NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.84
 
1.76
Architecture
Pascal
 
Navi / RDNA
GPU code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
Navi 10
Market segment
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
16 August 2016 (5 years ago)
 
7 July 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$399
Price now
$352
 
$1365

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
5120
 
2560
Core clock speed
1556 MHz
 
1605 MHz
Boost clock speed
1733 MHz
 
1905 MHz
Number of transistors
14400 Million
 
10,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
no data
 
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
304.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 5700 XT 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
large
 
no data
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
no data
 
272 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
SLI options
+
 
-

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
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
10000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

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
no data
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

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

VR Ready
+
 
+
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
no data
 
6.5
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6
OpenCL
no data
 
2.0
Vulkan
+
 
1.2.131
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 71.71 +14.7%
RX 5700 XT 62.50

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 172848 +22.5%
RX 5700 XT 141116

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 22106
RX 5700 XT 22129 +0.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 39902 +57%
RX 5700 XT 25422

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 49645 +39.5%
RX 5700 XT 35578

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 55056
RX 5700 XT 66436 +20.7%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 443627
RX 5700 XT 456114 +2.8%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 60
RX 5700 XT 100 +66.7%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 12
RX 5700 XT 39 +225%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 103
RX 5700 XT 139 +35%

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 103
RX 5700 XT 138 +34%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 47 +2.2%
RX 5700 XT 46

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 142 +40.6%
RX 5700 XT 101

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 9.8
RX 5700 XT 12.7 +29.6%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 55
RX 5700 XT 74 +34.5%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 80
RX 5700 XT 166 +107.5%

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 80
RX 5700 XT 159 +98.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
RX 5700 XT
1080p
 
137 +5.4%
130 −5.4%
1440p
 
no data
89
4K
 
89 +53.4%
58 −53.4%

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6600M, which is slower by 46% and lower by 87 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile:

Competitors of Radeon RX 5700 XT from NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 5700 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is TITAN V CEO Edition, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 5700 XT:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile

14.7% higher performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($352 vs $1365)

More pipelines (5120 vs 2560)

VR Ready

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

Much newer (7 July 2019 vs 16 August 2016)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 16 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon RX 5700 XT is a desktop 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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