980 SLI Mobile vs 1080 Mobile
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3DMark Vantage 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)
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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