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A laptop flavour GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card leaked

by on11 December 2018

A Max-Q spin

A new leak has pointed to the existence of a Max-Q spin of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card aimed at laptops.

The news comes from reliable leader TUM_APISAK, who shared the details on Twitter, after having found them via the 3DMark database of benchmarks, in an entry for a Lenovo 81HE laptop.

It looks like Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobility will run with a base clock of 960MHz, and it will be equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 video memory clocked at 1,750MHz.

The RTX 2060 Max-Q variant – which is Nvidia’s tech for optimising the overall design and power consumption of the GPU to better fit into thin and light laptops – this will up the base clock speed to 975MHz. The downside is that the 6GB of memory will be clocked slower at 1,500MHz.

Screenshot 2018 12 11 APISAK on Twitter

A previous Geekbench leak has pegged the base clock of the RTX 2060 at a lower 1,200MHz, but there are lots of confusing benchmarks flying around at the moment.

TUM_APISAK kept the other spec details hidden, but he did say the RTX 2060 hit a score of around 19,000 in the 3DMark 11 benchmarks(on Performance), meaning it sits above the GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, but is slightly slower than the vanilla GTX 1070 for laptops. A better score was recorded that wasn't shared.

Previous speculation has indicated that there wouldn’t be a Max-Q version of the RTX 2060, and that Nvidia would only be going this route with the RTX 2080 and 2070 - although a 2060 Ti has been mentioned in the more distant past.

More options are always welcome, assuming all this is correct. We shouldn’t have long to wait to find out, as Nvidia is expected to reveal these new laptop graphics cards at CES in January.


Last modified on 11 December 2018
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