NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 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 2080 Super Max-Q

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile GeForce RTX 2080 Super with reduced clock speeds, performance and of course power consumption. It is intended for thin gaming laptops and based on the same TU104 chip with 3,072 shaders, 8 GB GDDR6 memory and a 256 Bit memory bus.

Currently it looks like there are three variants with a TGP of 80, 85 and 90 Watt. The clock speed ranges from 735 - 975 MHz for the base clock speed and 1080 - 1230 for the boost.

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 2080 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 2080 Super. In our benchmarks with the first devices, the performance is very similar to the old RTX 2080 Max-Q and only on a level with the non Max-Q RTX 2070. Therefore, the performance is ideal for 1440p gaming at max details for demanding games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Control or Borderlands 3. Less demanding games like F1 2019 can be played in 4k with maximum settings. Detailed gaming benchmarks can be found at the end of this page.

The power consumption of the card is between 80 - 90 Watt TGP and therefore significantly lower than the RTX 2080 Super Mobile (150 - 200 Watt).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 MobileNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 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 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 compare 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 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 compare 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-G3
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines1920 - unified3072 - unified
Core Speed960 - 1200 (Boost) MHz975 - 1230 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz11000 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 MonitorNVLink, DLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 650 Watt system power recommended
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2019 02.04.2020
Transistors13600 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
49.2 pt (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 5679     avg: 6251     median: 6191 (35%)     max: 6926 Points
min: 7475     avg: 8204     median: 8075 (45%)     max: 9051 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 5660     avg: 6196     median: 6132 (31%)     max: 6910 Points
min: 7372     avg: 8210     median: 8331 (43%)     max: 8979 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 287714     avg: 402584     median: 411721 (65%)     max: 439590 Points
min: 443119     avg: 465029     median: 468363 (74%)     max: 483604 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 73968     avg: 207813     median: 208300 (29%)     max: 321075 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 25480     avg: 35297     median: 36138 (48%)     max: 43412 Points
min: 32880     avg: 42751     median: 44534 (59%)     max: 53680 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 55324     avg: 93503     median: 99297 (49%)     max: 116593 Points
min: 101976     avg: 126108     median: 127741 (63%)     max: 140750 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 13566     avg: 14684     median: 14661.5 (38%)     max: 16465 Points
min: 17053     avg: 18565     median: 18578.5 (48%)     max: 20173 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 14768     avg: 16283     median: 16241 (33%)     max: 18358 Points
min: 19655     avg: 21743     median: 21902.5 (44%)     max: 23649 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 76950     avg: 267101     median: 354573 (47%)     max: 413361 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 15612     avg: 18034     median: 18057 (47%)     max: 20404 Points
min: 20888     avg: 23821     median: 24119 (62%)     max: 26066 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 19143     avg: 21394     median: 21232 (36%)     max: 24662 Points
min: 26292     avg: 29663     median: 29636.5 (50%)     max: 32995 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 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 2080 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
274 fps (63%)
368 fps (84%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
143 fps (54%)
217 fps (82%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2461 Samples/s (25%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
5054 Samples/s (18%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 11722     avg: 12126     median: 12241 (26%)     max: 12415
16221 (35%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 111     avg: 121     median: 120 (22%)     max: 134 Watt
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161 Watt (29%)
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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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149 Watt (25%)
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 119     avg: 146     median: 144 (32%)     max: 185.4 Watt
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min: 140     avg: 150     median: 146.1 (32%)     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: 1215     avg: 1371     median: 1387.5 (72%)     max: 1506 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 493     avg: 1154     median: 1200 (61%)     max: 1725 MHz
819 MHz (41%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile → 100% n=30

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q → 124% n=30

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- 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.

med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
62.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
45.3 51.5 fps ~ 48 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
38.8 43.6 fps ~ 41 fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
28.1 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
12.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
74  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
54 63 ~ 59 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
51 58 ~ 55 fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
46  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
28  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
82.9 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
71.8 78.4 fps ~ 75 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
64.1 67.9 fps ~ 66 fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
45.8 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
23.3 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
83.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
62.2 69.7 fps ~ 66 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
57.1 63.1 fps ~ 60 fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
42.2 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
19.4 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
71  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
53 58 ~ 56 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
46 50 ~ 48 fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
38  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
22  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

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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
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
85.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile:
66 74.4 fps