As hinted by previous rumors, NVIDIA is planning to bring its SUPER branding to gaming laptops. APISAK has spotted a new entry on Geekbench for a “GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER with Max-Q Design,” which implies that the refined SKU could be debuting in gaming laptops very soon.
According to the OpenCL listing, this mobile version of the RTX 2080 SUPER features 48 compute units, a maximum frequency of 1.23 GHz, and 8 GB of memory. A leak from November revealed that the Max-Q variant would have an 80 W TGP, 70 watts lower than the standard design (150+ W TGP).
As a refresher, Max-Q is NVIDIA’s attempt to create the world’s “fastest, thinnest, and quietest energy-efficient gaming laptops.” The design approach involves everything from chips and drivers to thermal and electrical components, but a big part of it involves specially binned GPUs that, while not as power hungry, still manage admirable performance.
The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER with Max-Q Design was paired with an Intel Core i9-10980HK, which is an unreleased Comet Lake-H chip with 8 cores and 16 threads. It offers a base/max frequency of 3.10 GHz/4.82 GHz. Intel claimed that these chips would debut “this quarter” during CES 2020, so we can expect NVIDIA’s SUPER Max-Q lineup to drop then.