AMD FirePro 2270 PCIe x1 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
not rated
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Ampere
GPU code name
Cedar
 
GN20-E7 GA104
Market segment
Workstation
 
Laptop
Launch date
31 January 2011 (10 years ago)
 
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Price now
$307
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
80
 
6144
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1710 MHz
Number of transistors
292 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
15 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
4.800
 
296.6
Floating-point performance
96 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on FirePro 2270 PCIe x1 and GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
no data
 
large
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x1
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
170 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
9.6 GB/s
 
384.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DMS-59
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
5.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.6

Advantages of AMD FirePro 2270 PCIe x1

Lower power consumption (15W vs 115W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

Much newer (12 January 2021 vs 31 January 2011)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)

More pipelines (6144 vs 80)

Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 9.6 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 40 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD FirePro 2270 PCIe x1 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that FirePro 2270 PCIe x1 is a workstation card while GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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