Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 / RTX 2080 Max-Q Top-Tier Laptop Video Cards

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 laptop video card and its lower-power RTX 2080 Max-Q version are top-tier graphics processors for notebooks. Besides top-notch game rendering performance, these RTX cards provide real-time ray tracing as the most important new graphics processing technology. In games supporting real-time ray tracing, the technology enables more realistic lighting, shadows and effects than on the previous-generation GeForce GTX and other graphics processors. However, running games with ray tracing turned on requires additional computing power, so it can negatively affect gameplay smoothness.

As opposed to the full-blown Nvidia GeForce video card versions, their Max-Q variants are more power efficient and run cooler. On the negative side, Max-Q delivers somewhat weaker graphics processing power. The RTX 2080 is no exception to the rule.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Benchmarks

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Benchmark

User Benchmark results confirm the lead of the GeForce RTX 2080 and the RTX 2080 Max-Q laptop video card over its competitors. They are currently the most powerful video cards for notebook computers.

Gameplay Tests

On YouTube, there are many videos showcasing performance of the GeForce RTX 2080. Here are playlists of the best gameplay videos recorded on Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Max-Q-equipped laptops.

RTX 2080 (Full) Laptop Gameplays


RTX 2080 Max-Q Laptop Gameplays


Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 may vary depending on factors such as the notebook's other components (especially single-channel vs faster dual-channel RAM). However, benchmark results and gameplay videos are good indicators of its performance.

Specifications of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080

Here's the specs sheet of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080:

GPU Name

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080

GPU Type

Dedicated video card

Number of Execution Units, Cores, Shaders


Core Clock Speed

Base: 735 – 1380 MHz, Boost: 1095 – 1590 MHz

Memory Bus Width


Video Memory Size


Memory Type


Video Memory Speed

Up to 14 Gbps

Production Technology



Real-time ray tracing

Nvidia G-Sync compatible

VR ready

Year of Release


Written by Dan on May 13, 2019

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