KEY POINTS

  • PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are the next generation gaming consoles arriving sometime in the holiday of 2020
  • Both gaming consoles house a custom AMD GPU, and respectively claims to offer faster speed
  • Nvidia CEO recently claims that GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q is much faster than ninth generation console GPUs

In less than a year from now, the much-awaited next-generation gaming consoles Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X will arrive. These consoles claim to offer fast speed with almost zero loading times. But, ahead of their arrival, Nividia claims that its GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q beats these gaming consoles in terms of speed.

The bold statement comes straight from the horse's mouth, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. The GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q is much faster than the ninth generation console GPUs, declares the executive at GTC 2019 in China. His statement raises questions like how fast exactly are PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X? Both gaming consoles house a custom AMD silicon, and if the recent claim of Nividia is accurate, neither of these gaming consoles will be fast enough to beat the current generation laptop with a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q inside.

During the GPU Technology Conference in China a week ago, Nvidia CEO Huang compared the Lenovo Y740 with GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q against Lenovo Y900 with Maxwell 980M. The presentation revealed how Max-Q technology allowed significantly lighter, thinner, and longer-lasting laptops to perform faster than other models. Obviously, the Lenovo 980M did not look good in the comparison.

"Gaming requires powerful PCs and powerful PCs tend to be large. When we started working on gaming notebooks they were quite large so that the GPUs, which are very powerful, requires a lot of thermal and electricity, and therefore the systems tend to be quite large," "We've made it possible to put the highest end GPUs into sleek, beautiful, gaming notebooks," Huang remarked

Nvidia's efforts resulted in notebooks like the Lenovo Legion Y740, Acer's Predator Triton 500, and MSI's GS75 Stealth. These are some of the best gaming laptops available in the market, and each one runs on Max-Q GPU. Whether the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q will genuinely be able to offer more framerates compared to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X remains to be seen. 

Nvidia's claim is bold and big because Max-Q GPUs end up performing sub-par than non-Max-Q GPUs, says PCGamer. We could prove whether the claims of Nvidia's CEO is accurate when PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X finally arrive on the holiday of 2020.