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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 @ 1.35 - 1.77 GHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1.35 - 1.55 GHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1.65 - 1.82 GHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1.52 - 1.71 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1.37 - 1.56 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1.38 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1.41 - 1.62 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.14 - 1.38 GHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 0.98 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 0.74 - 1.1 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 2560 @ 0.93 - 1.16 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 0.89 - 1.19 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 0.96 - 1.2 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 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 Memory8192 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
34.5 pt (36%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 7272     avg: 7640     median: 7611.5 (43%)     max: 8066 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 7084     avg: 7434     median: 7373.5 (39%)     max: 7891 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 16736     avg: 18185     median: 18419 (48%)     max: 18947 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18559     avg: 20325     median: 20872.5 (42%)     max: 21150 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 21783     avg: 23449     median: 23862.5 (62%)     max: 24383 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 24973     avg: 27456     median: 27844 (47%)     max: 28900 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
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 +
- 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
164.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
114.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
104.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
101.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
258  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
163  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
145  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
104  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
272.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
165.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
109 109.2 116 ~ 111 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
79 82.2 90.6 ~ 84 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
232.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
152 157 ~ 155 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
135.1 139 141 ~ 138 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
130.2 135 137 ~ 134 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.
low 1280x720
132.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
86.6 91.3 ~ 89 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
60.2 61.8 65.7 ~ 63 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39.4 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
108 109 ~ 109 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
95 98.2 104 ~ 99 fps    + Compare