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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

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 3070 Ti Laptop GPU

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU (mobile, GN20-E6, Max-P, Max-Q) is a mobile graphics card for notebooks and the refresh of the RTX 3070. It was announced early 2021 at CES and is based on the same GA104 Ampere chip as the old RTX 3070 Laptop. Compared to the old card, the newer one offers 15% more shaders but less clock speed. It will still feature the 256 Bit memory bus and 8 GB GDDR6. The RTX 3070ti is available in different power variants ranging from 80 Watt TGP with a Boost clock of 1035 MHz up to 125 Watt models with a Boost clock of 1485 MHz. However, there are even some models with a maximum TGP of 150 Watt (e.g., Acer Nitro 5).

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. On average it should be somewhere between the old RTX 3070 Mobile and RTX 3080 Mobile (at similar TDP settings). Therefore, the card is best suited for QHD gaming in max details (for demanding games like Cyberpunk 2077). Less demanding games like the Farming Simulator 22 or older games should also run in 4K with max. detail settings.

The GA104 chip offers 6,144 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 3,072 INT32 ALUs). The RTX 3070 Ti however won't use all ALUs on the chip. 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 RTX 3070 Ti mobile series uses 5,888 of the 6,144 cores. 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 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 3080 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPUNVIDIA 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-E7 GA104GN20-E6GN20-E7 GA104
ArchitectureAmpereAmpereAmpere
Pipelines6144 - unified5888 - unified6144 - unified
Core Speed780 - 1245 (Boost) MHz915 - 1480 (Boost) MHz780 - 1100 - 1245 - 1710 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz14000 effective = 1750 MHz14000 effective = 1750 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory16 GB8 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 Consumption80 Watt125 Watt (80 - 125 Watt TGP)150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP)
technology8 nm8 nm8 nm
Notebook Sizelargelargelarge
Date of Announcement04.01.2021 04.01.2022 12.01.2021
TMUs184192
ROPs9696
Raytracing Cores4648
Tensor / AI Cores184
Memory Bandwidth448 GB/s448 GB/s
Transistors17.4 Billion17.4 Billion
Die Size 392 mm² 392 mm²
PCIe4.04.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4aHDMI 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 OmniverseNVIDIA 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 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
31.5 pt (33%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
36.6 pt (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 7369     avg: 10572     median: 10754 (33%)     max: 12239 Points
min: 6499     avg: 10491     median: 10763 (33%)     max: 13067 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 8142     avg: 10539     median: 10521 (28%)     max: 12324 Points
min: 6407     avg: 10735     median: 10836 (29%)     max: 13210 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 180384     avg: 499749     median: 586230 (68%)     max: 646153 Points
min: 444648     avg: 538152     median: 538549 (63%)     max: 645075 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 122313     avg: 138618     median: 138618 (19%)     max: 154923 Points
415335 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 19528     avg: 54922     median: 58095 (63%)     max: 68738 Points
min: 30210     avg: 48338     median: 50076 (54%)     max: 65479 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 33126     avg: 130711     median: 140844 (48%)     max: 181005 Points
min: 38816     avg: 119529     median: 128191 (44%)     max: 192950 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 13606     avg: 23806     median: 24123 (43%)     max: 28492 Points
min: 13393     avg: 22401     median: 22801 (40%)     max: 27685 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 22612     avg: 27694     median: 28088 (39%)     max: 32550 Points
min: 16455     avg: 27596     median: 27316.5 (38%)     max: 32366 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 124203     avg: 139387     median: 139387 (18%)     max: 154571 Points
min: 40654     avg: 251400     median: 251400 (33%)     max: 462145 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
min: 65913     avg: 69113     median: 69113 (35%)     max: 72313 Points
min: 58406     avg: 67344     median: 66168 (33%)     max: 78347 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 18372     avg: 21365     median: 22014 (26%)     max: 23709 Points
min: 20971     avg: 22657     median: 21712 (25%)     max: 26234 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 40664     avg: 45162     median: 43535 (44%)     max: 51287 Points
min: 27201     avg: 39663     median: 39662.5 (40%)     max: 52124 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 60203     avg: 78579     median: 87042 (35%)     max: 88491 Points
min: 33157     avg: 73983     median: 73982.5 (30%)     max: 114808 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 14168     avg: 29525     median: 30703.5 (44%)     max: 34703 Points
min: 24180     avg: 29201     median: 29220 (42%)     max: 32922 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 13799     avg: 35864     median: 37098 (34%)     max: 42569 Points
min: 31288     avg: 38569     median: 38470.5 (36%)     max: 43744 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
81895 Points (24%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
85672 Points (50%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
3DMark 06
min: 43453     avg: 48816     median: 48815.5 (68%)     max: 54178 Points
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CUDA *
min: 36     avg: 40.1     median: 40 (10%)     max: 45 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom OPTIX *
min: 22     avg: 24.2     median: 24 (9%)     max: 27 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom HIP *
380 Seconds (50%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
103.4 fps (47%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
19.2 fps (3%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
130.4 fps (29%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
67.4 fps (35%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
270.4 fps (32%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
23 fps (17%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
204.5 fps (35%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
150.6 fps (28%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
195.1 fps (35%)
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 1080p
226 fps (100%)
specvp2020 snx-04 1080p + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 snx-04 1080p
19.9 fps (6%)
specvp2020 medical-03 1080p + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 medical-03 1080p
32.1 fps (55%)
specvp2020 energy-03 1080p + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 energy-03 1080p
23.8 fps (33%)
specvp2020 catia-06 1080p + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 catia-06 1080p
63.6 fps (60%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 v1 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 1080p
95.6 fps (62%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 15906     avg: 17947     median: 17947 (13%)     max: 19988 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 93.54     avg: 132     median: 132 (48%)     max: 170.5 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 98.7     avg: 187.7     median: 199 (51%)     max: 236 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
min: 115     avg: 176.7     median: 180 (46%)     max: 250 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
min: 97.8     avg: 99.5     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.62 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
99.6 % (100%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
3623 Samples/s (16%)
min: 4895     avg: 4904     median: 4903.5 (22%)     max: 4912 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
8022 Samples/s (14%)
min: 11220     avg: 11236     median: 11235.5 (20%)     max: 11251 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
22796 Points (25%)
min: 24646     avg: 26511     median: 26511 (29%)     max: 28376 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 123.6     avg: 179.6     median: 191.2 (27%)     max: 211 Watt
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min: 122     avg: 176.5     median: 169 (24%)     max: 254 Watt