GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 39.09% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile sales 6 January 2019. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Turing architecture and made with 12 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 384.0 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 RTX 2080 Mobile: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking104
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation9.85
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameN18E-G3 TU104
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2019 (5 years ago)
Current price$2003 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2944of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1380 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1590 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors13,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)150 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate292.6of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 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 RTX 2080 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 typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth384.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 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 RTX 2080 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2080 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.

RTX 2080 Mobile 39.09

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 2080 Mobile 15107

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%

RTX 2080 Mobile 34897

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%

RTX 2080 Mobile 68525

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%

RTX 2080 Mobile 25436

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%

RTX 2080 Mobile 139346

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%

RTX 2080 Mobile 458810

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Mobile 122

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%

RTX 2080 Mobile 161

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 2080 Mobile 207

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 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 HD142
1440p92
4K68

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 65−70

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 87
Battlefield 5 155
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 118
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 144
Far Cry New Dawn 159
Forza Horizon 4 147
Hitman 3 183
Horizon Zero Dawn 205
Metro Exodus 144
Red Dead Redemption 2 122
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 130−140
Watch Dogs: Legion 114

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 83
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 74
Battlefield 5 146
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 164
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 75
Far Cry New Dawn 109
Forza Horizon 4 145
Hitman 3 102
Horizon Zero Dawn 174
Metro Exodus 105
Red Dead Redemption 2 114
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 53
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 174
Watch Dogs: Legion 101

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 67
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 66
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 82
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 84
Forza Horizon 4 139
Horizon Zero Dawn 139
Metro Exodus 93
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 95
Watch Dogs: Legion 71

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 112

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 108
Far Cry New Dawn 127
Hitman 3 61
Red Dead Redemption 2 44

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 52
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 83
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Far Cry 5 82
Forza Horizon 4 122
Horizon Zero Dawn 117
Metro Exodus 89
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 95−100
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 53

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 73
Far Cry New Dawn 75
Hitman 3 42
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 42
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 65

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 38
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 34
Battlefield 5 68
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 82
Horizon Zero Dawn 67
Metro Exodus 56
Watch Dogs: Legion 31

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 52

Closest competitors

GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook graphics cards.


Arc A770M 101.92
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile is Radeon RX 6650M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:

GeForce RTX 2080 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 RTX 2080 Mobile according to our statistics.

Community ratings

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