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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile GeForce RTX 2080 Super with reduced clock speeds, performance and of course power consumption. It is intended for thin gaming laptops and based on the same TU104 chip with 3,072 shaders, 8 GB GDDR6 memory and a 256 Bit memory bus.

Currently it looks like there are three variants with a TGP of 80, 85 and 90 Watt. The clock speed ranges from 735 - 975 MHz for the base clock speed and 1080 - 1230 for the boost.

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 2080 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 2080 Super. In our benchmarks with the first devices, the performance is very similar to the old RTX 2080 Max-Q and only on a level with the non Max-Q RTX 2070. Therefore, the performance is ideal for 1440p gaming at max details for demanding games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Control or Borderlands 3. Less demanding games like F1 2019 can be played in 4k with maximum settings. Detailed gaming benchmarks can be found at the end of this page.

The power consumption of the card is between 80 - 90 Watt TGP and therefore significantly lower than the RTX 2080 Super Mobile (150 - 200 Watt).

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 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 compare 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-G3
ArchitectureTuring
Pipelines3072 - unified
Core Speed975 - 1230 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed11000 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 Announcement02.04.2020

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 7475     avg: 7667     median: 7482 (51%)     max: 8043 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 7372     avg: 7790     median: 7618 (51%)     max: 8379 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
483604 Points (89%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 38107     avg: 38852     median: 38852 (58%)     max: 39597 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 125498     avg: 125581     median: 125581 (64%)     max: 125664 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 17053     avg: 17772     median: 17585 (59%)     max: 18678 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 19655     avg: 20699     median: 20117 (50%)     max: 22326 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 21793     avg: 22363     median: 22567 (59%)     max: 22730 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 26292     avg: 27868     median: 26855 (53%)     max: 30456 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: 140     avg: 151     median: 146.1 (32%)     max: 170 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1215     avg: 1339     median: 1365 (71%)     max: 1410 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
114  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
78.4  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
54  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
28.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
256  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
164 167.6 ~ 166 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
147.1 150 ~ 149 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
140 147 ~ 144 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
108  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
58  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
207.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
119 121.4 ~ 120 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
101 102 ~ 102 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
68.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
32.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
121  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
121 121 ~ 121 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
120 121 ~ 121 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
119 120 ~ 120 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
83.1  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
39.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
98  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
62.4 67.4 ~ 65 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
41 43.7 ~ 42 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35 37 ~ 36 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
21.5 23.8 ~ 23 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
95.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
93.1 102 ~ 98 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
89.9 95.2 ~ 93 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
72.2 76.2 ~ 74 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
36.8 42.7 ~ 40 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
101.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
92 93 ~ 93 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
84 86.6 ~ 85 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
76.9 83.3 ~ 80 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
66.9  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
40.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1920x1080
134  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
114 129 ~ 122 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
91.8 107 ~ 99 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
67.3 78.9 ~ 73 fps    + Compare