The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design is a version of the mobile RTX 2080 that uses less power, has slower clock speeds, and uses less power. So, it works well with thin gaming laptops. It uses the same TU104 chip as the desktop and mobile versions and has 2,944 shaders, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, and a 256-bit interface (12 GHz).
At the moment, it looks like there will be two versions: a low-power 80-watt version with a core clock of 735–1095 MHz and a faster 90-watt version with a core clock of 990–1230 MHz.
Features and Performance of GeForce RTX 2080
The only difference between the RTX 2080 and the RTX 2080 Ti is the clock speed. Only on Max-Q models were the drivers optimized for efficiency, not performance. There are also optimized voltage converters for 1V operation, high-end cooling methods, and a noise limit of 40 dB for the fans (with clock adjustments to ensure this at all times).
The TU104 chip is made by NVIDIA using a 12 nm FinFET process. It has features like Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and Real-Time Ray Tracing (RTRT), which should work together to make more realistic lighting effects than the company’s older Pascal-based GPUs (if the game supports it). The RTX 2080 is also ready for DisplayPort 1.4 and works with HDMI 2.0b, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP), and H.265 video encoding and decoding (PlayReady 3.0).
The RTX 2080 Max-Q should be a bit faster than a regular mobile RTX 2070, making it a high-end graphics card for gaming. It should be able to run all demanding games in 4K with the most details. Raytracing, on the other hand, may slow down framerates a lot.