RTX 4000 Mobile vs RTX 4000 Max-Q

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.63
 
no data
Architecture
Turing
 
Turing
GPU code name
N19E-Q3
 
N19E-Q3 MAX-Q
Market segment
Mobile workstation
 
Mobile workstation
Release date
27 May 2019 (2 years ago)
 
27 May 2019 (2 years ago)
Price now
$2890
 
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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 cores
2560
 
2560
Core clock speed
1110 MHz
 
780 - 960 MHz
Boost clock speed
1560 MHz
 
1380 - 1485 MHz
Number of transistors
13,600 million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
110 Watt
 
80 Watt
Texture fill rate
249.6
 
220.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro RTX 4000 Mobile and Quadro RTX 4000 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
large
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

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 type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB/s
 
416.0 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 Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
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.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
7.5
 
7.5

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 4000 Mobile 47.61
RTX 4000 Max-Q 48.98 +2.9%

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 4000 Mobile 119052 +238.5%
RTX 4000 Max-Q 35167

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 4000 Mobile 16903 +12.6%
RTX 4000 Max-Q 15010

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 4000 Mobile 18849 +10.6%
RTX 4000 Max-Q 17049

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 4000 Mobile 25371 +7.6%
RTX 4000 Max-Q 23574

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

RTX 4000 Mobile 98 +1%
RTX 4000 Max-Q 97

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

RTX 4000 Mobile 141 +7.6%
RTX 4000 Max-Q 131

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 4000 Mobile 12831
RTX 4000 Max-Q 13199 +2.9%

Gaming performance

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

Both graphics cards satisfy the 100% minimum and 98% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%

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

 
RTX 4000 Mobile
RTX 4000 Max-Q
1080p
 
107 +24.4%
86 −24.4%
1440p
 
63 +37%
46 −37%
4K
 
44 +0%
44 +0%

1920x1080
Medium Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
87
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
101
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
106
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
103
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
105
 
no data

1920x1080
High Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
75
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
87
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
100
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
101
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
83
 
no data

1920x1080
Ultra Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
54
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
81
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
96
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
91
 
no data

2560x1440
High Settings

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
57
 
no data

2560x1440
Ultra Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
41
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
66
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
69
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
77
 
no data

4K
High Settings

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
30
 
no data

4K
Ultra Settings

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
28
 
no data
Battlefield 5
 
42
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
36
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
43
 
no data

Competitors of Quadro RTX 4000 Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 4000 Mobile from AMD is Radeon Pro 5600M, which is slower by 18% and lower by 25 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro RTX 4000 Mobile:

Competitors of Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon Pro 5600M, which is slower by 21% and lower by 29 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q:

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Mobile

Higher memory bandwidth (448 vs 416 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q

2.9% higher performance in benchmarks

Lower power consumption (80W vs 110W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Mobile and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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