NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1380
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 51.47

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile sales 6 January 2019. This is high-end Turing architecture notebook card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and 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.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

51.47%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating63
Value for money5.42
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameN18E-G3 TU104
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2019 (3 years ago)
Price now$2003 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1380 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1590 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors13,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate292.6of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 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.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth384.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 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 ConnectorsNo outputs
G-SYNC support+

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 support

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 51.47
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • Passmark

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.

RTX 2080 Mobile 139346

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2080 Mobile 20746

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

RTX 2080 Mobile 25436

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.

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.

RTX 2080 Mobile 68525

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.

RTX 2080 Mobile 458810

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

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.

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.

RTX 2080 Mobile 207

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

RTX 2080 Mobile 15107

Game benchmarks

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.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD143
1440p94
4K65

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 87
Battlefield 5 132
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 171
Cyberpunk 2077 94
Far Cry 5 104
Far Cry New Dawn 102
Forza Horizon 4 147
Hitman 3 183
Horizon Zero Dawn 121
Red Dead Redemption 2 119
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 115
Watch Dogs: Legion 114

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 83
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 74
Battlefield 5 118
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 151
Cyberpunk 2077 77
Far Cry 5 97
Far Cry New Dawn 105
Forza Horizon 4 145
Hitman 3 159
Horizon Zero Dawn 94
Metro Exodus 90
Red Dead Redemption 2 71
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 109
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 174
Watch Dogs: Legion 101

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 67
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 66
Battlefield 5 117
Cyberpunk 2077 67
Far Cry 5 96
Far Cry New Dawn 93
Forza Horizon 4 139
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 95
Watch Dogs: Legion 71

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 102
Hitman 3 103
Horizon Zero Dawn 65
Metro Exodus 55
Red Dead Redemption 2 44
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 71
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 42

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 52
Battlefield 5 115
Cyberpunk 2077 45
Far Cry 5 82
Far Cry New Dawn 89
Forza Horizon 4 122
Watch Dogs: Legion 53

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 59
Hitman 3 59
Horizon Zero Dawn 38
Metro Exodus 35
Red Dead Redemption 2 30
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
Cyberpunk 2077 22
Far Cry 5 52
Far Cry New Dawn 56
Forza Horizon 4 82
Watch Dogs: Legion 31

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6800S, which is faster by 15% and higher by 24 positions in our rating.

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