NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary

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
 
5.82
Architecture
Pascal
 
RDNA 1.0
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
 
$449
Price now
$352
 
$409

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
 
1680 MHz
Boost clock speed
1733 MHz
 
1980 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
 
316.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary 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
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
+
 
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
+
 
-

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 50th Anniversary
1080p
 
137
no data
4K
 
89
no data

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 50th Anniversary from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3060, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile

16% higher performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($352 vs $409)

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 50th Anniversary

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 50th Anniversary 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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