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

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (RTX 2070S) is a high-end desktop graphics card and refresh of the 2018 RTX 2070. The card is now behind the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Super (upcoming) as the third-fastest graphics card in the Nvidia lineup of consumer cards. It uses the big TU104 chip instead of the TU106 of the RTX 2070 and offers more cores (2,560 versus 2,304).

Features

NVIDIA manufactures 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 can (if the games supports it). The RTX 2070S is 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 performance of the RTX 2070S is slightly better than the old GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. With the new ray-tracing and tensor cores, the RTX 2070S is clearly the better choice. The RTX 2070 Super is positioned in the high-end segment and therefore most current games should run fluently in 4k and high detail settings (but without ray tracing). Compared to AMD offerings, the RTX 2070 Super is aimed against the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Navi).

Power Requirements

NVIDIA estimates that the RTX 2070S should consume a maximum of 215 W (RTX 2070 - 175 Watt). In our gaming tests, the RTX 2070 Super was more power-efficient than the old GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (339 versus 296 Watt for the test system running The Witcher 3).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (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) 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) compare 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) 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) compare 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 TU104
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines2560 - unified2560 - unified
Core Speed930 - 1155 (Boost) MHz1605 - 1770 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed11000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB8192 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, NVLink, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 650 Watt system power recommended
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement02.04.2020 02.07.2019
Transistors13600 Million

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 2070 Super (Desktop)
63.7 pt (66%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 7272     avg: 7650     median: 7633 (43%)     max: 8066 Points
min: 8968     avg: 9704     median: 9884.5 (56%)     max: 10292 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 7084     avg: 7479     median: 7389 (38%)     max: 7891 Points
min: 9564     avg: 9844     median: 9909 (51%)     max: 10094 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 461097     avg: 461649     median: 461648 (73%)     max: 462200 Points
min: 430289     avg: 492763     median: 503124 (79%)     max: 527868 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 257035     avg: 332673     median: 341690 (47%)     max: 381902 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 38593     avg: 45672     median: 47119 (63%)     max: 49917 Points
min: 39552     avg: 51182     median: 55118 (73%)     max: 62009 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 65295     avg: 117307     median: 126747 (63%)     max: 134954 Points
min: 124048     avg: 128459     median: 128683 (63%)     max: 133104 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 16736     avg: 18224     median: 18534 (48%)     max: 18947 Points
min: 19159     avg: 21160     median: 21443.5 (55%)     max: 22820 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18559     avg: 20450     median: 20914 (42%)     max: 21446 Points
min: 22819     avg: 24384     median: 24447 (49%)     max: 25799 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
66977 Points (9%)
min: 282279     avg: 369925     median: 379325 (51%)     max: 424647 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 21735     avg: 23259     median: 23833 (62%)     max: 24383 Points
min: 24879     avg: 26382     median: 25183 (65%)     max: 28994 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 24973     avg: 27422     median: 27733 (47%)     max: 28900 Points
min: 33257     avg: 34558     median: 33626 (57%)     max: 37235 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
43643 Points (64%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 113.7     avg: 119     median: 118.7 (61%)     max: 123.7 fps
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
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
3404 Samples/s (35%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
7594 Samples/s (27%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
14015 (30%)
min: 18083     avg: 18089     median: 18089 (39%)     max: 18095
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 280     avg: 327     median: 326 (59%)     max: 357.6 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
153 Watt (26%)
min: 296     avg: 340     median: 344.7 (58%)     max: 376.7 Watt
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
1890 MHz (98%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 1620     avg: 1638     median: 1635 (83%)     max: 1670 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) → 130% n=28

- 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
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
141 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
87.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
74.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
65.4 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
43.7 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
21.5 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
112  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
86  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
76  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
71  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
60  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
42  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
135.7  fps
85%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
115 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
102.6  fps
113%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
116 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
101.6  fps
111%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
113 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
86.1  fps
121%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
104 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
71.1 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
37.3 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
163.7  fps
138%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
226 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
93.6  fps
162%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
152 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
86.2  fps
138%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
119 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
77.4  fps
120%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
92.7 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
67.7 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
37.6 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
118  fps
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
118  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
81  fps
109%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
88  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
70  fps
106%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
74  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
60  fps
110%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
66  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
53  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
32  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
160  fps
131%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
209  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
95.6  fps
132%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
126  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
78.2  fps
130%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
102  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
65.1  fps
135%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
87.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
70.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
46.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
100  fps
118%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
118 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
96  fps
116%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop):
111 fps