Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q vs GeForce RTX 2080 Super

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NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600 - 870
  • Max video memory 6144 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1650
  • Max video memory 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 15500
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 100%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

General info

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

Place in performance rating15517
Value for moneyno data34.14
ArchitectureTuringTuring
GPU code nameN19E-Q1 MAX-QTuring TU104
Market segmentMobile workstationDesktop
Release date27 May 2019 (2 years ago)2 July 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$699
Price nowno data$1113
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative 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 cores19203072
Core clock speed600 - 870 MHz1650 MHz
Boost clock speed1215 - 1380 MHz1815 MHz
Number of transistors10,800 million13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)60 Watt250 Watt
Texture fill rate175.0348.5

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q and GeForce RTX 2080 Super compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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 sizelargeno data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Lengthno data267 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

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 GB8 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz15500 MHz
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/s495.9 GB/s
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 outputs1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMIno data+
G-SYNC support++

Technologies

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

VR Ready++

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.2.1311.2.131
CUDA7.57.5

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 3000 Max-Q 32.35
RTX 2080 Super 73.08
+126%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • Passmark

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 3000 Max-Q 66284
RTX 2080 Super 140388
+112%
RTX 3000 Max-Q 12642
RTX 2080 Super 23364
+84.8%

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 3000 Max-Q 13617
RTX 2080 Super 27398
+101%

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 3000 Max-Q 17523
RTX 2080 Super 40963
+134%
RTX 3000 Max-Q 110
+55.2%
RTX 2080 Super 71
RTX 3000 Max-Q 97
+656%
RTX 2080 Super 13
RTX 3000 Max-Q 71
RTX 2080 Super 141
+100%
RTX 3000 Max-Q 71
RTX 2080 Super 144
+103%
RTX 3000 Max-Q 44
+4.3%
RTX 2080 Super 42

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 3000 Max-Q 62
RTX 2080 Super 135
+119%
RTX 3000 Max-Q 62
RTX 2080 Super 132
+115%
RTX 3000 Max-Q 10.6
RTX 2080 Super 12.6
+18.9%
RTX 3000 Max-Q 110
+108%
RTX 2080 Super 53
RTX 3000 Max-Q 105
RTX 2080 Super 107
+1.7%

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 3000 Max-Q 8625
RTX 2080 Super 19485
+126%

Gaming performance

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

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

1080p73
−94.5%
142
+94.5%
1440p45
−127%
102
+127%
4K28
−164%
74
+164%

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
−56.7%
94
+56.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 94
−103%
191
+103%
Cyberpunk 2077 52
−82.7%
95
+82.7%
Far Cry 5 87
−25.3%
109
+25.3%
Hitman 3 100
−97%
197
+97%
Horizon Zero Dawn 76
−64.5%
125
+64.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 76
−52.6%
116
+52.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 70
−62.9%
114
+62.9%

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 50
−58%
79
+58%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 68
−126%
154
+126%
Cyberpunk 2077 43
−93%
83
+93%
Far Cry 5 79
−32.9%
105
+32.9%
Hitman 3 82
−111%
173
+111%
Horizon Zero Dawn 61
−70.5%
104
+70.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 68
−69.1%
115
+69.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 97
−101%
195
+101%
Watch Dogs: Legion 61
−62.3%
99
+62.3%

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 44
−59.1%
70
+59.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 36
−100%
72
+100%
Far Cry 5 75
−41.3%
106
+41.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 52
−110%
109
+110%
Watch Dogs: Legion 33
−127%
75
+127%

2560x1440
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 34
−224%
110
+224%
Horizon Zero Dawn 41
−82.9%
75
+82.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 43
−114%
92
+114%

3840x2160
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18
−261%
65
+261%
Hitman 3 27
−137%
64
+137%
Horizon Zero Dawn 23
−91.3%
44
+91.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21
−133%
49
+133%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 34
−132%
79
+132%

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 19
−89.5%
36
+89.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 10
−140%
24
+140%
Far Cry 5 26
−135%
61
+135%
Watch Dogs: Legion 12
−183%
34
+183%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 32.35 73.08
Novelty 27 May 2019 2 July 2019
Memory bus width 192 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1920 3072
Memory bandwidth 448 495.9
Thermal design power (TDP) 60 Watt 250 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q is a mobile workstation card while GeForce RTX 2080 Super is a desktop one.


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Competitors of Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon Pro WX 7100, which is slower by 9% and lower by 19 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Radeon Pro WX 7100
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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Super by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Super from AMD is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is slower by 4% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Radeon RX 6700 XT
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User rating

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
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