NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobility Specs Leak, Features 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM – RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 (Max-Q) and RTX 2070 (Max-Q) Mobility GPUs Leak Out Too
It looks like NVIDIA's upcoming mobility lineup will be utilizing the entire Turing GPU stack with Max-Q designs. At least three normal mobility GPUs and two Max-Q designs have been confirmed from leaks by TUM APISAK and the specifications are quite interesting for people who are looking to purchase new high-performance gaming notebooks in the coming year.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX To Power High-Performance Gaming Notebooks in Early 2019 - The RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 Mobility Graphics Cards Leak Out
In a previous post, we reported that the NVIDIA RTX mobility lineup will be unveiled around CES 2019 which makes sense as the event is primarily a consumer expo and major OEMs will be able to showcase their new laptop and notebook designs at the event. Now, coming back to the mobility lineup, we are looking at the following RTX mobility designs with the Turing GPU architecture:
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Mobility
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobility
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobility
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Laptop and Max-Q Specifications
Starting with the latest entrant to the leaks, the GeForce RTX 2060 has shown up in the Futuremark 3DMark database. The GeForce RTX 2060 is mentioned to be a mobility part with a Turing GPU. It is presumed that the GeForce RTX 2060 desktop part will be using a cut-down TU106 GPU core so it is likely the mobility variant will be based on the same chip. The graphics card ships with a clock speed of 960 MHz which could be the base clock and the memory is 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM that runs across a 192-bit bus interface and is clocked at the reference 1750 MHz which means even the mid-range mobility parts will be featuring 14 Gbps memory chips.
The interesting part is that a Max-Q variant of the GeForce RTX 2060 is also listed with slightly different specs. This time, we are looking at higher core clocks but lower memory clocks. The GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q maintains a base clock of 975 MHz while the memory is configured to operate at 1500 MHz which means it will be using 12 Gbps dies.
The score for the GeForce RTX 2060 mobility are not explicitly mentioned but it is revealed that the card would deliver a score of around 19000 points which makes it slightly slower than the GeForce GTX 1070 mobility variant.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Specifications
Now coming to the rest of the RTX mobility lineup, first we have the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q which features 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.
The GeForce RTX 2070 laptop variant, if it exists, will adopt the faster 14 Gbps dies. The graphics card was spotted on a Lenovo notebook with the Intel Core i7-8750H processor (6 core, 12 thread) which means that we are looking at high-performance designs.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Laptop and Max-Q Specifications
With the GeForce RTX 2080, we are looking at both Max-Q and laptop variants. Both variants come with 2944 CUDA cores and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. The Laptop variant is clocked at 1590 MHz and the Max-Q variant is clocked at 1230 MHz. That's quite a substantial difference in clock speeds when compared with the differences between the RTX 2060 Laptop and Max-Q variants.
The cards will feature a similar memory design with the Max-Q running 12 Gbps while the Laptop variant will run 14 Gbps dies. It's also noteworthy that the RTX 2080 Laptop variant was running on an HP laptop with an 8 core, 16 thread Intel processor. The CPU comes inside the 1440 FCBGA package so that is definitely an upcoming 9th Gen Core i9 mobility processor with a base clock of 2.10 GHz and a boost clock of 4.40 GHz.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Laptop Specifications
Finally, we have the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti laptop variant which was featured on the ASUS Zephyrus M GM501GS notebook. ASUS ROG Zephyrus series are some of the best and slimmest form factor gaming notebooks you can find in the market. The laptop was spotted with a GPU config that includes a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards.
Presumably the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Laptop, the GPU is configured with 4352 CUDA cores and a clock speed of 1540 MHz. The card also features 11 GB of GDDR6 memory and since there is no Max-Q variant as of now, it will be using the 14 Gbps memory dies. It's interesting that this card is very close in specs to its desktop brethren but the thing to note is that the desktop variant is a 280W behemoth and NVIDIA would have to tune the clock speeds and power limit a lot to make it a sensible option for notebooks.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Mobility Lineup (Official Specs):
|Graphics Card Name||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080|
|Process Node||12nm FFN||12nm FFN||12nm FFN|
|CUDA Cores||1920 CUDA Cores||2304 CUDA Cores||2944 CUDA Cores|
|Base Clock||960 MHz||1215 MHz (Laptop)|
885 MHz (Max-Q)
|1380 MHz (Laptop)
735 MHz (Max-Q)
|Boost Clock||1200 MHz||1440 MHz (Laptop)|
1185 MHz (Max-Q)
|1095 MHz (Laptop)
1590 MHz (Max-Q)
|VRAM||6 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Clock||14 Gbps (Laptop)||14 Gbps (Laptop)|
14 Gbps (Max-Q)
|14 Gbps (Laptop)
14 Gbps (Max-Q)
|Memory Bandwidth||336 GB/s||448 GB/s||448 GB/s|
Now if NVIDIA can somehow find a way to equip high-performance notebooks with an RTX 2080 Ti, that would be one great but expensive solution. The GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070 and RTX 2080, on the other hand, look like great choices for notebook users who want the best gaming performance at hand.