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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 for laptops is the fastest mobile graphics card for notebooks in early 2019. It is based on the desktop RTX 2080 but with reduced core speeds (-7% Boost, -9% Base). The memory appears to be similar clocked and sized. Therefore, the RTX2080 offers 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 memory connected by a 256 bit interface (14 GHz, 448 GB/s).

A more power efficient "Max-Q" version is also planned with further reduced clock rates.

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 2080 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 mobile RTX 2080 should perform a bit slower than the desktop RTX 2080 and therefore definitely faster than the old GTX 1080 for laptops. Therefore, it should be able to run all demanding games in 4k with maximum details. Raytracing features however may reduce framerates a lot.

The power consumption of the card was reduced from 215 Watt for the desktop RTX 2080 to 150 Watt. However, it is still only suited for thick and heavy gaming laptops. For thinner and lighter designs, the Max-Q variant of the RTX 2080 is intended that can be configured at 80 or 90 Watt (at much lower clock speeds).

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 (Desktop) (compare) 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (compare) 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) (compare) 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (compare) 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) (compare) 1920 @ 960 - 1200 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q (compare) 1920 192 Bit
GeForce RTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 896
CodenameN18E-G3 TU104
ArchitectureTuring
Pipelines2944 - unified
Core Speed1380 - 1590 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
Transistor Count13600 Million
technology12 nm
FeaturesNVLink, DLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 650 Watt system power recommended
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2019

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 9018     avg: 9567     median: 9617 (74%)     max: 10091 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 9542     avg: 10098.8     median: 9816 (69%)     max: 10992 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 428856     avg: 439340     median: 439340 (83%)     max: 449825 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 35054     avg: 45617     median: 44379 (76%)     max: 58727 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 107368     avg: 130654     median: 126474 (69%)     max: 158891 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 19661     avg: 20793.8     median: 20746 (78%)     max: 22398 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 23089     avg: 25207     median: 25321.5 (62%)     max: 27145 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 164755     avg: 305304     median: 305304 (41%)     max: 445854 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 24624     avg: 25983     median: 25424 (81%)     max: 28229 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 33396     avg: 36005.8     median: 35851 (70%)     max: 38809 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) +
Siemens NX (snx-03) +
Creo (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: 207     avg: 249     median: 252.5 (56%)     max: 284 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1605     avg: 1660     median: 1650 (39%)     max: 1725 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dirt Rally 2.0

Dirt Rally 2.0

2019
low 1280x720
216  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
159  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
144  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
96  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn

2019
low 1280x720
109  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
94  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
90  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
82  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
181  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
156 161 ~ 159 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
118 118 ~ 118 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
113 116 ~ 115 fps    + Compare
3840x2160
47.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Very High / On 16xAF SMAA 2560x1440
80.8
low 1280x720
171.9 195 ~ 183 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
111 129 157 ~ 132 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
104.2 126 143 ~ 124 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
102.9 121 132 ~ 119 fps    + Compare
3840x2160
51.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Epic 2560x1440
99.7
low 1280x720
144 157.2 ~ 151 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
117.6 132 175 ~ 142 fps    + Compare