NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile sales 16 August 2016 at a recommended price of $499.99. This is high-end Pascal architecture notebook card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 10 GB/s are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 320 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 63.73 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
10.55
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
GPU code name
N17E-G3
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
16 August 2016 (4 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499.99
 
Price now
$230 (0.5x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2560
 
of 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
2560
 
Core clock speed
1607 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1733 MHz
 
Number of transistors
7,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
Texture fill rate
283.4
 
Floating-point performance
9,068 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile's 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 size
large
 
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
10 GB/s
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
320 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
Display Connectors
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GPU Boost
3.0
 
VR Ready
+
 
Ansel
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile. 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.

63.73

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.

126690

3DMark Fire Strike Score

17223

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.

21394

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.

28527

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.

48874

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

225

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.

409018

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

63

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03 *

63

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

63

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

9

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02 *

9

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

9

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

104

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

104

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01 *

104

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

51

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

51

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01 *

51

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

149

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

149

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04 *

149

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

10.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

10.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01 *

10.5

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

58

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01 *

58

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

58

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

82

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04 *

82

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

82

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 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:

1080p
 
115
 
1440p
 
71
 
4K
 
54
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6600M, which is slower by 14% and lower by 20 positions in our rating.

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

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