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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile RTX 2080 with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. Therefore, it is suitable for thin gaming laptops. It is based on the same TU104 chip is the desktop and mobile variant and offers 2,944 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 735 - 1095 MHz core clock and a faster 90 Watt variant with 990 - 1230 MHz core clock).

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular RTX 2080 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 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 (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 Max-Q should be slightly faster than a regular mobile RTX 2070 and therefore a high end gaming graphics card. It should be able to run all demanding games in 4k with maximum details. Raytracing features however may reduce framerates a lot.

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 2080 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 2944 @ 0.74 - 1.1 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 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 2944 @ 0.74 - 1.1 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 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-G3-A1 MAX-Q TU104Turing TU106
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines2944 - unified1920 - unified
Core Speed735-990 - 1095-1230 (Boost) MHz1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 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
Transistors13600 Million
technology12 nm12 nm
FeaturesNVLink, DLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 650 Watt system power recommendedDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2019 06.01.2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
50.8 pt (54%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
51.8 pt (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 6399     avg: 7609     median: 7484 (41%)     max: 8604 Points
7878 Points (43%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 6464     avg: 7903     median: 7923 (40%)     max: 8844 Points
7732 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 364184     avg: 413236     median: 425550 (66%)     max: 444648 Points
424149 Points (66%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 166342     avg: 280059     median: 342495 (47%)     max: 377016 Points
305160 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 25513     avg: 35405     median: 34287 (45%)     max: 50705 Points
44523 Points (59%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 38256     avg: 111063     median: 117764 (58%)     max: 129506 Points
107083 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 15962     avg: 17836     median: 17504 (45%)     max: 22183.7 Points
16267 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18048     avg: 20658     median: 20703 (41%)     max: 23032 Points
19338 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 69036     avg: 274353     median: 300340 (40%)     max: 419228 Points
333335 Points (44%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
39960 Points (59%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
90166 Points (56%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 19220     avg: 21052     median: 21067 (50%)     max: 23774 Points
min: 22018     avg: 22982     median: 22982 (54%)     max: 23946 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 23386     avg: 27852     median: 27973 (47%)     max: 30910 Points
min: 26413     avg: 27163     median: 27162.5 (46%)     max: 27912 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
51930 Points (51%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
60454 Points (59%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
60439 Points (55%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
60862 Points (56%)
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 2080 Max-Q
3DMark 06
min: 36228     avg: 37369     median: 37613 (70%)     max: 38435 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
33727 Points (63%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
91.2 fps (45%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
69.5 fps (30%)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
57.6 fps (25%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
11.4 fps (4%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
8.4 fps (3%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
95.6 fps (40%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
101 fps (42%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
39.7 fps (36%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
35.2 fps (32%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
153 fps (65%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
127 fps (54%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
8.9 fps (29%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
9.2 fps (30%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
52.2 fps (30%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
44.5 fps (25%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
90.2 fps (31%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
74.8 fps (26%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
175 fps (53%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
184 fps (56%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
89.4 fps (41%)
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
83.4 fps (38%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
20.3 fps (4%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
15 fps (3%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
95.5 fps (40%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
102 fps (42%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
55.9 fps (38%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
49.1 fps (33%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
256 fps (55%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
247 fps (53%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
16 fps (26%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
7.6 fps (13%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
177 fps (48%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
170 fps (46%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
128 fps (27%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
108 fps (23%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
176 fps (53%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
184 fps (55%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 6820     avg: 9275     median: 8197.5 (39%)     max: 13884
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 73.09     avg: 77.2     median: 78.4 (33%)     max: 80 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 107.77     avg: 120     median: 119.7 (34%)     max: 138.64 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
326 fps (75%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
144 fps (54%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2006 Samples/s (21%)
2586 Samples/s (26%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
5110 Samples/s (16%)
5655 Samples/s (18%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
14673 (32%)
14375 (31%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
129 Watt (23%)
295 Watt (54%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
131 Watt (22%)
289 Watt (48%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 130     avg: 161     median: 161 (35%)     max: 185.8 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 915     avg: 1241     median: 1260 (66%)     max: 1455 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1003 MHz (40%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q → 100% n=35

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) → 96% n=35

- 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.

med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
98.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
95.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
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
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
95.4 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
80.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
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
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
79  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
64  fps
ultra 1920x1080
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
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
86  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
68.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
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
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
101 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
87.4 fps