GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 35.62% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile sales 16 August 2016 at a recommended price of $499.99 . This is a laptop graphics card based on a Pascal architecture and made with 16 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 10 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 320.3 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 150 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking127
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation91.72
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17E-G3
Market segmentLaptop
Release date16 August 2016 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499.99

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1566 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1733 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors7,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)150 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate283.4of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance9,068 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

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
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5X
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed10000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth320.3 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs
G-SYNC support+

Supported 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.

VR Ready+

API compatibility

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA6.1

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 35.62

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: 17%

GTX 1080 Mobile 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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1080 Mobile 48874

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1080 Mobile 21394

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: 14%

GTX 1080 Mobile 126690

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: 4%

GTX 1080 Mobile 225

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1080 Mobile 149

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1080 Mobile 63

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1080 Mobile 9

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1080 Mobile 82

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1080 Mobile 58

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1080 Mobile 51

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1080 Mobile 104

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1080 Mobile 11

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Mobile 104

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 - 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 *

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GTX 1080 Mobile 63

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02 *

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GTX 1080 Mobile 9

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01 *

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GTX 1080 Mobile 104

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01 *

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GTX 1080 Mobile 51

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04 *

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GTX 1080 Mobile 149

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01 *

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GTX 1080 Mobile 10.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01 *

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GTX 1080 Mobile 58

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04 *

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GTX 1080 Mobile 82

Gaming performance

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.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD116
1440p68
4K54

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 60−65

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 59
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 78
Battlefield 5 115
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 93
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
Far Cry 5 97
Far Cry New Dawn 129
Forza Horizon 4 108
Hitman 3 91
Horizon Zero Dawn 194
Metro Exodus 140
Red Dead Redemption 2 92
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 130−140
Watch Dogs: Legion 77

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 52
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 68
Battlefield 5 107
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 86
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
Far Cry 5 102
Far Cry New Dawn 100
Forza Horizon 4 195
Hitman 3 75
Horizon Zero Dawn 186
Metro Exodus 105
Red Dead Redemption 2 87
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 130−140
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 142
Watch Dogs: Legion 149

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 53
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 59
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 66
Cyberpunk 2077 60−65
Far Cry 5 77
Forza Horizon 4 102
Horizon Zero Dawn 123
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 130−140
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 74
Watch Dogs: Legion 51

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 83

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 80
Far Cry New Dawn 85

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 42
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 46
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 66
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 74
Forza Horizon 4 87
Hitman 3 54
Horizon Zero Dawn 89
Metro Exodus 74
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 85−90
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 50−55
Watch Dogs: Legion 37

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 72

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 40
Far Cry New Dawn 39
Hitman 3 34
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
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
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 26
Forza Horizon 4 61
Horizon Zero Dawn 54
Metro Exodus 45
Watch Dogs: Legion 21

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 39

Closest competitors

GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile is Radeon RX 6600M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our ranking.

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

GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 100

Similar GPUs

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

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile according to our statistics.

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Community ratings

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