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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q (for laptops, GN20-E3, Max-Q) is the former name for a RTX 3060 Laptop GPU with Max-Q technologies. In previous generations, the Max-Q name was used for low power versions. With the RTX 3000 series, every TGP-version can now use Max-Q technologies and all GPUs are called RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (60 - 115W).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q (for laptops, GN20-E7 Max-Q) is the former name for a RTX 3080 Laptop GPU with Max-Q technologies. In previous generations, the Max-Q name was used for low power versions. With the RTX 3000 series, every TGP-version can now use Max-Q technologies and all GPUs are called RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (80 - 150W+).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU or 3080 Mobile (for laptops, GN20-E7) is the fastest graphics card for notebooks in early 2021. It is based on the GA104-775-A1 Ampere chip and offers 8 or 16 GB GDDR6 graphics memory with a 256 Bit memory bus. It supports PCIe 4.0 and will be available in different variants from 80 - 150 Watt (TGP) (80, 90, 115, 125, 135, 145 and 150+ Watt). As package the notebook graphic card uses GB5-256 and the chip size is 40x40mm. The GPU supports eDP 1.4b to connect the internal monitor.

There is no more Max-Q variant (formerly used for the low power variants) but every OEM can choose to implement Max-Q technologies (Dynamic Boost, Whispermode).

The performance depends on the TGP setting and cooling of the laptop. At the same TGP level the RTX3080 should be faster than the old top model, the RTX 2080 Super Mobile and similar to the desktop RTX 3070. This means, the GPU should be well suited for 4k gaming or QHD with high frame rates. The similar named RTX 3080 desktop card is significantly faster.

The GA104 chip offers 6,144 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 3,072 INT32 ALUs). With Turing all shaders could still execute FP32 or INT32 instructions. The raytracing and tensor cores on the chip were also improved according to Nvidia. The Ampere chips also include an improved 5th generation video encoder (NVENC for H.264 and H.265) and a 7th generation decoder (for various formats now including AV1).

The GA104 chip is manufactured by Samsung in 8nm (8N), which is not quite able to keep up with the 7nm node at TSMC (e.g. used by AMD and also for the professional GA100 Ampere chip).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
GeForce RTX 3000 Series
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameGN20-E3 GA106GN20-E7 GA104GN20-E7 GA104
ArchitectureAmpereAmpereAmpere
Pipelines3840 - unified6144 - unified6144 - unified
Core Speed1283 (Boost) MHz780 - 1245 (Boost) MHz780 - 1100 - 1245 - 1710 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6 GB16 GB16 GB
Shared Memorynonono
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption60 Watt80 Watt150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP)
technology8 nm8 nm8 nm
Notebook Sizelargelargelarge
Date of Announcement04.01.2021 04.01.2021 12.01.2021
Memory Speed6000 MHz14000 effective = 1750 MHz
TMUs192
ROPs96
Raytracing Cores48
Memory Bandwidth448 GB/s
Transistors17.4 Billion
Die Size 392 mm²
PCIe4.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a
FeaturesNVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, Resizable BAR, NVIDIA Broadcast, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA ShadowPlay®, NVIDIA G-SYNC®, Advanced Optimus, Nvidia Max-Q, Dynamic Boost, VR-ready, Nvidia Omniverse

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
47.8 pt (52%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 6499     avg: 10491     median: 10763 (56%)     max: 13067 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 6407     avg: 10735     median: 10836 (50%)     max: 13210 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 444648     avg: 538152     median: 538549 (72%)     max: 645075 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
415335 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 30210     avg: 48338     median: 50076 (61%)     max: 65479 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 38816     avg: 119529     median: 128191 (52%)     max: 192950 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 13393     avg: 22401     median: 22801 (57%)     max: 27685 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 16455     avg: 27596     median: 27316.5 (51%)     max: 32366 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 40654     avg: 251400     median: 251400 (34%)     max: 462145 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 27201     avg: 39663     median: 39662.5 (48%)     max: 52124 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 33157     avg: 73983     median: 73982.5 (41%)     max: 114808 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 24180     avg: 29201     median: 29220 (59%)     max: 32922 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 31288     avg: 38569     median: 38470.5 (55%)     max: 43744 Points
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 115     avg: 176.7     median: 180 (48%)     max: 250 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 4895     avg: 4904     median: 4903.5 (22%)     max: 4912 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 11220     avg: 11236     median: 11235.5 (20%)     max: 11251 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 24646     avg: 26511     median: 26511 (51%)     max: 28376 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 122     avg: 176.5     median: 169 (26%)     max: 254 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 124     avg: 183.6     median: 180 (25%)     max: 244 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 123     avg: 186.6     median: 189 (42%)     max: 297 Watt