Laptop RTX 2060 Shows Lower Performance Numbers Than A GTX 1070 According To Recent Leaks

Previously we reported on Nvidia’s Laptop GPUs coming out in CES next year. At that time we didn’t have any performance benchmarks to share but there have been a few leaks since.

The first leak is from @Tum_Apisak (Twitter), who has apparently shared spec and performance slides from a RTX 2060 laptop.

Specifications Of The RTX 2060

The leak contains specs from two variants, the Max Q design and the normal mobility one. Firstly the normal RTX 2060 has a core clock of 960 MHz and a memory bus clock of 1750 MHz.

The Max-Q version differs slightly with a bit more on core clock counts at 975 MHz and slightly lower memory bus clocks at 1500 MHz. Both of them will have 6GBs of DDR6 VRAM memory.


One of the slides included has 3DMark scores. Its mentioned that it will be around the 19000 mark which is just below the GTX 1070 mobility variant. Honestly, we don’t think this is the highest the RTX 2060 will be able to achieve. The scores from the leak are underwhelming at this point considering it ranks lower than the outgoing GTX 1070.

RTX 2060 OpenCL Source – TUM_Apisak


RTX 2070 Max-Q Performance

Wccftech recently uncovered OpenCL scores of an unreleased laptop with the RTX 2070 Max-Q. The desktop variant of the RTX 2070 has a cut down version of the TU106 chip, this should be similar to the Max-Q variant as well.

RTX 2070 Max-Q OpenCL Source – Wccftech

You can see it will have 36 compute units with a maximum frequency of 1.30 GHz and 8 GBs of DDR6 Vram. This was tested on an unreleased Lenovo laptop with a i7 8750H, getting a OpenCL score of 223753.

Given that the desktop RTX 2070 barely beats the GTX 1080, the mobility variant might be a bit slower. At most it should be able to match a GTX 1080 at stock speeds.

RTX 2080 Max-Q Performance

This is again coming from Wccftech on quite a similar HP laptop.

RTX 2080 Max-Q OpenCL Source - Wccftech
RTX 2080 Max-Q Source – Wccftech

The RTX 2080 Max-Q has a comfortable lead over the RTX 2070 Max-Q. It has 46 compute units in comparison to the RTX 2070s 36. Although both of them are armed with 8 GBs of DDR6 Vram.

So far these results are quite exciting. The new chips will definitely enable high resolution or high refresh rate gaming on laptops. Right now performance isn’t a limiting concern on laptops, but it’s the price. Laptops with such specifications cost considerably more than similarly configured desktops.

Apart from great performance a product also has to make sense pricing wise, so we might have to wait for CES next year, where manufacturers will reveal laptops with the new RTX GPUs and hopefully information on pricing with it.

Indranil Chowdhury
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