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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 MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 975 - 1230 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 930 - 1155 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 960 - 1200 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 1920 @ 975 - 1185 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
30.8 pt (34%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- 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.

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
257.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
120.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
76.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
56.9  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
18.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
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.
med. 1920x1080
92.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
88  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
77.8  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.
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
157.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
109.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
103.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
73.5  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
33.1  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.
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
183.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
67.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
50.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.