NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 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 2080 Super (Desktop)

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super or 2080S sits behind the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti as the second fastest desktop GPU in NVIDIA's current Turing line-up (mid 2019). It is the refresh of the one year old RTX 2080 (Desktop) with slightly higher performance. The GPU offers 3,072 cores (up from 2,944) and is based on the TU104 chip. The VRAM is still 8 GB of GDDR6 but now higher clocked at 15.5 GHz (496 GB/s vs. 14 GHz and 448 GB/s).

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 2080 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 RTX 2080 Super slightly outperforms the older Nvidia Titan XP and of course the RTX 2080 which it succeeds. Therefore, the RTX2080S is located in the absolute high end and well suited for 4k gaming with high to maximum detail settings (depending on the game). Using raytracing features, will reduce the playable resolution however.

Power Requirements

NVIDIA estimates that the RTX 2080 Super should consume a maximum of 250 W, which is 35 W higher than the company rates its GeForce GTX 2080.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 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) 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) 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) 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) 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 - unified3072 - unified
Core Speed930 - 1155 (Boost) MHz1650 - 1815 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed11000 MHz15500 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 2080 Super (Desktop)
65.8 pt (68%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 7272     avg: 7650     median: 7633 (43%)     max: 8066 Points
min: 9969     avg: 11002     median: 11215.5 (63%)     max: 11609 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 7084     avg: 7479     median: 7389 (38%)     max: 7891 Points
min: 11313     avg: 11439     median: 11450 (59%)     max: 11542 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 461097     avg: 461649     median: 461648 (73%)     max: 462200 Points
min: 434157     avg: 497073     median: 515887 (81%)     max: 541176 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 276319     avg: 318195     median: 296636 (41%)     max: 381630 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 38593     avg: 45672     median: 47119 (63%)     max: 49917 Points
min: 37925     avg: 50367     median: 50596.5 (67%)     max: 62350 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 65295     avg: 117307     median: 126747 (63%)     max: 134954 Points
min: 136360     avg: 142320     median: 140388 (69%)     max: 152144 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 16736     avg: 18224     median: 18534 (48%)     max: 18947 Points
min: 21093     avg: 23130     median: 23364 (60%)     max: 24697 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18559     avg: 20450     median: 20914 (42%)     max: 21446 Points
min: 26824     avg: 27647     median: 27398 (55%)     max: 28968 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
66977 Points (9%)
min: 285953     avg: 342060     median: 327518 (44%)     max: 412709 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 21735     avg: 23259     median: 23833 (62%)     max: 24383 Points
min: 25920     avg: 28051     median: 26911 (69%)     max: 31323 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 24973     avg: 27422     median: 27733 (47%)     max: 28900 Points
min: 37958     avg: 39961     median: 40408 (69%)     max: 41518 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
43011 Points (63%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
120 fps (61%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (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
3430 Samples/s (35%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
7878 Samples/s (28%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
14015 (30%)
21009 (45%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 328     avg: 373     median: 376.8 (68%)     max: 413.6 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
153 Watt (26%)
min: 336     avg: 378     median: 382.8 (64%)     max: 416.1 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
min: 1883     avg: 1902     median: 1901.5 (99%)     max: 1920 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1741 MHz (88%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) → 144% n=22

- 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 2080 Super (Desktop):
126 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
95 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
82.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
72.1 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
49.1 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
24.1 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
135.7  fps
84%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
114 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
102.6  fps
110%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
113 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
101.6  fps
114%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
116 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
86.1  fps
125%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
108 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
79.2 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
42.5 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
163.7  fps
113%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
130 240 fps ~ 185 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
93.6  fps
143%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
95 172 fps ~ 134 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
86.2  fps
122%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
83 127 fps ~ 105 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
77.4  fps
107%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
59 106 fps ~ 83 fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
51 77.6 fps ~ 64 fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
38 44.5 fps ~ 41 fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
118  fps
108%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
128  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
81  fps
116%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
94  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
70  fps
113%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
79  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
60  fps
117%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
70  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
57  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
36  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
160  fps
136%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
217  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
95.6  fps
145%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
139  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
78.2  fps
147%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
115  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
65.1  fps
148%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
96.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
82.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
54.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
100  fps
117%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
117 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:
96  fps
119%
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop):
114 fps