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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile RTX 2070 graphics card with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. Therefore, it is suitable for thin gaming laptops. It is based on the same TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 memory connected by a 256 bit interface (12 GHz).

Currently it looks like there will be two variants, a low power 80 Watt variant with 885 - 1185 MHz core clock and a faster 90 Watt variant with 1080 - 1305 MHz core clock). Both clock the memory at 6 GHz versus 7 GHz of the normal RTX 2070 (115 Watt TDP).

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1080 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).

Features

NVIDIA manufacturers the TU106 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 20870 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 Max-Q version of the RTX 2070 should perform a bit slower than the mobile RTX 2070. Therefore, it should be able to run all demanding games in 2560x1440 with maximum details. Raytracing features however may reduce framerates a lot.

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 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 (compare) 1920 @ 975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G2 MAX-Q TU106
ArchitectureTuring
Pipelines2304 - unified
Core Speed885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
Transistor Count10800 Million
technology12 nm
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 550 Watt system power recommended
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
40.3 pt (41%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 5482     avg: 6445     median: 6521 (44%)     max: 6901 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 5406     avg: 6486     median: 6521 (44%)     max: 7105 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 358774     avg: 392900     median: 400414 (75%)     max: 452989 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 11058     avg: 167859     median: 149966 (21%)     max: 332234 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 10827     avg: 32470     median: 33998 (51%)     max: 39529 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 10944     avg: 85962     median: 105616 (54%)     max: 125189 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 10772     avg: 15227     median: 15399 (52%)     max: 17593 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 11022     avg: 16818     median: 16978.5 (42%)     max: 20201 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 11076     avg: 174244     median: 151382 (20%)     max: 378191 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 13162     avg: 17830     median: 18275 (47%)     max: 20181 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 13457     avg: 21355     median: 21861 (43%)     max: 25259 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 +
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) +
Siemens NX (snx-03) +
Showcase (showcase-02) +
Medical (medical-02) +
Maya (maya-05) +
Energy (energy-02) +
Creo (creo-02) +
Catia (catia-05) +
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 120     avg: 149     median: 148 (33%)     max: 170 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1005     avg: 1271     median: 1297.5 (68%)     max: 1407 MHz
- 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
238.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
152.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
91.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
72  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
62.7  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
26.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
173  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
150  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
132  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
127  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
85.3  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
55.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
126  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
72.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
64  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
42.3  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
26.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
121  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
121  fps    + Compare