NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 for laptops is the fastest mobile graphics card for notebooks in early 2019. It is based on the desktop RTX 2080 but with reduced core speeds (-7% Boost, -9% Base). The memory appears to be similar clocked and sized. Therefore, the RTX2080 offers 2,944 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 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 mobile RTX 2080 should perform a bit slower than the desktop RTX 2080 and therefore definitely faster than the old GTX 1080 for laptops. Therefore, it should be able to run all demanding games in 4k with maximum details. Raytracing features however may reduce framerates a lot.

The power consumption of the card was reduced from 215 Watt for the desktop RTX 2080 to 150 Watt. However, it is still only suited for thick and heavy gaming laptops. For thinner and lighter designs, the Max-Q variant of the RTX 2080 is intended that can be configured at 80 or 90 Watt (at much lower clock speeds).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile GeForce RTX 2060. Therefore it is a high end gaming graphics card for thin laptops. It is based on the same chip as the RTX 2060 but with reduced clock speeds and a lower power consumption. It was released in 2020 with the Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop.

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).

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 2060 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).

The performance should be only slightly below the normal RTX 2060 due to the decreased clock rates. It should be most suited for 1080p gaming at maximum detail level. Raytracing features however may reduce framerates a lot, so using raytracing will be limited to some games.

The chip is specified at a TGP of around 65 Watt and therefore clearly lower than the 80 - 90 Watt of the regular RTX 2060 Mobile.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 MobileNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
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 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 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 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 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 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 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G3 TU104N18E-G1 MAX-Q TU106
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines2944 - unified1920 - unified
Core Speed1380 - 1590 (Boost) MHz975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz11000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB6144 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
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 Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2019 06.01.2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
67.1 pt (69%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
29.3 pt (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 8501     avg: 9604     median: 9617 (54%)     max: 10704 Points
min: 5637     avg: 5953     median: 6052 (34%)     max: 6171 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 9411     avg: 10046     median: 9854 (50%)     max: 10992 Points
min: 5357     avg: 5707     median: 5850 (30%)     max: 5914 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 428856     avg: 464228     median: 458810 (72%)     max: 510435 Points
308872 Points (49%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 164011     avg: 262640     median: 262640 (36%)     max: 361269 Points
95079 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 27465     avg: 46374     median: 44306.5 (59%)     max: 60073 Points
min: 25407     avg: 31846     median: 31845 (42%)     max: 38287 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 72806     avg: 136271     median: 139346 (69%)     max: 168006 Points
min: 38074     avg: 51951     median: 53724 (27%)     max: 64056 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 18856     avg: 20754     median: 20746 (54%)     max: 23195 Points
min: 13173     avg: 14027     median: 14259 (37%)     max: 14649 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 22504     avg: 25211     median: 25436 (51%)     max: 27319 Points
min: 14241     avg: 15156     median: 15578 (31%)     max: 15650 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 164755     avg: 339226     median: 407069 (54%)     max: 445854 Points
95273 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 20224     avg: 26032     median: 25504 (66%)     max: 29759 Points
min: 18021     avg: 18356     median: 18109 (47%)     max: 18937 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 31826     avg: 35286     median: 34897 (59%)     max: 38809 Points
min: 18863     avg: 20180     median: 20572 (35%)     max: 21105 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
498 fps (54%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
120 fps (33%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
385 fps (88%)
273 fps (63%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
144 fps (54%)
120 fps (45%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
3371 Samples/s (35%)
2664 Samples/s (27%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
7527 Samples/s (27%)
5786 Samples/s (21%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
18239 (39%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
207 Watt (38%)
min: 96.6     avg: 116     median: 116.3 (21%)     max: 136 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
205 Watt (34%)
min: 107.5     avg: 121     median: 120.8 (20%)     max: 134 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 207     avg: 257     median: 254.1 (56%)     max: 339.5 Watt
min: 99.2     avg: 112     median: 112.4 (25%)     max: 125.5 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1590     avg: 1700     median: 1725 (90%)     max: 1830 MHz
1418 MHz (74%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1171 MHz (59%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q → 70% 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.

med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
94.2 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
77.3 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
67.1 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
45.1 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
21.9 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
106  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
88  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
82  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
61  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
42  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
126 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
122 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
102 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
72 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
38.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
125 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
106 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
94.4 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
69.2 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
38.3 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
87  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
74  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
66  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
52  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
34  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
112  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
90.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
55.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
48.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
35.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
114 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
101 fps