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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 for laptops is the second fastest mobile graphics card for notebooks in early 2019. It is based on the desktop RTX 2070 but with reduced core speeds (-11% Boost, -14% Base). The memory appears to be similar clocked and sized. Therefore, the RTX2070 offers 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 memory connected by a 256 bit interface (14 GHz, 448 GB/s).

A more power efficient "Max-Q" version is also available with further reduced clock rates.

In April 2020 Nvidia refreshed the RTX 2070 with new "Super" cards. In addition to the RTX 2070 Super Mobile with 2560 shaders, Nvidia also introduced a slightly higher clocked RTX 2070 for laptops (N18E-G1R-A1, TU106-735-A1 chip) with a 1,305 base and 1,485 MHz boost clock.

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 mobile RTX 2070 should perform a bit slower than the desktop RTX 2070 and therefore on par the old GTX 1080 for laptops. Therefore, it should be able to run all demanding games in 4k with high 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 MobileNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2000 Series
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 975 - 1230 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 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) compare 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 930 - 1155 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 960 - 1200 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 975 - 1185 MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 975 - 1230 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 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) compare 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 930 - 1155 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 960 - 1200 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 975 - 1185 MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G2 TU106N18E-G1 MAX-Q TU106
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Cores2304 - unified1920 - unified
Core1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz
Memory14000 MHz11000 MHz
Bus256 Bit192 Bit
MemoryGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Memory8192 MB6144 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors10800 Million
Technology12 nm12 nm
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 550 Watt system power recommendedDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size2/32/3
Introduced06.01.2019 06.01.2019

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
53.2 pt (59%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 6890     avg: 7527     median: 7490 (43%)     max: 8253 Points
min: 5637     avg: 5953     median: 6052 (35%)     max: 6171 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 7006     avg: 7641     median: 7722 (41%)     max: 8028 Points
min: 5357     avg: 5707     median: 5850 (31%)     max: 5914 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 423684     avg: 445082     median: 444708 (82%)     max: 467230 Points
308872 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 150368     avg: 238420     median: 163308 (22%)     max: 401585 Points
95079 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 25784     avg: 38259     median: 39054 (58%)     max: 50713 Points
min: 25407     avg: 31846     median: 31845 (48%)     max: 38287 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 64283     avg: 117096     median: 120866 (62%)     max: 135881 Points
min: 38074     avg: 51951     median: 53724 (28%)     max: 64056 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 15686     avg: 17658     median: 17681 (58%)     max: 20182.7 Points
min: 13173     avg: 14027     median: 14259 (47%)     max: 14649 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18169     avg: 20074     median: 20314 (47%)     max: 21138 Points
min: 14241     avg: 15156     median: 15578 (36%)     max: 15650 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 164562     avg: 304404     median: 303114 (40%)     max: 446824 Points
95273 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 17817     avg: 20602     median: 20787.5 (54%)     max: 23447 Points
min: 18021     avg: 18356     median: 18109 (47%)     max: 18937 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 23335     avg: 25699     median: 25925 (44%)     max: 27265 Points
min: 18863     avg: 20180     median: 20572 (35%)     max: 21105 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
329 fps (76%)
273 fps (63%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
144 fps (54%)
120 fps (45%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
3171 Samples/s (32%)
2664 Samples/s (27%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
6570 Samples/s (45%)
5786 Samples/s (39%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
14446 (32%)
14446 (32%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 172     avg: 190     median: 186.4 (41%)     max: 238 Watt
min: 99.2     avg: 112     median: 112.4 (25%)     max: 125.5 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1395     avg: 1487     median: 1470 (77%)     max: 1650 MHz
1418 MHz (74%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1125 MHz (65%)
1171 MHz (67%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile → 100% n=34

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q → 86% n=34

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

FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
225 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
223 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
211 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
210 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
206 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
173 fps  fps
Star Wars Squadrons

Star Wars Squadrons

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
265 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
234 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
228 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
214 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
140 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
78 fps  fps
Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia Definitive Edition

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
133 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
98.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
89.6 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
60.5 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
30.6 fps  fps
Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
119 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
73.9 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
71.4 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
61.3 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
54.5 fps  fps
Flight Simulator 2020

Flight Simulator 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
70.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
60.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
48.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
35.3 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
26.8 fps