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Nvidia sneaks refreshed RTX 2060 / 2070 Max-P laptop GPUs along with the new Super lineup

The refreshed GPUs should be available for laptop OEMs starting April 15. (Image Source: Nvidia)
The refreshed GPUs should be available for laptop OEMs starting April 15. (Image Source: Nvidia)
The refreshed RTX 2060 / 2070 laptop GPUs have slightly higher clocks compared to the original Max-P versions and they feature similar hardware optimizations from the Super SKUs, including lower-voltage GDDR6 VRAM and improved current regulators. On average, these GPUs should provide at least 7% higher performance compared to the original Max-P models.
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With the new RTX 2000 Super laptop GPUs, Nvidia quietly introduced a couple of refreshed versions of the existing RTX 2060 / 2070 Max-P models. These two new GPUs will first be included in Schenker’s latest XMG Apex 15 gaming laptops powered by desktop-grade AMD Ryzen 3000, as announced on the ComputerBase forums by a Schenker support team representative. We also spotted the improved RTX 2060 in our own exclusive benchmarks.

At a glance, the new refreshes do not come with more cores, but have slightly higher clocks compared to the Max-P versions. A closer inspection, however, reveals that the refreshes come with the same hardware optimizations found on the Super SKUs, so the GDDR6 memory has a lower voltage (1.25 V as opposed to 1.35 V) and a new current regulator. This should boost the overall performance by at least 7%, as the memory can now consume up to 20% more of the total graphics power.

The refreshed RTX 2070 (SKU code N18E-G1R) retains the same 115 W TGP as the original Max-P version, while still providing increased performance due to the GDDR6 higher energy efficiency and the clocks that are 45 MHz higher.  On the other hand, the refreshed RTX 2060 (SKU code N18-E-G1-B) now features TGP ratings up to 115 W (original was limited to 90 W).

While we already have the performance results for the RTX 2060, we have yet to find out the GPU clocks. These specs, along with the RTX 2070 benchmarks are expected to be unveiled by Schenker on April 15.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1532 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-04-10 (Update: 2020-04-10)