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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 Super (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 (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 Super (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 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (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 Max-Q (compare) 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) (compare) 1920 @ 960 - 1200 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q (compare) 1920 192 Bit
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: 8501     avg: 9629.7     median: 9617 (71%)     max: 10704 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 9480     avg: 10086.9     median: 9854 (67%)     max: 10992 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 428856     avg: 463039     median: 449825 (85%)     max: 510435 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 27465     avg: 46267.7     median: 44306 (72%)     max: 60073 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 72806     avg: 135517     median: 139345 (75%)     max: 168006 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 18947     avg: 20800.5     median: 20746 (78%)     max: 23195 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 22820     avg: 25347.6     median: 25436 (63%)     max: 27319 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 164755     avg: 305304     median: 305304 (41%)     max: 445854 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 20224     avg: 26077.9     median: 25504 (73%)     max: 29759 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 31826     avg: 35473.7     median: 34897 (68%)     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) +
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: 207     avg: 258.9     median: 258 (57%)     max: 339 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1590     avg: 1696.9     median: 1710 (89%)     max: 1830 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.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

2019
low 1280x720
140  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
119  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
83  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
54.2  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
44.3  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
29.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
122  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
117  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
116  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
97.9  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
52  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
125  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
118  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
109  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
99.1  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
78.9  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
47.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.