NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 sits behind the GeForce RTX 2080 as the third fastest desktop GPU in NVIDIA's current GeForce Turing line-up. The RTX 2070 has 2,304 (down from the 2,944 of the RTX 2080) shader units, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM and a 256-bit interface that runs at 14 GHz and delivers up to 448 GB/s. The mobile variant of the RTX 2070 bears the same name, but offers considerable lower clock speeds (see our RTX 2070 laptop page).

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 2070 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 RTX 2070 should perform on par with a GeForce GTX 1080, but it will outclass the latter in games that support DLSS and RTRT. Therefore, the RTX 2070 is a very fast consumer desktop GPUs and can play most triple-A games released in 2018 at high graphics in 4K.

Power Requirements

NVIDIA estimates that the RTX 2070 should consume a maximum of 175 W.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 for desktops is a fast mid range graphics card in the GeForce Turing line-up. It uses a TU106 chip with 1,920 shader, 45 ROPs, 120 TMUs, 240 KI-cores and a 192 Bit memory bus that connects 6 GB of GDDR6 (clocked at 7 GHz leading to 14 GHz effective and 336 GB/s).

 The mobile variant of the RTX 2060 bears the same name, but offers considerable lower clock speeds (see our RTX 2060 laptop page).

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 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).

Performance

The average RTX 2060 should be on par with a Radeon RX Vega 64 and between the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 / 1070 Ti. Therefore, the RTX 2060 is most suited for 1920x1080 to 2560x1440 in demanding games.

Power Requirements

NVIDIA specifies that the RTX 2060 should consume a maximum of 160 W and therefore clearly higher than the old GTX 1060 rated at 120 Watt.

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 2060 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 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2000 Series
NVIDIA Titan RTX 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 3072 @ 975 - 1230 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 2560 @ 930 - 1155 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 1920 @ 960 - 1200 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 975 - 1185 MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
NVIDIA Titan RTX 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 3072 @ 975 - 1230 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 2560 @ 930 - 1155 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 1920 @ 960 - 1200 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 975 - 1185 MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
NVIDIA Titan RTX 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 3072 @ 975 - 1230 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 2560 @ 930 - 1155 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 1920 @ 960 - 1200 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 975 - 1185 MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameTuring TU106Turing TU106N18E-G1 MAX-Q TU106
ArchitectureTuringTuringTuring
Pipelines2304 - unified1920 - unified1920 - unified
Core Speed1410 - 1620 (Boost) MHz1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz14000 MHz11000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit192 Bit192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB6144 MB6144 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4DirectX 12_1
Transistors10800 Million
technology12 nm12 nm12 nm
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 550 Watt system power recommendedDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Date of Announcement27.08.2018 06.01.2019 06.01.2019
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
62.5 pt (70%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 6366     avg: 8776     median: 9214.5 (53%)     max: 9615 Points
7878 Points (45%)
min: 5637     avg: 5953     median: 6052 (35%)     max: 6171 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 7445     avg: 8952     median: 9300 (49%)     max: 9656 Points
7732 Points (41%)
min: 5357     avg: 5707     median: 5850 (31%)     max: 5914 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 421374     avg: 449565     median: 425550 (78%)     max: 501818 Points
424149 Points (78%)
308872 Points (57%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 301347     avg: 342238     median: 310300 (43%)     max: 413520 Points
305160 Points (42%)
95079 Points (13%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 22847     avg: 45511     median: 49226 (74%)     max: 56131 Points
44523 Points (67%)
min: 25407     avg: 31846     median: 31845 (48%)     max: 38287 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 79868     avg: 121930     median: 127652 (65%)     max: 142253 Points
107083 Points (55%)
min: 38074     avg: 51951     median: 53724 (28%)     max: 64056 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 12809     avg: 18230     median: 18678.5 (62%)     max: 21833 Points
16267 Points (54%)
min: 13173     avg: 14027     median: 14259 (47%)     max: 14649 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 16770     avg: 21999     median: 23186 (53%)     max: 24242 Points
19338 Points (45%)
min: 14241     avg: 15156     median: 15578 (36%)     max: 15650 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 311716     avg: 382015     median: 358141 (48%)     max: 463314 Points
333335 Points (44%)
95273 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 15341     avg: 23703     median: 24241 (63%)     max: 27206 points
min: 22018     avg: 22982     median: 22982 (59%)     max: 23946 points
min: 18021     avg: 18356     median: 18109 (47%)     max: 18937 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 22174     avg: 29866     median: 31260 (53%)     max: 32373 points
min: 26413     avg: 27163     median: 27162.5 (46%)     max: 27912 points
min: 18863     avg: 20180     median: 20572 (35%)     max: 21105 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 137991     avg: 139891     median: 139891 (73%)     max: 141791 Points
125706 Points (66%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 33065     avg: 34192     median: 34752 (65%)     max: 34760 Points
34679 Points (65%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 111.5     avg: 113     median: 113 (61%)     max: 113.8 fps
91.2 fps (50%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Solidworks (sw-04) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-03) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-03) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
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
min: 3300     avg: 3353     median: 3333 (34%)     max: 3426 Samples/s
2586 Samples/s (26%)
2664 Samples/s (27%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 7179     avg: 7338     median: 7293 (49%)     max: 7542 Samples/s
5655 Samples/s (38%)
5786 Samples/s (39%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 17031     avg: 17438     median: 17592 (39%)     max: 17690 Points
14375 Points (32%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 251.93     avg: 318     median: 343 (78%)     max: 359.6 Watt
295 Watt (67%)
min: 96.6     avg: 116     median: 116.3 (26%)     max: 136 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 237.05     avg: 314     median: 336 (72%)     max: 347 Watt
289 Watt (62%)
min: 107.5     avg: 121     median: 120.8 (26%)     max: 134 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
148 Watt (33%)
min: 99.2     avg: 112     median: 112.4 (25%)     max: 125.5 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1418 MHz (74%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
1171 MHz (67%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) → 89% n=16

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q → 67% n=16

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* 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.

Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia Definitive Edition

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop):
138 fps  fps
109%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
150 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop):
112 fps  fps
89%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
99.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop):
105 fps