NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q sales 6 January 2019. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Turing architecture and made with 12 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 11 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 264.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 65 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 25.14% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking181
Value for money9.08
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameN18E-G1 MAX-Q TU106
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2019 (4 years old)
Current price$1680 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1920of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed975 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1185 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors10,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate142.2of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q's 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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed11000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth264.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs
G-SYNC support+


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 2060 Max-Q 25.14


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 9776

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 50957

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 19779

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 13716

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 14910

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 58890

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 308872

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD92

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 40−45

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 79
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 80−85
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 65−70
Far Cry New Dawn 75
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Hitman 3 75−80
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 87
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 80−85
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 65−70
Far Cry New Dawn 70
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Hitman 3 75−80
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 57
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 75
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 105
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 65−70
Far Cry New Dawn 63
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 57
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 20−22

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20−22
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 30−33
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Watch Dogs: Legion 12−14

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is Radeon RX 6550M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

RX 6550MRadeon RX6550M

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

RTX A2000 MobileRTX A2000Mobile
RTX 3050 Ti MobileGeForce RTX3050 Ti Mobile
RTX 3050 4GB MobileGeForce RTX3050 4GB Mobile
GTX 1080 Max-QGeForce GTX1080 Max-Q
GTX 1660 Ti MobileGeForce GTX1660 Ti Mobile
RTX 3050 MobileGeForce RTX3050 Mobile

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q according to our statistics.

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