GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q vs RTX A1000 Laptop GPU

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 975
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 11000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
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  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 87%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating149157
Value for money6.06no data
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameN18E-G1 MAX-Q TU106GA107
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date6 January 2019 (3 years ago)30 March 2022 (less than a year ago)
Current price$1680 no data
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores19202048
Core clock speed975 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1185 MHzno data
Number of transistors10,800 millionno data
Manufacturing process technology12 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt95 Watt (35 - 95 Watt TGP)
Texture fill rate142.2no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q and RTX A1000 Laptop GPU 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 sizelargemedium sized
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16no data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GB4 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed11000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth264.0 GB/sno data
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsno data
G-SYNC support+no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12_2
Shader Model6.5no data
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan1.2.131no data
CUDA7.5no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 24.82
+2.8%
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU 24.15
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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: 26%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 9695
+2.8%
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU 9434

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: 17%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 19779
+37.3%
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU 14402

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
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU 70880
+20.4%

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 13716
+35.5%
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU 10123

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2060 Max-Q 14910
+36.6%
RTX A1000 Laptop GPU 10914

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

Full HD91
+44.4%
63
−44.4%
1440p44
+63%
27
−63%
4K37no data

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
−45.2%
61
+45.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 79
+71.7%
45−50
−71.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
−19%
50
+19%
Battlefield 5 75−80
+2.6%
75−80
−2.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
+3.2%
60−65
−3.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
−19%
50
+19%
Far Cry 5 60−65
+1.6%
60−65
−1.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 75
+21%
60−65
−21%
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
+2.5%
80−85
−2.5%
Hitman 3 70−75
−15.1%
84
+15.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
−33.3%
68
+33.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
+2.6%
35−40
−2.6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 87
+64.2%
50−55
−64.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50
−37.8%
62
+37.8%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65
+41.3%
45−50
−41.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
+27.3%
33
−27.3%
Battlefield 5 75−80
+2.6%
75−80
−2.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
+3.2%
60−65
−3.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
+13.5%
37
−13.5%
Far Cry 5 60−65
+1.6%
60−65
−1.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 70
+12.9%
60−65
−12.9%
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
+2.5%
80−85
−2.5%
Hitman 3 70−75
+5.8%
69
−5.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
−3.9%
53
+3.9%
Metro Exodus 57
+39%
41
−39%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
+2.6%
35−40
−2.6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 75
+41.5%
50−55
−41.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 105
+28%
82
−28%
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50
−20%
54
+20%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45
−2.2%
45−50
+2.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
+68%
25
−68%
Battlefield 5 75−80
+2.6%
75−80
−2.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
+44.8%
29
−44.8%
Far Cry 5 60−65
+1.6%
60−65
−1.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 63
+1.6%
60−65
−1.6%
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
+2.5%
80−85
−2.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 57
+32.6%
43
−32.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50
+73.1%
26
−73.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
+2.6%
35−40
−2.6%
Hitman 3 40−45
+2.4%
41
−2.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
−15.2%
38
+15.2%
Metro Exodus 24−27
+0%
24
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
+5%
20−22
−5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
+3.2%
30−35
−3.2%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
+3.8%
24−27
−3.8%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
+9.1%
22
−9.1%
Battlefield 5 55−60
+1.9%
50−55
−1.9%
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
+6.3%
16−18
−6.3%
Far Cry 5 40−45
+2.4%
40−45
−2.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
+2.2%
45−50
−2.2%
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
+3.9%
50−55
−3.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
+5.9%
17
−5.9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20−22
+5.3%
18−20
−5.3%
Hitman 3 24−27
+4.3%
21−24
−4.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Metro Exodus 14−16
+0%
14−16
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
+7.1%
14−16
−7.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20
+25%
16−18
−25%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35
+45.8%
24−27
−45.8%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Battlefield 5 30−33
+3.4%
27−30
−3.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Far Cry 5 21−24
+5%
20−22
−5%
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
+4.3%
21−24
−4.3%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
+3%
30−35
−3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 24.82 24.15
Recency 6 January 2019 30 March 2022
Memory bus width 192 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1920 2048
Chip lithography 12 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 95 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

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NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of RTX A1000 Laptop GPU by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A1000 Laptop GPU from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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