NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q

The Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000 with Max-Q Design is a professional high-end graphics card for powerful laptops and mobile workstations. The Max-Q variants are lower clocked versions that are running more efficient and can be used in smaller chassis than the regular versions. It is based on the same TU104 chip as the consumer GeForce RTX 2080 (mobile) but offers fewer shaders (2,560) and is therefore positioned between the GeForce RTX 2080 (2,944) and 2070 (2,304). Currently we know of three different Max-Q variants with a power consumption (TGP) of 90, 85 and 80 Watt and different clock speeds.

ModelShaderTGP (W)Base (MHz)Boost (MHz)
Quadro RTX 4000 Desktop230416010051545
Quadro RTX 4000 Mobile256011013501770
Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q2560909601485
Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q2560859001440
Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q2560807801380
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile2304115?12151440

The Quadro GPUs offer certified drivers, which are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications (CAD, DCC, medical, prospection, and visualizing applications). The performance in these areas is therefore much better compared to corresponding consumer GPUs.


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 support it). The Quadro RTX 5000 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).


For professional applications, the Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q should be only slightly above the mobile Quadro RTX 3000 (depending on the version). Compared to consumer cards, the mobile RTX 2070 will offer a similar performance (or slightly lower).

The still relatively high power consumption of the RTX4000 Max-Q makes the card most suited for big laptops although we should see thinner designs with the Max-Q variants.

Quadro Turing Series
Quadro RTX 6000 (Laptop) compare 4608 384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop) compare 3072 @ 1.04 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q compare 3072 @ 0.6 - 1.35 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop) compare 2560 @ 1.11 - 1.56 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q 2560 @ 0.78 - 1.38 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop) compare 1920 @ 0.95 - 1.38 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 0.6 - 1.22 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
Quadro T2000 (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1.58 - 1.79 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Quadro T2000 Max-Q compare 1024 @ 0.93 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Quadro T1000 (Laptop) compare 768 @ 1.4 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Quadro T1000 Max-Q compare 768 @ 0.8 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
CodenameN19E-Q3 MAX-Q
Pipelines2560 - unified
Core Speed780 - 960 - 1380 - 1485 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
Transistor Count10800 Million
technology12 nm
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement27.05.2019


SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
specvp12 3dsmax-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-06-17)