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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

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.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
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 (Desktop) (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 Super Mobile (compare) 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile (compare) 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q (compare) 3072 @ 975 - 1230 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (compare) 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (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 Super Mobile (compare) 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile (compare) 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (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 Super Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 930 - 1155 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (compare) 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile (compare) 1920 @ 960 - 1200 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G1 MAX-Q TU106
ArchitectureTuring
Pipelines1920 - unified
Core Speed975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed11000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology12 nm
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
34.4 pt (35%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
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3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
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3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
308872 Points (1466%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
95079 Points (1044%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
38287 Points (21510%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
64056 Points (44177%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
95273 Points (707%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
497.9 fps (2621%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
119.8 fps (599%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
273 fps (4333%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
119.8 fps (1516%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
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Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
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- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

low 1280x720
176.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
108.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
95.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
93.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
194.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
96.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
75.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
78.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
68.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
68.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
85.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
103.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
88.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
82.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
79  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
123  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
82  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
75  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
117  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
89.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
61.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
48.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
196  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
137  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
116  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
101  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
201.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
103.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
69.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
81.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
81.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
61.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
154  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
92  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
74  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
56  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
129.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
72.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
55.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
143.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
142.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
126.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
116.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
97  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
79  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
65  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
118  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
90  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
84  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
74  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Lowest Preset 1920x1080
111
low 1280x720
104.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
94.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
75.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
63.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
94.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
81.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
69.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
141  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
82.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
62.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
124  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
110.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
107.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
81.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
155  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
123  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
97  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
76  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
246.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
249.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
219.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Performance 1920x1080
249.7
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
299.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
299.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
229.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
146.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080
268.7
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
125  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
125  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
118.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
111.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1920x1080
119.4
low 1280x768
100.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
72.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
66.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
60  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
60  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
60  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
59.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
120.8 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
115.1 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
107.8 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
103.8 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
232.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
168.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
100.6 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
58.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
278.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
252.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
229.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
126.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
130.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
67.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
67.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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