980 SLI Mobile vs 1080 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.42
 
10.28
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Pascal
GPU code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
N17E-G3
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
22 September 2015
 
16 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$499.99
Price now
$301
 
$230

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
4096
 
2560
CUDA cores
no data
 
2560
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
1607 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
1733 MHz
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
7,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
150 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
94 °C
Texture fill rate
no data
 
283.4
Floating-point performance
no data
 
9,068 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 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
no data
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
SLI options
+
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
10 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
320 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and 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 data
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
no data
 
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
Multi monitor support
no data
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GPU Boost
no data
 
3.0
VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
no data
 
6.4
OpenGL
no data
 
4.5
OpenCL
no data
 
1.2
Vulkan
-
 
1.2.131
CUDA
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 60.77
GTX 1080 Mobile 64.37 +5.9%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 155238 +22.5%
GTX 1080 Mobile 126690

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 18339 +6.5%
GTX 1080 Mobile 17223

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 25453 +19%
GTX 1080 Mobile 21394

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 33169 +16.3%
GTX 1080 Mobile 28527

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 47704
GTX 1080 Mobile 48874 +2.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

More pipelines (4096 vs 2560)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile

5.9% faster in synthetic tests

Somewhat newer (16 August 2016 vs 22 September 2015)

Cheaper ($230.00 USD vs $301.00 USD)

Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)

Less power hungry (150 vs 330 watts)

VR Ready

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or 1080 Mobile?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.

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