NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile vs RTX 2080 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
40.57
 
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Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
N17E-G3
 
Turing TU104
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
16 August 2016
 
6 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$499.99
 
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Price now
$475
 
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
2944
CUDA cores
2560
 
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Core clock speed
1607 MHz
 
735-990 MHz
Boost Clock
1733 MHz
 
1095-1230 MHz
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
90 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
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Texture fill rate
279.4 GTexel / s
 
201.5 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
9,068 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 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
 
large
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q: 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
10 GB/s
 
12000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
320 GB / s
 
384.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
 
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Multi monitor support
+
 
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G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
3.0
 
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VR Ready
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
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Multi-Projection
+
 
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Multi Monitor
+
 
+
Ansel
+
 
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Virtual Reality
+
 
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ShadowWorks
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1080 Mobile 72.25 +9.6%
RTX 2080 Max-Q 65.91

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1080 Mobile 409018
RTX 2080 Max-Q 425550 +4%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1080 Mobile 126690 +7.6%
RTX 2080 Max-Q 117764

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1080 Mobile 17223
RTX 2080 Max-Q 17374 +0.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1080 Mobile 21394 +3.3%
RTX 2080 Max-Q 20703

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1080 Mobile 28527 +2%
RTX 2080 Max-Q 27973

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1080 Mobile 48874
RTX 2080 Max-Q 51930 +6.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile

9.6% faster in synthetic tests
Multi-Projection
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
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)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
NVIDIA GameStream
ShadowWorks
DirectX 12
Virtual Reality
Ansel
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 16 August 2016)
More pipelines (2944 vs 2560)
Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 320 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (90 vs 180 watts)
NVLink
DLSS
Raytraycing
650 Watt system power recommended

So, GTX 1080 Mobile or RTX 2080 Max-Q?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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