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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile GeForce RTX 2070 Super with reduced clock speeds, performance and of course power consumption. It is intended for thin gaming laptops. It is based on the same TU104-725-A1 chip with 2,560 shaders, 8 GB GDDR6 memory and a 256 Bit memory bus. Currently we know of three variants with a TGP of 80, 85 and 90 Watt, base clock speeds of 930, 1005, and 1080 MHz, and turbo clock speeds of 1155, 1230 and 1290 MHz. The mobile variant for comparison is rated at 115 W and 1140 - 1380 MHz.

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).

Features

NVIDIA manufacturers the TU104 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 2070 Super Max-Q 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

Due to the lower clock rates, the Max-Q variant is clearly slower than the mobile RTX 2070 Super. The difference depends on the used variant, where the 90 W version is only slightly slower. Therefore, the performance should be sufficient for maximum detail settings at a QHD resolution. With raytracing enabled, you may have to reduce settings or resolution. Less demanding games can be easily played in 4k.

The power consumption of the card is between 80 - 90 Watt TGP and therefore clearly lower than the RTX 2070 Super Mobile (115 Watt).

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 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 (compare) 1920 @ 975 - 1185 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameN18E-G2R
ArchitectureTuring
Pipelines2560 - unified
Core Speed930 - 1155 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed11000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology12 nm
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 550 Watt system power recommended
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement02.04.2020

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
41.3 pt (42%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 7272     avg: 7639     median: 7633 (52%)     max: 8066 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 7084     avg: 7426     median: 7389 (49%)     max: 7829 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 38593     avg: 45208     median: 46160.5 (69%)     max: 49917 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 65295     avg: 108557     median: 116990 (60%)     max: 134954 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 17312     avg: 18390     median: 18582 (63%)     max: 18947 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 18992     avg: 20412     median: 20914 (51%)     max: 21121 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 21934     avg: 23648     median: 23962 (62%)     max: 24383 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 25135     avg: 27656     median: 27955 (55%)     max: 28900 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
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: 149     avg: 157     median: 156.5 (34%)     max: 167 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1335     avg: 1376     median: 1365 (71%)     max: 1440 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
high 1920x1080
109 116 ~ 113 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
82.2 90.6 ~ 86 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
157  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
139 141 ~ 140 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
135 137 ~ 136 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
99.6  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
51.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
109  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
91.6 96.8 ~ 94 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
56.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
27.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
med. 1920x1080
121  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
116 121 ~ 119 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
107 119 ~ 113 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
79.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
36.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
91.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
61.8 65.7 ~ 64 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
40.2 42.4 ~ 41 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
32 34.3 ~ 33 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
20.5 22 ~ 21 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
109  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
95 104 ~ 100 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
88.8 94.1 ~ 91 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
71.3  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
35.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
103  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
88.2 94 ~ 91 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
80.7 82.6 ~ 82 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
60.5  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
33.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
134  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
117 126 ~ 122 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
99.6 104 ~ 102 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
72.3  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
41  fps    + Compare