TechSpot posted an investigation into the differences between the 215W desktop RTX 2080 and the 80W mobile Max-Q version. As you might expect, quite a bit had to be done to drop the power so precipitously including dropping the boost clock to just 1095MHz from 1515 MHz. To make things even more confusingly there is a 90W variant of the Max-Q which has a base clock of 990 MHz and a boost of 1230 MH and for the most part you will not know which one is installed before you buy the laptop and open it up.
"Following our coverage into Nvidia's laptop RTX GPUs, today we're reviewing the top-end RTX 2080 Max-Q. As an "RTX 2080" Turing part, this GPU comes with 2944 CUDA cores, 368 Tensor cores and 46 ray tracing cores. But that's where the similarities between the RTX 2080 Max-Q and the desktop RTX 2080 end."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC 6G @ Modders-Inc
- GeForce GTX 1660 Tested: 33 Game Benchmarks @ TechSpot
- MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X Review – an Even Lower Cost Turing Option? @ Bjorn3d
- Adrenalin Software Edition 19.3.3 Driver Performance Analysis @ BabelTechReview