GTX 1080 SLI Mobile vs RTX 3080 Max-Q

Price now 352$
Games supported 100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 1556
  • Max video memory 2x 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 10000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 780
  • Max video memory 16384 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 6000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 40%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q

General info

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

Place in performance rating18not rated
Value for money74.40no data
GPU code namePascal GP104 SLIGN20-E7 GA104
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date16 August 2016 (5 years ago)4 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Price now$352 no data
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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 cores51206144
Core clock speed1556 MHz780 MHz
Boost clock speed1733 MHz1245 MHz
Number of transistors14400 Million17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology16 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)no data80 Watt
Texture fill rateno data239.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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 sizelargelarge
Interfaceno dataPCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsno dataNone
SLI options+no data


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 typeGDDR5GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount2x 8 GB16 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed10000 MHz6000 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data320.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

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 Connectorsno data1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMIno data+
G-SYNC support+no data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX 12_112 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Modelno data6.5
OpenGLno data4.6
OpenCLno data2.0

Advantages and disadvantages

Novelty 16 August 2016 4 January 2021
Pipelines / CUDA cores 5120 6144
Chip lithography 16 8

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6700M.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 6800M.

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