NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) – RTX-ON for thin and light gaming

Next up in our series of laptop GPU comparisons, we’re going to see how the high tier Max-Q card from NVIDIA compares to its predecessor. For this, we have chosen the two representatives from Acer. The Acer Predator Triton 500 equipped with the new RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6) is going to compete against the Acer Predator Triton 700 with a GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X). You can have a look at our Top Laptop Graphics Ranking to see these cards and even more.

Specs overview

Let’s begin with things that the two cards have in common. Both are lower clocked cards compared to the basic laptop versions for better power efficiency and boast 8GB of memory.

The difference is that the RTX has the much faster GDDR6 memory compared to the GDDR5X on the GTX. In numbers, the memory bandwidth is 448 GB/sec and 320 GB/sec respectively. In terms of clock speeds, it is very relative, because different manufacturers clock their GPU’s in a different way. The RTX card can be clocked as low as 735 MHz and boost all the way up to 1230 MHz. The GTX, on the other hand, has a higher base frequency of 1101 MHz and can boost up to 1468 MHz. Again, clock speeds may vary depending on the manufacturer.

The core count is higher on the RTX, 2944 compared to 2560. The power consumption is also a lead for the RTX as it has an 80W and a 90W variant while the GTX has a 90W to 110W variants.

Benchmarks

Now let’s look at some benchmarks. The charts will show an approximate comparison between the two cards.

Here we can see the RTX 2080 Max-Q pulls ahead in all of the tests and takes the victory.

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)


Gaming tests:

Again, like in the previous comparison, the results seem low for the RTX but maybe in the future, there will be a driver update to fix this issue.

GTA-V-benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 140 fps 82 fps 55fps
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 128 fps 80 fps 59 fps

 

rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 150 fps 84 fps 57 fps
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 137 fps 83 fps 57 fps

 

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 100 fps 89 fps 60 fps
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 101 fps 94 fps 54 fps

Conclusion

In conclusion, the power-saving high-end cards have a new champion and that is the RTX 2080 Max-Q. With lower power consumption it manages to surpass its predecessor and bring more performance to thin and light gaming laptops.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6)

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)

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