Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

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How well can the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q run games
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2023. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 736 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q can run Back 4 Blood at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 156 FPS, Medium: 123 FPS, High: 83 FPS and Ultra: 59 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 22 returns a strong 91 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q ran Back 4 Blood to a reasonable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 119 FPS, Medium: 94 FPS, High: 63 FPS and Ultra: 45 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 183FPS, M: 144FPS, H: 97FPS, U: 69FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 119FPS, M: 94FPS, H: 63FPS, U: 45FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

How many years will the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q which meets 805 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 25% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
73 FPS
The GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q was released on 29 Jan 2020
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
Texture Rate
142 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
57 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
975 MHz
Boost Clock
1185 MHz
Max Power
65 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q Game Requirement Analysis

Overview GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is the low-power variant of the RTX 2060 Mobile and is a mid-range GeForce 20 Series graphics card for laptops based on the Turing GPU architecture. It is considered a great price to performance graphics card. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. The GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q supports real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p screen resolution. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU106 which has 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 975 MHz and goes up to 1185 MHz in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1375MHz, or 11GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 65W the RTX 2060 Max-Q is averagely resource-intensive and will fairly significantly reduce laptop battery life at full load. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Max-Q is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a mid-range Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.

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