NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)

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 2070 (Laptop)

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 for laptops is the second fastest mobile graphics card for notebooks in early 2019. It is based on the desktop RTX 2070 but with reduced core speeds (-11% Boost, -14% Base). The memory appears to be similar clocked and sized. Therefore, the RTX2070 offers 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 memory connected by a 256 bit interface (14 GHz, 448 GB/s).

A more power efficient "Max-Q" version is also planned with further reduced clock rates.

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 2070 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 mobile RTX 2070 should perform a bit slower than the desktop RTX 2070 and therefore on par the old GTX 1080 for laptops. Therefore, it should be able to run all demanding games in 4k with high details. Raytracing features however may reduce framerates a lot.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2000 Series
NVIDIA Titan RTX (compare) 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 (Boost) MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (compare) 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) (compare) 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) (compare) 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (compare) 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) (compare) 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (compare) 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (compare) 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) (compare) 1920 @ 960 - 1200 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q (compare) 1920 192 Bit
NVIDIA Titan RTX (compare) 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 (Boost) MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (compare) 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) (compare) 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) (compare) 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (compare) 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) (compare) 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (compare) 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (compare) 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) (compare) 1920 @ 960 - 1200 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q (compare) 1920 192 Bit
CodenameN18E-G3-A1 MAX-Q TU104N18E-G2 TU106
ArchitectureTuringTuring
2944 - 2304 -
Core735-990 - 1095-1230 (Boost) MHz1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz
Memory12000 MHz14000 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Memory8192 MB8192 MB
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DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors13600 Million10800 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, 550 Watt system power recommended
Size
Introduced06.01.2019 06.01.2019

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 6399     avg: 7487.8     median: 7447 (55%)     max: 8460 Points
min: 6890     avg: 7410     median: 7486 (55%)     max: 7968 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 6464     avg: 7804.1     median: 7807 (53%)     max: 8844 Points
min: 7006     avg: 7569.5     median: 7722 (53%)     max: 8000 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 399586     avg: 425483     median: 432214 (81%)     max: 444648 Points
min: 423684     avg: 437700     median: 425550 (80%)     max: 463865 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 46938     avg: 126928     median: 166342 (23%)     max: 167503 Points
min: 150368     avg: 238420     median: 163308 (22%)     max: 401585 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 25513     avg: 33964.1     median: 34168 (55%)     max: 38597 Points
min: 25784     avg: 36038     median: 37721 (61%)     max: 43983 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 38256     avg: 107759     median: 117149 (63%)     max: 125760 Points
min: 64283     avg: 110329     median: 116011 (63%)     max: 135881 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 15962     avg: 17268.9     median: 17318 (65%)     max: 18887 Points
min: 15686     avg: 17050.7     median: 16867 (63%)     max: 18616 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 18048     avg: 20417.2     median: 20515 (50%)     max: 23032 Points
min: 18169     avg: 19795.9     median: 19823 (49%)     max: 21138 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 69036     avg: 209302     median: 217575 (29%)     max: 333023 Points
min: 164562     avg: 304404     median: 303114 (40%)     max: 446824 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 19220     avg: 20817.9     median: 20311 (58%)     max: 22693 points
min: 17817     avg: 20103.4     median: 19662 (56%)     max: 23371 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 23386     avg: 27453.6     median: 27762 (54%)     max: 30910 points
min: 23335     avg: 25440.4     median: 25459 (50%)     max: 26975 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Solidworks (sw-04) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Siemens NX (snx-03) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Siemens NX (snx-03) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Showcase (showcase-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Showcase (showcase-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Medical (medical-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Medical (medical-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Maya (maya-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Maya (maya-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Energy (energy-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Energy (energy-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Creo (creo-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Creo (creo-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Catia (catia-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Catia (catia-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
326 fps (83%)
329 fps (84%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
144 fps (85%)
144 fps (85%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
2006 Samples/s (38%)
3171 Samples/s (60%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
5110 Samples/s (47%)
6570 Samples/s (61%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
14673 Points (52%)
14446 Points (52%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 130     avg: 159     median: 159 (35%)     max: 183 Watt
min: 172     avg: 184.6     median: 186 (41%)     max: 203 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 915     avg: 1215     median: 1230 (64%)     max: 1455 MHz
min: 1395     avg: 1460.3     median: 1448 (75%)     max: 1545 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
1125 MHz (65%)

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

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) → 106%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

GRID

GRID

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
187  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
152  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
124  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
83.5  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
66  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
39.3  fps
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
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Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
122  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
106  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
98  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
71  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
52  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
29  fps
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
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FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
265  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
260  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
240  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
238  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
231  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
179  fps
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
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low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
94 125 ~ 110 fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
84 110 ~ 97 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
71 83 ~ 77 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
61 64.5 ~ 63 fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
45.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
24.2  fps
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
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Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
152 180 222 ~ 185 fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
90 93 97.3 ~ 93 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
68 68 72.3 ~ 69 fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
46.9  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
23  fps
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
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F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
188  fps
114%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
198 229 ~ 214 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
165  fps
110%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
168 195 ~ 182 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
137  fps
110%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
139 162 ~ 151 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
114  fps
96%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
95 123 ~ 109 fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
90  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
58  fps
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
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GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
224.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
126.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
88.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
65.5  fps
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
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Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
204.2 206.6 ~ 205 fps
88%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
180  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
111 112.2 ~ 112 fps
109%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
122  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
93.5 96.1 ~ 95 fps
108%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
103  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
91.9 93.3 ~ 93 fps
109%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
101  fps
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
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GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
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Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
98.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
93.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
77.7  fps
99%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
76.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
41.2  fps
96%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
39.5  fps
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
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GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
132  fps
92%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
121 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q:
97  fps
115%
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop):
111 fps