NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile GeForce RTX 2060. Therefore it is a high end gaming graphics card for thin laptops. It is based on the same chip as the RTX 2060 but with reduced clock speeds and a lower power consumption. It was released in 2020 with the Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop.

With the refresh, Nvidia also reworked the Max-Q technologies for more efficiency. Low Voltage GDDR6 (lower clocked but more headroom for the GPU) and improved regulator efficiency should improve the performance per Watt. Two new optional features can also be implemented by the OEM. Max-Q Dynamic Boost is able to shift power from the CPU to the GPU on a per frame basis to increase overall performance. Furthermore, the laptop manufacturer can also implement Advanced Optimus with a dynamic display switch (hardware) to enable Optimus, G-SYNC and high refresh rate displays (up to 4K 120 Hz).

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1080 though. The drivers for the Max-Q version were optimized for efficiency (and not performance; only for Max-Q models), there are optimized voltage converters for 1V operation, high-end cooling methods, and a 40 dB limit for the fan noise (with clock adjustments to ensure this at all times).

The performance should be only slightly below the normal RTX 2060 due to the decreased clock rates. It should be most suited for 1080p gaming at maximum detail level. Raytracing features however may reduce framerates a lot, so using raytracing will be limited to some games.

The chip is specified at a TGP of around 65 Watt and therefore clearly lower than the 80 - 90 Watt of the regular RTX 2060 Mobile.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile GeForce RTX 2070 Super with reduced clock speeds, performance and of course power consumption. It is intended for thin gaming laptops. It is based on the same TU104-725-A1 chip with 2,560 shaders, 8 GB GDDR6 memory and a 256 Bit memory bus. Currently we know of three variants with a TGP of 80, 85 and 90 Watt, base clock speeds of 930, 1005, and 1080 MHz, and turbo clock speeds of 1155, 1230 and 1290 MHz. The mobile variant for comparison is rated at 115 W and 1140 - 1380 MHz.

With the refresh, Nvidia also reworked the Max-Q technologies for more efficiency. Low Voltage GDDR6 (lower clocked but more headroom for the GPU) and improved regulator efficiency should improve the performance per Watt. Two new optional features can also be implemented by the OEM. Max-Q Dynamic Boost is able to shift power from the CPU to the GPU on a per frame basis to increase overall performance. Furthermore, the laptop manufacturer can also implement Advanced Optimus with a dynamic display switch (hardware) to enable Optimus, G-SYNC and high refresh rate displays (up to 4K 120 Hz).

Features

NVIDIA manufacturers the TU104 chip on a 12 nm FinFET process and includes features like Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and Real-Time Ray Tracing (RTRT), which should combine to create more realistic lighting effects than older GPUs based on the company's Pascal architecture (if the games supports it). The RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is also DisplayPort 1.4 ready, while there is also support for HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and H.265 video en/decoding (PlayReady 3.0).

Performance

Due to the lower clock rates, the Max-Q variant is clearly slower than the mobile RTX 2070 Super. The difference depends on the used variant, where the 90 W version is only slightly slower. Therefore, the performance should be sufficient for maximum detail settings at a QHD resolution. With raytracing enabled, you may have to reduce settings or resolution. Less demanding games can be easily played in 4k.

The power consumption of the card is between 80 - 90 Watt TGP and therefore clearly lower than the RTX 2070 Super Mobile (115 Watt).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2000 Series
NVIDIA Titan RTX (compare) 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 (Boost) MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) (compare) 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) (compare) 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile (compare) 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile (compare) 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile (compare) 3072 @ 975 - 1230 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (compare) 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) (compare) 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile (compare) 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile (compare) 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (compare) 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 2560 @ 930 - 1155 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (compare) 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile (compare) 1920 @ 960 - 1200 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
NVIDIA Titan RTX (compare) 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 (Boost) MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) (compare) 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) (compare) 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile (compare) 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile (compare) 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile (compare) 3072 @ 975 - 1230 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (compare) 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) (compare) 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile (compare) 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile (compare) 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (compare) 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 2560 @ 930 - 1155 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (compare) 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile (compare) 1920 @ 960 - 1200 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G1 MAX-Q TU106N18E-G2R
ArchitectureTuringTuring
1920 - 2560 -
Core975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz930 - 1155 (Boost) MHz
Memory11000 MHz11000 MHz
Bus192 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Memory6144 MB6144 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology12 nm12 nm
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 550 Watt system power recommended
Size
Introduced06.01.2019 02.04.2020

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
34.3 pt (35%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
6171 Points (44%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
5850 Points (40%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
308872 Points (58%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
95079 Points (13%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
38287 Points (58%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
64056 Points (33%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
14649 Points (52%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
15650 Points (39%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
95273 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
18937 points (54%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
21105 points (41%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
498 fps (80%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
120 fps (33%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
273 fps (63%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
120 fps (45%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
2664 Samples/s (50%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
5786 Samples/s (54%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
96.6 Watt (22%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
108 Watt (23%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
112 Watt (25%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q → 100%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
176.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
108.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
95.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
93.3  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
194.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
96.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
75.7  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
78.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
68.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
68.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
85.3  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
103.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
88.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
82.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
79  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
123  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
82  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
75  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
55  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
117  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
89.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
61.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
48.3  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
196  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
137  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
116  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
101  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
201.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
103.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
69.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
50.7  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
81.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
81.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
61.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
36.5  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
154  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
92  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
74  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
56  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
129.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
72.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
55.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
43.8  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
143.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
142.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
126.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
116.6  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
97  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
79  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
65  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
45  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
118  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
90  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
84  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
74  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
104.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
94.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
75.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
63.6  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
94.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
81.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
69.7  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
141  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
82.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
62.4  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
124  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
110.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
107.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
81.2  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
155  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
123  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
97  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
76  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
246.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
249.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
219.3  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
299.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
299.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
229.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
146.9  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
125  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
125  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
118.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
111.5  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
100.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
72.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
66.8  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
60  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
60  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
59.2  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
120.8 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
115.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
107.8 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
103.8 fps  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
232.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
168.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
100.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
58.4  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
278.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
252.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
229.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
126.2  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
130.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
67.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
67.4  fps
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:
»

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