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Rare GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q launches amidst the storm of AMD Renoir announcements

Rare GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q launches amidst the storm of AMD Renoir announcements
Rare GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q launches amidst the storm of AMD Renoir announcements
Quietly unveiled at CES 2020, the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q has made its retail debut a full year later than its Turing Max-Q siblings. It remains to be seen how OEMs will adopt the GPU as it performs quite closely to the GTX 1660 Ti but with the added benefit of RT and tensor cores.

Nvidia launched its Turing family of Max-Q GPUs last year consisting of the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, RTX 2070 Max-Q, and the RTX 2080 Max-Q. Curiously missing from the lineup was the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q for seemingly no apparent reason. Perhaps Nvidia wanted to push users into buying the full RTX 2060 instead, but in either case, the RTX 2060 Max-Q is finally here.

The first and so far only laptop to sport the RTX 2060 Max-Q is the 14-inch Asus Zephyrus G14. The biggest difference between it and the other RTX 2060 GPUs is its slower memory speed for slower bandwidth overall. In practice, however, the RTX 2060 Max-Q holds no surprises as it performs exactly where it's supposed to be: in between that of the standard GTX 1660 Ti mobile and RTX 2060 mobile according to 3DMark benchmarks. It's a narrow margin, but at least owners can exploit the AI and RT cores of the RTX 2060 Max-Q which are otherwise absent on the GTX 1660 Ti.

See our page on the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q to for more technical information and benchmarks.

GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q MobileGeForce RTX 2060 MobileGeForce RTX 2060 DesktopGeForce RTX 2060 Super Desktop
CUDA Cores1920192019202176
Base/Boost Clock975/1285960/12001365/16801470/1650
Memory Speed11 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps
VRAM6 GB GDDR66 GB GDDR66 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR6
Memory Width192-bit192-bit192-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth~264 GB/s~355 GB/s336 GB/s448 GB/s
Graphics Card Power (W)~65 W (Estimated)80 - 90 W160 W175 W
3DMark
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
8537 Points ∼91%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
5092 Points ∼54%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
3742 Points ∼40%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
3738 Points ∼40%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
3307 Points ∼35%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
1294 Points ∼14%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
13744 Points ∼92%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
8479 Points ∼57%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
7732 Points ∼52%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
6910 Points ∼46%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6387 Points ∼43%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
5850 Points ∼39%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5534 Points ∼37%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
4925 Points ∼33%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
4167 Points ∼28%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
3626 Points ∼24%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
3132 Points ∼21%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H
2536 Points ∼17%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
13424 Points ∼91%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
8604 Points ∼58%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
7878 Points ∼53%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
6911 Points ∼47%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
6358 Points ∼43%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
6171 Points ∼42%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5697 Points ∼39%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
5072 Points ∼34%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
4024 Points ∼27%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
3795 Points ∼26%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
3373 Points ∼23%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H
2571 Points ∼17%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
32081 Points ∼79%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
22391 Points ∼55%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
19338 Points ∼48%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
18055 Points ∼44%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
17419 Points ∼43%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
15650 Points ∼39%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
14718 Points ∼36%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
12903 Points ∼32%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
12111 Points ∼30%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
11754 Points ∼29%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
11332 Points ∼28%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
8391 Points ∼21%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H
7791 Points ∼19%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
157746 Points ∼81%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
124815 Points ∼64%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
116593 Points ∼60%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
114009 Points ∼58%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
107083 Points ∼55%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
97136 Points ∼50%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
88271 Points ∼45%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
80615 Points ∼41%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
64056 Points ∼33%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
50946 Points ∼26%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
47166 Points ∼24%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H
49314 Points ∼25%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
43801 Points ∼22%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
18340 Points ∼81%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
14894 Points ∼66%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
13742 Points ∼61%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
13533 Points ∼60%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
12450 Points ∼55%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
12431 Points ∼55%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
12192 Points ∼54%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
12064 Points ∼53%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
10846 Points ∼48%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H
8540 Points ∼38%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
7436 Points ∼33%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
6931 Points ∼31%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
6839 Points ∼30%
1280x720 Performance GPU
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
45050 Points ∼88%
Alienware m17 R2 P41E
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i9-9980HK
29220 Points ∼57%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X
26413 Points ∼52%
Walmart EVOO Gaming 17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
23734 Points ∼46%
Schenker XMG Neo 15 XNE15M19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-9750H
21861 Points ∼43%
Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, R9 4900HS
21105 Points ∼41%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
19670 Points ∼38%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
17668 Points ∼35%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
16339 Points ∼32%
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0009ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, i7-9750H
17264 Points ∼34%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
12620 Points ∼25%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
11991 Points ∼23%
Asus TUF FX705GE-EW096T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H
9466 Points ∼19%
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Allen Ngo, 2020-03-31 (Update: 2020-04- 2)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.