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The performance of RTX 2080 Max-Q laptops may vary substantially depending on TDP

Performance depends on the version
Performance depends on the version
If you plan on purchasing an RTX 2080 Max-Q laptop, you should pay special attention to the TDP version. The reason: According to our benchmarks, the performance gap can be quite substantial.

As it turns out, there are not only two versions of the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (detailed here), but there are also two versions of the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, which vary primarily in TDP and clock rates. While the 80-watt edition is rated for 735 to 1095 MHz (for example in the Acer Predator Triton 500), the 90-watt edition clocks at 990 to 1230 MHz (for example in the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GX). In the following extended series of tests, we evaluate the performance impact of these differences.

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Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
4655 Points ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
4268 Points ∼92%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
8512 Points ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
7733 Points ∼91%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
21515 Points ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
20703 Points ∼96%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
29453 Points ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
27863 Points ∼95%

Gaming benchmarks

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 Highest Preset AA:T
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
37 (min: 19) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
33 (min: 17) fps ∼89%
2560x1440 Highest Preset AA:T
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
61 (min: 41) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
57 (min: 37) fps ∼93%
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
78 (min: 42) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
71 (min: 39) fps ∼91%
Battlefield V
1920x1080 Ultra Preset DXR
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
62.4 (min: 47) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
59.5 (min: 45) fps ∼95%
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
57.8 (min: 46) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
52.5 (min: 42) fps ∼91%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
98.2 (min: 77) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
91.6 (min: 72) fps ∼93%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
122 (min: 87) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
116 (min: 88) fps ∼95%
FIFA 19
3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
188 (min: 157) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
161 (min: 135) fps ∼86%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
237 (min: 213) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
211 (min: 187) fps ∼89%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
248 (min: 232) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
219 (min: 192) fps ∼88%
Star Wars Battlefront 2
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
42.7 (min: 39) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
39.3 (min: 36) fps ∼92%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
80.9 (min: 75) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
76.5 (min: 70) fps ∼95%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
117 (min: 105) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
110 (min: 103) fps ∼94%
Need for Speed Payback
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
54.3 (min: 40) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
47.2 (min: 34) fps ∼87%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
95.6 (min: 72) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
88.2 (min: 66) fps ∼92%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
115 (min: 73) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
104 (min: 79) fps ∼90%
Fortnite
3840x2160 Epic Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
50.4 (min: 48) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
46.7 (min: 42) fps ∼93%
2560x1440 Epic Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
105 (min: 94) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
97.7 (min: 64) fps ∼93%
1920x1080 Epic Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
136 (min: 95) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
121 (min: 90) fps ∼89%
Call of Duty Black Ops 4
3840x2160 Very High / On
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
41.6 (min: 27) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
40.4 (min: 30) fps ∼97%
2560x1440 Very High / On
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
91.4 (min: 67) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
83.8 (min: 62) fps ∼92%
1920x1080 Very High / On
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
131 (min: 104) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
128 (min: 94) fps ∼98%
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
32 fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
30 (min: 15) fps ∼94%
2560x1440 Ultra High Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
48 fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
46 (min: 19) fps ∼96%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
59 fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
53 (min: 27) fps ∼90%
Far Cry 5
3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
44 (min: 39) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
40 (min: 35) fps ∼91%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:T
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
79 (min: 64) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
72 (min: 58) fps ∼91%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
100 (min: 80) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
93 (min: 73) fps ∼93%
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
44 (min: 23) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
40 (min: 22) fps ∼91%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:T
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
72 (min: 31) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
66 (min: 28) fps ∼92%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
99 (min: 34) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
93 (min: 30) fps ∼94%
F1 2018
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
56 (min: 50) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
51 (min: 47) fps ∼91%
2560x1440 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
87 (min: 76) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
86 (min: 60) fps ∼99%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
102 (min: 82) fps ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
102 (min: 83) fps ∼100%
Darksiders III
3840x2160 Epic
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
42.7 (min: 37) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
37.8 (min: 32) fps ∼89%
2560x1440 Epic
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
82.6 (min: 71) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
75.2 (min: 64) fps ∼91%
1920x1080 Epic
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
112 (min: 79) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
103 (min: 74) fps ∼92%
ELEX
3840x2160 Ultra / On AA:SM AF:16x
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
35.7 (min: 34) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
33 (min: 31) fps ∼92%
2560x1440 Ultra / On AA:SM AF:16x
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
68.1 (min: 64) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
63.2 (min: 59) fps ∼93%
1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:SM AF:16x
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
99 (min: 90) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
92.7 (min: 86) fps ∼94%
Just Cause 4
3840x2160 Very High / On AA:SM AF:16x
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
39.9 (min: 37) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
39.5 (min: 36) fps ∼99%
2560x1440 Very High / On AA:SM AF:16x
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
69.9 (min: 64) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
67.6 (min: 62) fps ∼97%
1920x1080 Very High / On AA:SM AF:16x
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
101 (min: 93) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
98.1 (min: 89) fps ∼97%
Monster Hunter World
3840x2160 Highest Preset (Image Quality High)
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
29.7 (min: 25) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
27.1 (min: 23) fps ∼91%
2560x1440 Highest Preset (Image Quality High)
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
58.4 (min: 49) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
52.5 (min: 45) fps ∼90%
1920x1080 Highest Preset (Image Quality High)
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
90.9 (min: 72) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
84.8 (min: 68) fps ∼93%
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
27.5 (min: 23) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
26.7 (min: 23) fps ∼97%
2560x1440 Ultra High Preset
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
52.2 (min: 41) fps ∼100%
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
50.2 (min: 37) fps ∼96%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
Asus Zephyrus S GX701GX
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
68.4 (min: 50) fps ∼100%
Acer Triton 500
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 8750H
64.9 (min: 42) fps ∼95%

GPU-Z screenshots

RTX 2080 Max-Q 80 Watt TDP (Acer Triton 500)
RTX 2080 Max-Q 80 Watt TDP (Acer Triton 500)
RTX 2080 Max-Q 90 Watt TDP (Asus GX701GX)
RTX 2080 Max-Q 90 Watt TDP (Asus GX701GX)
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Florian Glaser, 2019-02-26 (Update: 2019-02-28)