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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile GeForce RTX 2070 Super with reduced clock speeds, performance and of course power consumption. It is intended for thin gaming laptops. It is based on the same TU104-725-A1 chip with 2,560 shaders, 8 GB GDDR6 memory and a 256 Bit memory bus. Currently we know of three variants with a TGP of 80, 85 and 90 Watt, base clock speeds of 930, 1005, and 1080 MHz, and turbo clock speeds of 1155, 1230 and 1290 MHz. The mobile variant for comparison is rated at 115 W and 1140 - 1380 MHz.

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).

Features

NVIDIA manufacturers the TU104 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 Super Max-Q 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

Due to the lower clock rates, the Max-Q variant is clearly slower than the mobile RTX 2070 Super. The difference depends on the used variant, where the 90 W version is only slightly slower. Therefore, the performance should be sufficient for maximum detail settings at a QHD resolution. With raytracing enabled, you may have to reduce settings or resolution. Less demanding games can be easily played in 4k.

The power consumption of the card is between 80 - 90 Watt TGP and therefore clearly lower than the RTX 2070 Super Mobile (115 Watt).

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 2070 Super Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
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 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 2560 @ 0.93 - 1.16 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 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 compare 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 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 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 2560 @ 0.93 - 1.16 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 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 compare 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G2RTuring TU106
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines2560 - unified1920 - unified
Core Speed930 - 1155 (Boost) MHz1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed11000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB6144 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4
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
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement02.04.2020 06.01.2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
35 pt (36%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
53.1 pt (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 7272     avg: 7650     median: 7633 (43%)     max: 8066 Points
7878 Points (44%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 7084     avg: 7479     median: 7389 (38%)     max: 7891 Points
7732 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 461097     avg: 461649     median: 461648 (73%)     max: 462200 Points
424149 Points (67%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
305160 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 38593     avg: 45672     median: 47119 (63%)     max: 49917 Points
44523 Points (59%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 65295     avg: 117307     median: 126747 (63%)     max: 134954 Points
107083 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 16736     avg: 18224     median: 18534 (48%)     max: 18947 Points
16267 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18559     avg: 20450     median: 20914 (42%)     max: 21446 Points
19338 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
66977 Points (9%)
333335 Points (44%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 21735     avg: 23259     median: 23833 (62%)     max: 24383 Points
min: 22018     avg: 22982     median: 22982 (59%)     max: 23946 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 24973     avg: 27422     median: 27733 (47%)     max: 28900 Points
min: 26413     avg: 27163     median: 27162.5 (46%)     max: 27912 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
125706 Points (66%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
34679 Points (51%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
91.2 fps (47%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
349 fps (80%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
60 fps (23%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2586 Samples/s (26%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
5655 Samples/s (20%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
14015 (30%)
14375 (31%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
295 Watt (54%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
153 Watt (26%)
289 Watt (48%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 144     avg: 157     median: 155.5 (34%)     max: 176 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1320     avg: 1363     median: 1350 (70%)     max: 1440 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) → 109% n=23

- 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.

low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
135.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
102.6  fps
96%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
98.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
101.6  fps
94%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
95.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
86.1  fps
93%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
80.5 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
54.2 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
27.8 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
163.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
93.6  fps
102%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
95.4 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
86.2  fps
94%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
80.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
77.4  fps
87%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
67.1 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
46.9 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
21.5 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
118  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
81  fps
98%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
79  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
70  fps
91%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
64  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
60  fps
92%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
55  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
42  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
24  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
160  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
95.6  fps
90%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
86  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
78.2  fps
88%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
68.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
65.1  fps
62%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
40.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
35.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
26.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
100  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
96  fps
105%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
101 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
84  fps
104%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
87.4 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
59  fps
77%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
45.3 fps