NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 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 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 2070 MobileNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 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 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 compare 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 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 compare 1920 @ 975 - 1185 MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G2 TU106N18E-G2 MAX-Q TU106
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Cores2304 - unified2304 - unified
Core1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz
Memory14000 MHz12000 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Memory8192 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors10800 Million10800 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, 550 Watt system power recommended
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: 5989     avg: 6677     median: 6557 (37%)     max: 8236 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 7006     avg: 7641     median: 7722 (41%)     max: 8028 Points
min: 5948     avg: 6702     median: 6562 (35%)     max: 8065 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 423684     avg: 445082     median: 444708 (82%)     max: 467230 Points
min: 359107     avg: 406584     median: 404628 (74%)     max: 452989 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 150368     avg: 238420     median: 163308 (22%)     max: 401585 Points
min: 11058     avg: 165595     median: 149857 (21%)     max: 332234 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 25784     avg: 38259     median: 39054 (58%)     max: 50713 Points
min: 24876     avg: 35675     median: 36135 (54%)     max: 51136 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 64283     avg: 117096     median: 120866 (62%)     max: 135881 Points
min: 39014     avg: 92424     median: 106366 (54%)     max: 134255 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 15686     avg: 17658     median: 17681 (58%)     max: 20182.7 Points
min: 10797     avg: 15626     median: 15438 (51%)     max: 18543 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18169     avg: 20074     median: 20314 (47%)     max: 21138 Points
min: 11563     avg: 17345     median: 17307 (40%)     max: 21191 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 164562     avg: 304404     median: 303114 (40%)     max: 446824 Points
min: 11076     avg: 171835     median: 152562 (20%)     max: 378191 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 17817     avg: 20602     median: 20787.5 (54%)     max: 23447 Points
min: 13166     avg: 18704     median: 18666.5 (48%)     max: 23306 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 23335     avg: 25699     median: 25925 (44%)     max: 27265 Points
min: 14723     avg: 22354     median: 22011 (37%)     max: 27694 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 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 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
329 fps (76%)
279 fps (64%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
144 fps (54%)
96 fps (36%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
3171 Samples/s (32%)
2109 Samples/s (22%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
6570 Samples/s (45%)
5235 Samples/s (36%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
14446 (32%)
12103 (27%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 172     avg: 190     median: 186.4 (41%)     max: 238 Watt
min: 120     avg: 149     median: 148 (33%)     max: 170 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1395     avg: 1487     median: 1470 (77%)     max: 1650 MHz
min: 1005     avg: 1322     median: 1320 (69%)     max: 1662 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1125 MHz (65%)
min: 395     avg: 871     median: 870.5 (50%)     max: 1346 MHz

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

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q → 82% 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
95%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
126.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
98.1 fps  fps
85%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
83.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
89.6 fps  fps
86%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
77.5  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
60.5 fps  fps
86%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
52.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
30.6 fps  fps
89%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
27.2  fps
Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
119 fps  fps
107%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
127 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
73.9 fps  fps
114%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
84.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
71.4 fps  fps
105%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
75.3 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
61.3 fps  fps
98%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
59.9 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
54.5 fps  fps
88%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
48.2 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
31 fps  fps
Flight Simulator 2020

Flight Simulator 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
70.6 fps  fps
77%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
54.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
60.1 fps  fps
75%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
45.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
48.9 fps  fps
80%
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q:
38.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile:
35.3 fps