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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 for laptops is a fast mid-range gaming graphics card for laptops. It is based on the desktop RTX 2060 chip but at reduced GPU clock rates (-30%) and reduces power consumption (80 - 90 Watt TGP versus 160 Watt for the desktop version).

NVIDIA manufacturers the Turing TU106 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 2060 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).

The gaming performance of the mobile RTX 2060 is similar to an old Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) and clearly behind the desktop RTX 2060. The mobile GTX 1660 Ti is only a few percent behind in our gaming benhcmarks, but offers no raytracing features built in the GPU. For demanding games of 2019, the RTX 2060 is most suited for full HD (1080p) and high / ultra settings. However, there is not much headroom to activate the taxing raytracing features in most games.

The power consumption is rated at 80 - 90 Watt TGP by Nvidia and therefore similar to the Max-Q variants of the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080. In our real world laptop-tests the power draw of the whole systems running The Witcher 3 shows that the RTX 2060 slots in slightly below the Max-Q Variants and slightly above the GTX 1660 Ti mobile (as expected).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile RTX 2070 graphics card with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. Therefore, it is suitable for thin gaming laptops. It is based on the same TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 memory connected by a 256 bit interface (12 GHz).

Currently it looks like there will be two variants, a low power 80 Watt variant with 885 - 1185 MHz core clock and a faster 90 Watt variant with 1080 - 1305 MHz core clock). Both clock the memory at 6 GHz versus 7 GHz of the normal RTX 2070 (115 Watt TDP).

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).

Features

NVIDIA manufacturers the TU106 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 20870 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

The Max-Q version of the RTX 2070 should perform a bit slower than the mobile RTX 2070. Therefore, it should be able to run all demanding games in 2560x1440 with maximum details. Raytracing features however may reduce framerates a lot.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 MobileNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2000 Series
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1.35 - 1.77 GHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1.35 - 1.55 GHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1.65 - 1.82 GHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1.52 - 1.71 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1.37 - 1.56 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1.38 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1.41 - 1.62 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.14 - 1.38 GHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 0.98 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 0.74 - 1.1 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 0.93 - 1.16 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 2304 @ 0.89 - 1.19 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 1920 @ 0.96 - 1.2 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1.35 - 1.77 GHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1.35 - 1.55 GHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1.65 - 1.82 GHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1.52 - 1.71 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1.37 - 1.56 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1.38 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1.41 - 1.62 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.14 - 1.38 GHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 0.98 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 0.74 - 1.1 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 0.93 - 1.16 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 2304 @ 0.89 - 1.19 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 1920 @ 0.96 - 1.2 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G1 TU106N18E-G2 MAX-Q TU106
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines1920 - unified2304 - unified
Core Speed960 - 1200 (Boost) MHz885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz12000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynono
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
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2019 06.01.2019
Transistors10800 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
49.2 pt (51%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
35.5 pt (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 5679     avg: 6251     median: 6191 (35%)     max: 6926 Points
min: 5989     avg: 6686     median: 6562.5 (37%)     max: 8236 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 5660     avg: 6196     median: 6132 (31%)     max: 6910 Points
min: 5948     avg: 6709     median: 6594.5 (34%)     max: 8065 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 287714     avg: 402584     median: 411721 (65%)     max: 439590 Points
min: 359107     avg: 407923     median: 407594 (64%)     max: 452989 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 73968     avg: 207813     median: 208300 (29%)     max: 321075 Points
min: 11058     avg: 165595     median: 149857 (21%)     max: 332234 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 25480     avg: 35297     median: 36138 (48%)     max: 43412 Points
min: 24876     avg: 35815     median: 36379 (48%)     max: 51136 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 55324     avg: 93503     median: 99297 (49%)     max: 116593 Points
min: 39014     avg: 93432     median: 106563 (53%)     max: 134255 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 13566     avg: 14684     median: 14661.5 (38%)     max: 16465 Points
min: 10797     avg: 15663     median: 15448 (40%)     max: 18543 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 14768     avg: 16283     median: 16241 (33%)     max: 18358 Points
min: 11563     avg: 17388     median: 17321 (35%)     max: 21191 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 76950     avg: 267101     median: 354573 (47%)     max: 413361 Points
min: 11076     avg: 171835     median: 152562 (20%)     max: 378191 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 15612     avg: 18034     median: 18057 (47%)     max: 20404 Points
min: 13166     avg: 18746     median: 18733 (48%)     max: 23306 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 19143     avg: 21394     median: 21232 (36%)     max: 24662 Points
min: 14723     avg: 22403     median: 22017 (38%)     max: 27694 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
274 fps (63%)
279 fps (64%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
143 fps (54%)
96 fps (36%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2461 Samples/s (25%)
2109 Samples/s (22%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
5054 Samples/s (18%)
5235 Samples/s (19%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 11722     avg: 12126     median: 12241 (26%)     max: 12415
12103 (26%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 111     avg: 121     median: 120 (22%)     max: 134 Watt
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min: 138     avg: 162     median: 161.5 (29%)     max: 185 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 99     avg: 134     median: 136.9 (23%)     max: 164 Watt
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min: 140     avg: 157     median: 157 (26%)     max: 174 Watt
0102030405060708090100110120130140150160170180Tooltip
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 119     avg: 146     median: 144 (32%)     max: 185.4 Watt
0102030405060708090100110120130140150Tooltip
min: 120     avg: 150     median: 149 (33%)     max: 170 Watt
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Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 438     avg: 1342     median: 1470 (77%)     max: 1710 MHz
min: 1005     avg: 1324     median: 1320 (69%)     max: 1662 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 493     avg: 1154     median: 1200 (61%)     max: 1725 MHz
min: 395     avg: 871     median: 870.5 (44%)     max: 1346 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile → 100% n=43

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q → 98% n=43

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
106 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
62.3 fps  fps
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
62 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
45.3 51.5 fps ~ 48 fps
107%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
51.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
38.8 43.6 fps ~ 41 fps
107%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
43.8 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
28.1 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
12.6 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
117  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
74  fps
105%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
78  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
54 63 ~ 59 fps
112%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
66  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
51 58 ~ 55 fps
111%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
61  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
46  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
28  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
111.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
82.9 fps  fps
97%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
80.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
71.8 78.4 fps ~ 75 fps
108%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
81.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
64.1 67.9 fps ~ 66 fps
109%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
72  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
45.8 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
23.3 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
159 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
83.3 fps  fps
95%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
79.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
62.2 69.7 fps ~ 66 fps
107%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
70.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
57.1 63.1 fps ~ 60 fps
107%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
64.1 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
42.2 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
19.4 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
113  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
71  fps
106%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
75  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
53 58 ~ 56 fps
113%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
63  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
46 50 ~ 48 fps
115%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
55  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
38  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
22  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
75.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
59.2 59.8 ~ 60 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
35.4 38.7 ~ 37 fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
29.4  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
21.9  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
107  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
85.5 fps