NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile vs RTX 2080 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
48.45
 
n/d
Architecture
Turing
 
Turing
Code name
TU106
 
TU104B
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
29 January 2019
 
29 January 2019
Price now
$480
 
n/d

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 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 RTX 2080 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
2944
Core clock speed
1215 MHz
 
735 MHz
Boost Clock
1440 MHz
 
1095 MHz
Transistor count
10,800 million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
115 Watt
 
80 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 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.
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 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
 
GDDR6
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
12000 MHz

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2070 Mobile 74.79 +3.6%
RTX 2080 Max-Q 72.21

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RTX 2070 Mobile 463865 +4.3%
RTX 2080 Max-Q 444648

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RTX 2070 Mobile 116232 +5.6%
RTX 2080 Max-Q 110110

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2070 Mobile 16676
RTX 2080 Max-Q 17230 +3.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RTX 2070 Mobile 20014
RTX 2080 Max-Q 20323 +1.5%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RTX 2070 Mobile 25418
RTX 2080 Max-Q 27973 +10.1%

3DMark Vantage Performance

RTX 2070 Mobile 64151 +23.5%
RTX 2080 Max-Q 51930

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile

3.6% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

More pipelines (2944 vs 2304)
Less power hungry (80 vs 115 watts)

So, RTX 2070 Mobile or RTX 2080 Max-Q?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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