RTX v RTX Max Q?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Cariblo, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Cariblo

    Cariblo Notebook Consultant

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    How much of a performance difference is there? Is it worth spending the extra buck for a laptop that is not Max-Q?
     
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    It's like a full step down on average. Ie 2080MQ =2070

    I would say it's worth not getting the MQ but I am also a power user that uses his laptop like an ultra portable desktop all in one.

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    Wow really? :( I'm looking to upgrade from my 1070Gtx to a 2070gtx max-Q. Is there any point?
     
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    Honestly I can't really recommend Pascal to Turing. On average your gonna perform like a 1080 at best.

    Or well in your case your 2070mq is roughly a 2060 or your old 1070.

    If you can I would sit on your unit a year or two more. AMD and Intel are muscling in so we may see some better stuff coming.

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  5. Cariblo

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    Would love to but my scree is pretty much falling off, the track pad doesn't work ad some keys don't either. Not sure what's happened with this laptop as I treat it like a god. Unfortunately I also live abroad which doesn't allow me to send it back for repair. But hearing this is a bit depressing as it means a lot of money for little gain...And all the laptops I like are Max-Q...EQ MSI GS75
     
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    Sometimes you can't wait. :)

    It's a matter of cost vs performance, so pick a Pascal on sale for a lot less, or get a better cooled / performance Turing at a good price from someone you can get reliable support from (both Pascal / Turing).

    Max-Q products should work as good as or as bad as depending on your POV as a "normal" Nvidia GPU, the difference is in the perception, and if they can try to charge more for less value they will - that's what the Turing generation is about - charge more for the same performance.

    So as long as you check reviews and compare performance vs cost and be realistic about the performance of Max-Q variant vs normal, you should be fine.

    Get as much performance as you need, save some $, and get back into useful service so you can wait for the better stuff down the road. :)
     
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    Damn. That's a really crappy deal there mate.

    Are you able to sniff around the second hand market any? Or find fire sales of old model laptops for clearance?

    That's honestly what I would recommend.

    That being said 20rtx is ok if you have to buy anyways. You get a much better HDR pipeline, RTX is ok. DLSS is ok when it works.

    But it's a very first gen of the new thing kinda deal...you know.

    Personally I would recommend, if you are gonna buy something that's a 2070MQ if you can find a decent enough unit just step down to a full fat 2060 as it's only seemingly 4-5% slower for like 20% less the price in my area.

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    I had't considered a 2060 RTX thanks! Would you say it's on paar with the 1070gtx?

    I am currently considering these four laptops...obviously some of them are crazy expensive!

    HP omen 17: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/hp-o...c-intel-i7-9750h-gaming-laptop-lt-045-hp.html

    Or the MSI GS75: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-...3-144hz-i7-9750h-gaming-laptop-lt-29d-ms.html

    Or the Razor: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/raze...z-intel-i7-9750h-gaming-laptop-lt-00u-ra.html

    Or configuring this: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/recoil-III-rtx-17/

    Unfortunately the more expensive ones actually have the Max-Q which is why I'm leaning towards the PC specialiast one!
     
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    The RTX 2060 is on par or usually beats the 1070.

    I would lean towards the HP omen or the configurable one.

    Razer I would avoid because it seems like they are having a lot of QC issues lately and the MSI kinda gets blown out by the HP if it is Infact a full 2070.

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    Unfortunately the GPU options you're considering are a sidegrade if not a downgrade to the 1070N in games that don't favor Turing.
     

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