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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 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 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 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 - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 7475     avg: 8162     median: 8059 (46%)     max: 9051 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 7372     avg: 8179     median: 8202.5 (43%)     max: 8979 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 32880     avg: 42751     median: 44534 (67%)     max: 53680 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 101976     avg: 126108     median: 127741 (65%)     max: 140750 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 17053     avg: 18491     median: 18479 (61%)     max: 20173 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 19655     avg: 21644     median: 21479 (49%)     max: 23649 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 20888     avg: 23572     median: 23526 (61%)     max: 26063 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 26292     avg: 29497     median: 28817 (49%)     max: 32995 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 +
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 140     avg: 149     median: 146 (32%)     max: 170 Watt
- 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.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

2020
low 1280x720
148  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
109  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
90  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
74 76 ~ 75 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Death Stranding

Death Stranding

2020
low 1280x720
139.8 166.1 ~ 153 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
118.7 123.5 ~ 121 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
108.6 114.5 ~ 112 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
104.5 112.8 ~ 109 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
219 253 268 ~ 247 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
167 174 184 ~ 175 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
149 150 161 ~ 153 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
102 115 118 119 126 ~ 116 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
89  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
51  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

2020
low 1280x720
188.8 210.4 267.4 ~ 222 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
161.2 171.6 184.5 ~ 172 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
110.6 114 122.2 126.2 ~ 118 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
78.4 82.9 84.3 89.7 92.7 ~ 86 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
54 57.9 ~ 56 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
28.1 30.3 ~ 29 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
205 212.2 249 256 ~ 231 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
164 165.1 167.6 168.3 176.6 ~ 168 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
147.1 147.9 150 154 156.7 ~ 151 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
140 144.4 147 152.1 155.1 163.7 165.2 177.7 ~ 156 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
108 116.7 131.2 ~ 119 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
58 64 73.3 ~ 65 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.