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GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q & RTX 2080 Super Max-Q Performance Review

Is everything Super? Instead of a completely new GPU generation, Nvidia prefers to update its mobile Turing portfolio. Read on to find out how the Super updates of the RTX 2070 Max-Q and RTX 2080 Max-Q perform.
Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser (translated by Andreas Osthoff),

Before we start with the benchmarks and the performance evaluation, we want to talk about the current testing situation. Due to the Corona pandemic, the production and the shipment of hardware from Asia was heavily delayed, so we only received two notebooks with 10th Gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia Super GPUs for in-depth reviews ahead of the official launch. More laptops have already been announced or are in shipment right now, so we will release multiple reviews over the next couple of weeks. In addition to the pure performance evaluation, we will also cover other aspects like the temperature development, the fan noise, and power consumption in these review. The following article is supposed to give you an idea of the performance you can expect from the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.

Test Systems & Specifications

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB

We use a brand-new Aero 17 HDR XB from Gigabyte for our performance analysis. The designation already indicates that the 17-inch gaming notebook is equipped with an HDR capable display. The latter – without giving too much away at this point – convinces with 3840 x 2160 pixels and wide color gamut. The operating system (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit) is installed on a 512 GB NVMe-SSD from Samsung. You also get 2x 8 GB DDR4-3200 RAM in a dual-channel configuration. Gigabyte selected the powerful Core i7-10875H processor; the 8-core CPU runs at 2.3-5.1 GHz under load. Thanks to Hyperthreading, the 14nm chip (45W TDP) supports up to 16 threads simultaneously.

Laptop Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Processor Intel Core i7-10875H
Memory 2 x 8 GB DDR4-3200
Storage 512 GB NVMe-SSD
GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Shader Units 2560
Core clock Base 930 MHz
Core clock Turbo 1155 MHz
VRAM 8 GB GDDR6
Memory interface 256-bit
Memory clock 1375 MHz
Driver ForceWare 445.87

The most interesting components for gamers is obviously the tuned graphics card. While the old GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q only got 2304 shader units, the Super version now gets 2560 EUs, which is a gain of 11%. The base clock was increased from 885 MHz to 930 MHz; the Boost clock on the other hand is a bit lower with 1155 MHz vs. 1185 MHz. However, the Turbo is much more aggressive in the real-world as long as the cooling solution can keep up. We managed to get a clock of up to 1665 MHz from the Aero 17 during the GPU-Z render test. Attention: The clocks can vary between notebooks depending on the individual TDP configuration.

The memory has not been changed at a first glance. 8 GB GDDR6-VRAM are still attached via 256-bit interface. However, we can see some differences when it comes to the memory clock, which was reduced from 12,000 to 11,000 MHz. This reduces the memory bandwidth from 384 to 352 GB/s (probably to reduce the power consumption; the low-power GDDR6 is supposed to be particularly power efficient). In return, the number of TMUs and the texture fill rate were increased. We use the GPU driver ForceWare 445.87, which was provided by Nvidia.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB

Acer Predator Triton 500

The second test system is the Acer Predator Triton 500. We reviewed its predecessor – similar to the Aero 17 – last year (see review). The 15-inch laptop is also equipped with 2x 8GB DDR4-3200 RAM and a 512 GB NVMe-SSD (windows 10 Pro 64-bit), but the CPU only has 6 instead of 8 cores. Intel's Core i7-10750H, which manages between 2.6-5.0 GHz under load), replaces the previous 6-core favorite Core i7-9750H.

Laptop Acer Predator Triton 500
Processor Intel Core i7-10750H
Memory 2 x 8 GB DDR4-3200
Storage 512 GB NVMe-SSD
GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Shader Units 3072
Core clock Base 815 MHz
Core clock Turbo 1160 MHz
VRAM 8 GB GDDR6
Memory interface 256-bit
Memory clock 1353 MHz
Driver ForceWare 445.87

The graphics calculations are handled by the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. Compared to the old RTX 2080 Max-Q, the number of shaders is only slightly increased from 2944 to 3072 (+4%), and the clocks are hardly different, either. The minimum base clock – the values can once again vary depending on the TDP configuration – is even identical at 735 MHz (Boost: 1080 MHz).

Acer preloads the tool PredatorSense with two overclocking profiles to increase the performance even further. While Fast increases the base clock to 815 MHz (Boost: 1160 MHz), you get 855 MHz (Boost: 1200 MHz) with the preset Extreme. Our benchmarks were performed with the Fast preset, which results in a maximum clock of 1815 MHz in the GPU-Z render test. The optimized GDDR6-VRAM still has a size of 8 GB attached via 256-bit interface. The memory clock was reduced from 12,000 to 11,000 MHz.

Acer Predator Triton 500
Acer Predator Triton 500
Acer Predator Triton 500
Acer Predator Triton 500
Acer Predator Triton 500
Acer Predator Triton 500
Acer Predator Triton 500

Synthetic Benchmarks

We are comparing both the Aero 17 HDR XB as well as the Acer Predator Triton 500 with other Turing equipped laptops and at least 16 GB dual-channel RAM in the synthetic benchmarks. In addition to the MSI GE75 9SG (GeForce RTX 2080) we use the Asus ROG GX701GXR (GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q), the MSI GE65 9SF (GeForce RTX 2070), the Gigabyte Aero 17 XA (GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q), and the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo (GeForce RTX 2060) for our 3DMark comparison tables.

DirectX 11

As expected, the Super versions are sitting right between the old Max-Q chips and their regular counterparts in most benchmarks. While results of the RTX 2070 Super Max-Q are closer towards the standard edition of the RTX 2070, however, the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is closer to the old RTX 2080 Max-Q. The 3DMark Fire Strike test shows the Aero 17 HDR XB roughly on par with the MSI GE65 9SF. The 2019 Aero 17 XA on the other hand is about 20% slower. If you compare the Acer predator Triton 500 and the Asus ROG GX701GXR, the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is only about 7% faster than its predecessor.

3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GE75 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9880H
24623 Points ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
22326 Points ∼91%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H
20997 Points ∼85%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
20917 Points ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
20914 Points ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
16658 Points ∼68%
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i9-9980HK
14768 Points ∼60%

DirectX 12

The Time Spy test based on DirectX 12 shows a slightly bigger advantage for the standard RTX 2070 over the RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. +7% is no miracle considering the higher power consumption though. The old RTX 2070 Max-Q falls behind by more than 10%. The performance advantage of the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q over the RTX 2080 Max-Q is only ~4% in the case of the Predator Triton 500.

3DMark - 2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GE75 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9880H
9754 Points ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
8379 Points ∼86%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
8036 Points ∼82%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H
8028 Points ∼82%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
7468 Points ∼77%
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
6479 Points ∼66%
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i9-9980HK
5738 Points ∼59%

Raytracing

The result of the Raytracing benchmark Port Royal is a bit surprising. The new RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is about 3% faster than the RTX 2070 (+22% vs. RTX 2070 Max-Q). The additional price of the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is hardly worth it at about 14% more performance.

3DMark - 2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
MSI GE75 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9880H
5538 Points ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
5086 Points ∼92%
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-9750H
4713 Points ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
4477 Points ∼81%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H
4346 Points ∼78%
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA RP77
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
3668 Points ∼66%
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i9-9980HK
3265 Points ∼59%

Gaming Benchmarks

The selection of suitable gaming comparison devices is much more complicated, because for modern games, we often do not have results for the Max-Q chips and the performance in older titles is not always comparable due to different drivers and patch versions. In the end, we decided to use three long-term loaners from MSI (GT76 9SG, GP65 9SF & GE65 9SE), which are equipped with 6-core or 8-core CPUs as well as a standard RTX 2080, 2070 or 2060, respectively. The following 12 games (all tested in FHD, QHD, and UHD) are from 2019 and 2020.

Full-HD (1920 x 1080)

Neither the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, nor the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, have problems with the classic 1080p resolution even in demanding titles. The fps number rarely drops below 60 fps even when you use Ultra settings. Some titles even run at more than 100 fps (like Call of Duty Modern Warfare, for example).

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings AA:T2X Filmic SM
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
141 (112min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
107 (72min) fps ∼76%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
105 (78min) fps ∼74%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
104 (74min) fps ∼74%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
91.1 (71min) fps ∼65%
Doom Eternal - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
205 (130min) fps ∼100%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
154 (104min) fps ∼75%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
147 (94min) fps ∼72%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
138 (95min) fps ∼67%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
135 (95min) fps ∼66%
Hunt Showdown - 1920x1080 High Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
135 (125min) fps ∼100%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
105 (96min) fps ∼78%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
101 (95min) fps ∼75%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
96.8 (88min) fps ∼72%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
87.4 (81min) fps ∼65%
Escape from Tarkov - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
121 (111min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
119 (105min) fps ∼98%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
118 (97min) fps ∼98%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
107 (87min) fps ∼88%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
99.3 (85min) fps ∼82%
Red Dead Redemption 2 - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
54.2 (26min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
43.7 (28min) fps ∼81%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
42.6 (17min) fps ∼79%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
40.2 (25min) fps ∼74%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
35.3 (14min) fps ∼65%
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - 1920x1080 Epic Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
116 (71min) fps ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
94.1 (65min) fps ∼81%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
93 (60min) fps ∼80%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
89.9 (59min) fps ∼78%
Need for Speed Heat - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
99.1 (85min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
83.3 (67min) fps ∼84%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
82.6 (68min) fps ∼83%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
78.3 (56min) fps ∼79%
GRID 2019 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
103 (81min) fps ∼100%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
83.5 (66min) fps ∼81%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
72 (38min) fps ∼70%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
71.1 (39min) fps ∼69%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
69.7 (54min) fps ∼68%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
81 (58min) fps ∼100%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
71 (54min) fps ∼88%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
70 (48min) fps ∼86%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
66 (53min) fps ∼81%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
59 (45min) fps ∼73%
Borderlands 3 - 1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
81.9 fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
68.1 fps ∼83%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
64.5 fps ∼79%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
59.6 fps ∼73%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
53.2 fps ∼65%
Control - 1920x1080 High Quality Preset (DX11)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
94.8 (83min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
79.8 (71min) fps ∼84%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
72.3 (63min) fps ∼76%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
68.4 (60min) fps ∼72%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
59.1 (52min) fps ∼62%
F1 2019 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
148 (140min) fps ∼100%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
143 (134min) fps ∼97%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
138 (115min) fps ∼93%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
123 (112min) fps ∼83%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
97 (90min) fps ∼66%

QHD (2560 x1440)

The performance of the RTX 2070 Super Max-Q and RTX 2080 Super Max-Q is usually sufficient for QHD panels, only very demanding and/or poorly optimized games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Borderlands 3, and Control can be a bit too challenging, at least for the 2070 GPU.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 2560x1440 Maximum Settings AA:T2X Filmic SM
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
102 (84min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
78.9 (55min) fps ∼77%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
75.4 (60min) fps ∼74%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
72.3 (53min) fps ∼71%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
62.9 (51min) fps ∼62%
Doom Eternal - 2560x1440 Ultra Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
142 (99min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
108 (75min) fps ∼76%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
104 (78min) fps ∼73%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
99.6 (76min) fps ∼70%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
86.9 (64min) fps ∼61%
Hunt Showdown - 2560x1440 High Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
85.7 (81min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
68.8 (63min) fps ∼80%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
65.8 (62min) fps ∼77%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
56.8 (53min) fps ∼66%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
51.7 (49min) fps ∼60%
Escape from Tarkov - 2560x1440 Ultra Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
88.6 (77min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
83.1 (71min) fps ∼94%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
79.8 (70min) fps ∼90%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
78.8 (74min) fps ∼89%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
61.5 (46min) fps ∼69%
Red Dead Redemption 2 - 2560x1440 Maximum Settings
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
44.3 (8min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
37 (24min) fps ∼84%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
35 (16min) fps ∼79%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
32 (24min) fps ∼72%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
28.7 (8min) fps ∼65%
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - 2560x1440 Epic Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
97.9 (72min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
76.2 (58min) fps ∼78%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
73.4 (55min) fps ∼75%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
71.3 (59min) fps ∼73%
Need for Speed Heat - 2560x1440 Ultra Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
78.9 (68min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
66.9 (57min) fps ∼85%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
63.9 (54min) fps ∼81%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
60.5 (53min) fps ∼77%
GRID 2019 - 2560x1440 Ultra High Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
82.5 (69min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
66.4 (35min) fps ∼80%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
66 (55min) fps ∼80%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
60.6 (35min) fps ∼73%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
58.9 (47min) fps ∼71%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint - 2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:T
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
61 (48min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
53 (43min) fps ∼87%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
52 (41min) fps ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
49 (40min) fps ∼80%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
42 (33min) fps ∼69%
Borderlands 3 - 2560x1440 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
58.6 fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
49.1 fps ∼84%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
45.1 fps ∼77%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
41.7 fps ∼71%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
36.4 fps ∼62%
Control - 2560x1440 High Quality Preset (DX11)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
62.8 (55min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
48.4 (43min) fps ∼77%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
46.9 (41min) fps ∼75%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
43.9 (38min) fps ∼70%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
37.7 (33min) fps ∼60%
F1 2019 - 2560x1440 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
122 (113min) fps ∼100%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
112 (88min) fps ∼92%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
107 (99min) fps ∼88%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
90 (72min) fps ∼74%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
75 (60min) fps ∼61%

UHD (3840 x 2160)

4K enthusiasts are better off with a standard GeForce RTX 2080. A combination of 3840 x 2160 pixels and maximum details are often a bit too challenging for the two Super GPUs. 60 fps+, which is often the target for many gamers, are more of an exception than the rule.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 3840x2160 Maximum Settings AA:T2X Filmic SM
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
58.8 (49min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
44.5 (32min) fps ∼76%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
42.5 (35min) fps ∼72%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
41 (28min) fps ∼70%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
35 (28min) fps ∼60%
Doom Eternal - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
75.2 (55min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
58 (47min) fps ∼77%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
54.7 (44min) fps ∼73%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
51.2 (43min) fps ∼68%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
41 (29min) fps ∼55%
Hunt Showdown - 3840x2160 High Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
41.5 (39min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
32.4 (30min) fps ∼78%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
31.3 (29min) fps ∼75%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
27.4 (23min) fps ∼66%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
24.8 (23min) fps ∼60%
Escape from Tarkov - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
49.3 (44min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
39.7 (33min) fps ∼81%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
37.8 (34min) fps ∼77%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
36.8 (28min) fps ∼75%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
30 (25min) fps ∼61%
Red Dead Redemption 2 - 3840x2160 Maximum Settings
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
29.7 (6min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
23.8 (18min) fps ∼80%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
22.9 (6min) fps ∼77%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
20.5 (17min) fps ∼69%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
19.5 (11min) fps ∼66%
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order - 3840x2160 Epic Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
52 (46min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
42.7 (38min) fps ∼82%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
37.3 (33min) fps ∼72%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
35.9 (31min) fps ∼69%
Need for Speed Heat - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
47.9 (41min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
40.9 (36min) fps ∼85%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
37.5 (32min) fps ∼78%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
33.4 (25min) fps ∼70%
GRID 2019 - 3840x2160 Ultra High Preset
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
54.8 (48min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
46.9 (26min) fps ∼86%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
39.7 (23min) fps ∼72%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
39.3 (34min) fps ∼72%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
36.3 (30min) fps ∼66%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
36 (29min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
31 (25min) fps ∼86%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
29 (23min) fps ∼81%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
28 (22min) fps ∼78%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
20 (12min) fps ∼56%
Borderlands 3 - 3840x2160 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
31.9 fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
26.6 fps ∼83%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
24.2 fps ∼76%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
22.2 fps ∼70%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
16.6 fps ∼52%
Control - 3840x2160 High Quality Preset (DX11)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
31.6 (27min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
24.9 (21min) fps ∼79%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
23 (20min) fps ∼73%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
21.1 (18min) fps ∼67%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
18.4 (16min) fps ∼58%
F1 2019 - 3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
76 (71min) fps ∼100%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
74 (67min) fps ∼97%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
61 (56min) fps ∼80%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
58 (53min) fps ∼76%
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
48 (44min) fps ∼63%

Verdict

As we have already expected, the performance GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is almost on par with the standard RTX 2070 (which has its own Super successor) – with a reduced power consumption. The Turing GPU turns out to be the ideal companion for gamers that prefer a slim notebook with 1080p or QHD panels. A full review of the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB including temperature and noise analyses etc. should – if all goes as planned – be ready soon. This is also the case for the Acer Predator Triton 500, but the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q leaves mixed impressions, because the performance hardly differs from the old RTX 2080 Max-Q.

Note: A similar performance overview is also planned for the GeForce RTX 2070 Super and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super as soon as the corresponding devices arrive.

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Florian Glaser, 2020-04-15 (Update: 2020-05-19)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.
Andreas Osthoff
Translator: Andreas Osthoff - Managing Editor Business Notebooks
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.