NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1607
  • Max video memory 8 GB GDDR5X
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 10 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 58.48

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

58.48%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating42
Value for money100.00
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17E-G3
Market segmentLaptop
Release date16 August 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499.99
Price now$230 (0.5x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 cores2560of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores2560
Core clock speed1607 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1733 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors7,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature94 °C
Texture fill rate283.4of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance9,068 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 sizelarge
Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed10 GB/sof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth320 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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 ConnectorsDP 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 Boost3.0
VR Ready+
Ansel+

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
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.

GTX 1080 Mobile 58.48
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Medical
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Energy
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03 *
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02 *
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01 *
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01 *
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04 *
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01 *
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01 *
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04 *

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1080 Mobile 48874

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 1080 Mobile 28527

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 1080 Mobile 126690

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 1080 Mobile 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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 1080 Mobile 21394

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1080 Mobile 409018

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.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1080 Mobile 225

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 149

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 104

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 63

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 9

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 51

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 82

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 58

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.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 149

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 10.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 104

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 82

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 63

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 9

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 58

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 51

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 10.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GTX 1080 Mobile 63

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GTX 1080 Mobile 9

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GTX 1080 Mobile 104

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GTX 1080 Mobile 51

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GTX 1080 Mobile 149

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GTX 1080 Mobile 10.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GTX 1080 Mobile 58

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GTX 1080 Mobile 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.

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

Full HD115
1440p71
4K54

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 55−60

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 59
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 78
Battlefield 5 115
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 133
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 91
Far Cry New Dawn 89
Forza Horizon 4 108
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 84
Red Dead Redemption 2 91
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 84
Watch Dogs: Legion 77

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 52
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 68
Battlefield 5 112
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 110
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 117
Far Cry New Dawn 85
Forza Horizon 4 106
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 68
Metro Exodus 73
Red Dead Redemption 2 51
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 83
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 142
Watch Dogs: Legion 68

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 53
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 59
Battlefield 5 102
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 108
Far Cry New Dawn 77
Forza Horizon 4 102
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 74
Watch Dogs: Legion 51

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 74
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 49
Metro Exodus 44
Red Dead Redemption 2 32
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 62
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 28

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 42
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 46
Battlefield 5 86
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 74
Far Cry New Dawn 74
Forza Horizon 4 87
Watch Dogs: Legion 37

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 28
Metro Exodus 27
Red Dead Redemption 2 20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 31
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 51

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 31
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27
Battlefield 5 52
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 40
Far Cry New Dawn 45
Forza Horizon 4 61
Watch Dogs: Legion 21

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6800S, which is slower by 20% and lower by 41 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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