NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs RTX 2080 Super Mobile
Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile'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 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super 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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super 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.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super 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.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 62.64
RTX 2080 Super Mobile 64.74 +3.4%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 155238 +9.7%
RTX 2080 Super Mobile 141486
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 18339
RTX 2080 Super Mobile 21378 +16.6%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 25453 +2%
RTX 2080 Super Mobile 24960
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 33169
RTX 2080 Super Mobile 34876 +5.1%
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 47704
RTX 2080 Super Mobile 69838 +46.4%
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile
Cheaper ($301.00 USD vs $1671.00 USD)
More pipelines (4096 vs 3072)
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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
3.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (2 April 2020 vs 22 September 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 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 RTX 2080 Super Mobile?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.