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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 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 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 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 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 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 compare 1920 @ 975 - 1185 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
40.7 pt (42%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 5989     avg: 6641     median: 6540 (44%)     max: 8236 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 5948     avg: 6661     median: 6547 (44%)     max: 8065 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 359107     avg: 401581     median: 401663 (74%)     max: 452989 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 11058     avg: 165595     median: 149857 (21%)     max: 332234 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 24876     avg: 35102     median: 35488.5 (53%)     max: 51136 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 39014     avg: 94022     median: 106564 (55%)     max: 134255 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 10797     avg: 15641     median: 15438 (52%)     max: 18543 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 11563     avg: 17396     median: 17314 (43%)     max: 21191 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 11076     avg: 171835     median: 152562 (20%)     max: 378191 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 13166     avg: 18517     median: 18503 (48%)     max: 23306 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 14723     avg: 22176     median: 22005 (43%)     max: 27694 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: 150     median: 151.1 (33%)     max: 170 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1005     avg: 1321     median: 1312.5 (68%)     max: 1662 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