NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Performance Leaks Out – Faster Than A Desktop-Grade Radeon RX Vega 64 Graphics Card


The first performance numbers of NVIDIA's upcoming Max-Q design GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card have leaked out. The results show us what to expect from the mobility GeForce RTX 20 Max-Q series chips which are going to be introduced around CES 2019 and will the first mobile GPUs to feature support for GDDR6 memory and the new Ray Tracing technology.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Mobility Graphics Performance Leaks Out - Just As Fast As Previous Desktop Grade Graphics Cards

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q will be a high-end gaming notebook option which will find its place between the mainstream GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q and the higher end RTX 2080 Max-Q. The graphics card is reported to feature 2304 CUDA cores and a clock speed of 1300 MHz. The graphics card will come with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory and considering the other Max-Q card has slightly lower clocked memory, I believe the RTX 2070 Max-Q would also feature the 12 Gbps memory dies.

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The performance results leaked in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark databased (via TUM APISAK), show that the graphics chip will be able to offer similar or better performance than previous high-end graphics cards such as the GeForce GTX 1080 and the Radeon RX Vega 64. Now one game isn't the entire picture of this chip's performance but we can see the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q mobility in a good lead and this is good to know considering it's thermal and power constrained over the desktop graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q scores 3080 points in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark compared to 2919 on the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, 2895 points on the Radeon RX Vega 64 and 2892 on the GeForce GTX 1080. The GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q may end up in the GeForce GTX 1070 range which is about the same performance as the Maxwell-based Titan X. We can see the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q offering performance faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti which is NVIDIA's previous flagship graphics card.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Mobility Lineup (Official Specs):

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
GPU CoreGA107TU106TU106TU104
Process Node8nm12nm FFN12nm FFN12nm FFN
CUDA Cores2048 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2304 CUDA Cores2944 CUDA Cores
Base ClockTBA960 MHz1215 MHz (Laptop)
885 MHz (Max-Q)
1380 MHz (Laptop)
735 MHz (Max-Q)
Boost Clock1477 MHz (Laptop)
1155 MHz (Max-Q)
1560 MHz (Laptop)
1185 MHz (Max-Q)
1440 MHz (Laptop)
1185 MHz (Max-Q)
1095 MHz (Laptop)
1590 MHz (Max-Q)
Memory Bus64-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Clock14 Gbps (Laptop)14 Gbps (Laptop)14 Gbps (Laptop)
14 Gbps (Max-Q)
14 Gbps (Laptop)
14 Gbps (Max-Q)
Memory Bandwidth112 GB/s336 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s

This will definitely push NVIDIA's dominance in the mobility sector with powerful graphics designs but it will also be interesting to see how the power and thermal numbers hold up with such GPUs.

In addition to the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q performance numbers, we also have some more GPU details for the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics chip. The latest details leaked in the 3DMark show that the card would feature 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM and clock speeds of 1519 MHz on the core and 1502 MHz (7 GHz effective) on the memory.