NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q vs RTX 2060 Mobile

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
40.95
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
GP104
 
TU106
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
27 June 2017
 
29 January 2019
Price now
no data
 
$330

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
1920
Core clock speed
1101 - 1290 MHz
 
960 MHz
Boost Clock
1468 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
234.9
 
144.0
Floating-point performance
7,516 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5X
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
10008 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
320.3 GB/s
 
336.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
+
Multi-Projection
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1080 Max-Q 47.13
RTX 2060 Mobile 52.21 +10.8%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1080 Max-Q 387951
RTX 2060 Mobile 403761 +4.1%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1080 Max-Q 114542 +13.6%
RTX 2060 Mobile 100858

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1080 Max-Q 14274 +0.1%
RTX 2060 Mobile 14253

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1080 Max-Q 18192 +15.8%
RTX 2060 Mobile 15713

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1080 Max-Q 23540 +14%
RTX 2060 Mobile 20649

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1080 Max-Q 39562
RTX 2060 Mobile 57644 +45.7%

Passmark

GTX 1080 Max-Q 10207
RTX 2060 Mobile 11458 +12.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (2560 vs 1920)
Multi-Projection

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile

10.8% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (29 January 2019 vs 27 June 2017)
Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 320.3 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (115 vs 150 watts)
DLSS
Raytraycing

So, GTX 1080 Max-Q or RTX 2060 Mobile?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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