NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 735-990
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 47.54

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q sales 6 January 2019. This is Turing architecture notebook card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 12 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 384.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 80-90 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

47.54%

of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating83
Value for money13.15
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameN18E-G3-A1 MAX-Q TU104
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2019 (3 years ago)
Price now$1268 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2944of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed735-990 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1095-1230 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors13,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)80-90 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate201.5of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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 typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed12000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth384.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs
G-SYNC support+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 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 2080 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. 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 2080 Max-Q 47.54
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • Passmark

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.

RTX 2080 Max-Q 117764

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2080 Max-Q 17504

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

RTX 2080 Max-Q 20703

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.

RTX 2080 Max-Q 27973

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.

RTX 2080 Max-Q 51930

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.

RTX 2080 Max-Q 425550

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

RTX 2080 Max-Q 96

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

RTX 2080 Max-Q 153

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

RTX 2080 Max-Q 175

Passmark

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.

RTX 2080 Max-Q 13894

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 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.

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

Full HD116
1440p82
4K51

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 81
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 137
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 127
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 105
Far Cry New Dawn 95
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Red Dead Redemption 2 103
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 102
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 72
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 126
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 98
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 97
Far Cry New Dawn 91
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 74
Red Dead Redemption 2 59
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 91
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 145
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 56
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 116
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 93
Far Cry New Dawn 82
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 78
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 45−50
Red Dead Redemption 2 45−50
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 58
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45−50

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 47
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 92
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 76
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 21
Red Dead Redemption 2 45−50
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 53

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 31
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 45−50
Battlefield 5 53
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 40
Far Cry New Dawn 36
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 6700S, which is slower by 12% and lower by 22 positions in our rating.

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