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

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 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 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
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 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 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 compare 1920 @ 0.96 - 1.2 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.48 GHz64 Bit @ 14000 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 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 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 compare 1920 @ 0.96 - 1.2 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.48 GHz64 Bit @ 14000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G2 MAX-Q TU106N18E-G1 MAX-Q TU106
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines2304 - unified1920 - unified
TMUs144
ROPs64
Raytracing Cores36
Tensor / AI Cores288
Core Speed885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 effective = 1500 MHz11000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8 GB6 GB
Shared Memorynono
Memory Bandwidth384 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption80-90 Watt65 Watt
Transistors10.8 Billion
technology12 nm12 nm
PCIe3.0
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor,DLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2019 06.01.2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
28.9 pt (31%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
23.5 pt (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 5989     avg: 6746     median: 6571 (34%)     max: 8236 Points
min: 5390     avg: 5813     median: 5844.5 (30%)     max: 6171 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 5948     avg: 6745     median: 6661 (31%)     max: 8065 Points
min: 5357     avg: 5637     median: 5638.5 (26%)     max: 5914 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 359107     avg: 409921     median: 413114 (55%)     max: 452989 Points
308872 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 91578     avg: 187672     median: 149966 (21%)     max: 332234 Points
95079 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 24876     avg: 36143     median: 36551.5 (45%)     max: 51136 Points
min: 25407     avg: 31253     median: 30659.5 (37%)     max: 38287 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 39014     avg: 94310     median: 106564 (43%)     max: 134255 Points
min: 38074     avg: 58101     median: 58890 (24%)     max: 76551 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 10797     avg: 15754     median: 15494 (39%)     max: 18543 Points
min: 12716     avg: 13699     median: 13716 (34%)     max: 14649 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 11563     avg: 17489     median: 17335 (33%)     max: 21191 Points
min: 14129     avg: 14900     median: 14909.5 (28%)     max: 15650 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 11076     avg: 171835     median: 152562 (20%)     max: 378191 Points
95273 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 9888     avg: 28946     median: 38430 (46%)     max: 38519 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 9754     avg: 53457     median: 71328 (40%)     max: 79290 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 13166     avg: 18984     median: 18964 (38%)     max: 23306 Points
min: 16516     avg: 17896     median: 18065 (37%)     max: 18937 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 14723     avg: 22548     median: 22089 (32%)     max: 27694 Points
min: 18863     avg: 19881     median: 19778.5 (28%)     max: 21105 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
48510 Points (40%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
50957 Points (42%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
51396 Points (40%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
49207 Points (38%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3DMark 06
min: 34104     avg: 36162     median: 35284 (53%)     max: 40419 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
37332 Points (56%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
46.9 fps (20%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
7.7 fps (2%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
99.2 fps (37%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
39.8 fps (24%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
86.3 fps (30%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
10.1 fps (25%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
43.6 fps (23%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
67.2 fps (23%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
171.9 fps (46%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 55.5     avg: 61.8     median: 61.8 (28%)     max: 68.1 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 13.44     avg: 13.7     median: 13.7 (2%)     max: 13.91 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
min: 84.1     avg: 91.5     median: 91.5 (35%)     max: 98.8 fps
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 42.53     avg: 43.7     median: 43.7 (24%)     max: 44.9 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 139.7     avg: 165.2     median: 165.2 (29%)     max: 190.7 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 15.43     avg: 17.2     median: 17.2 (13%)     max: 19.02 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 123.4     avg: 135     median: 135 (35%)     max: 146.6 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 88.1     avg: 92.7     median: 92.7 (20%)     max: 97.3 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 117.6     avg: 144.2     median: 144.2 (39%)     max: 170.7 fps
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 7870     avg: 8375     median: 8082.5 (34%)     max: 9464 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
11800 Points (50%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
65.8 fps (24%)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
76.3 fps (28%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 91.1     avg: 124     median: 120 (32%)     max: 166 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
min: 104.1     avg: 132.3     median: 137 (37%)     max: 151 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
99.6 % (100%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
119.9 fps (4%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
1123 fps (9%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
119.8 fps (33%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
497.9 fps (39%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
96 fps (3%)
119.8 fps (3%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
279 fps (1%)
273 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2109 Samples/s (10%)
2664 Samples/s (12%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
5235 Samples/s (9%)
5786 Samples/s (10%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
12103 Points (23%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 138     avg: 156     median: 145 (22%)     max: 185 Watt
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min: 96.6     avg: 116.3     median: 116.3 (18%)     max: 136 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 140     avg: 162.7     median: 174 (24%)     max: 174 Watt
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min: 107.5     avg: 120.8     median: 120.8 (17%)     max: 134 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 120     avg: 149.3     median: 148 (33%)     max: 170 Watt
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min: 99.2     avg: 110.6     median: 108.9 (24%)     max: 125.5 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 0.378     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.515 Points per Watt
min: 0.4858     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.566 Points per Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1005     avg: 1324     median: 1320 (66%)     max: 1662 MHz
1418 MHz (71%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 395     avg: 871     median: 870.5 (34%)     max: 1346 MHz
1171 MHz (46%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q → 100% n=24

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q → 98% n=24

- 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.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
192.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
117.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
104.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
95.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
106 fps 115 fps ~ 111 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
62 fps 65 fps ~ 64 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
51.5 fps 54.9 fps ~ 53 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
43.8 fps 47.1 fps ~ 45 fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
117 124 ~ 121 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
78 84 ~ 81 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
66 76 ~ 71 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
61 70 ~ 66 fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
111.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
80.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
81.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
72  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
159 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
79.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
70.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
64.1 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
102 113 ~ 108 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
71 75 ~ 73 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
59 63 ~ 61 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
53 55 ~ 54 fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
168  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
92.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
75.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
56.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
107 123 fps