NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile vs GTX 1080 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
44.50
 
n/d
Architecture
Turing
 
Pascal
Code name
TU106
 
GP104
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
29 January 2019
 
27 June 2017
Price now
$440
 
n/d

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
2560
Core clock speed
1215 MHz
 
1101 - 1290 MHz
Boost Clock
1440 MHz
 
1468 MHz
Transistor count
10,800 million
 
7,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
115 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
207.4 GTexel / s
 
234.9 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
7,516 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 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
n/d
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q: 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
GDDR6
 
GDDR5X
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
10008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB / s
 
320.3 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
+
Multi-Projection
n/d
 
+
Multi Monitor
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2070 Mobile 60.21 +11.2%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 54.13

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RTX 2070 Mobile 425550 +9.7%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 387951

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RTX 2070 Mobile 116122 +1.4%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 114542

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2070 Mobile 16924 +18.6%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 14274

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RTX 2070 Mobile 19846 +9.1%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 18192

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RTX 2070 Mobile 25500 +8.3%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 23540

3DMark Vantage Performance

RTX 2070 Mobile 64151 +62.2%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 39562

Passmark

RTX 2070 Mobile 11354 +11.2%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 10207

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile

11.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (29 January 2019 vs 27 June 2017)
Higher memory bandwidth (448 vs 320.3 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (115 vs 150 watts)
DLSS
Raytraycing
550 Watt system power recommended

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

More pipelines (2560 vs 2304)
Multi-Projection

So, RTX 2070 Mobile or GTX 1080 Max-Q?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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