NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile vs GTX 1080 SLI Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
32.98
 
34.69
Architecture
Turing
 
Pascal
Code name
Turing TU104
 
Pascal GP104 SLI
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
6 January 2019
 
16 August 2016
Price now
$630
 
$767

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI 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 RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2944
 
5120
Core clock speed
1380 MHz
 
1556 MHz
Boost Clock
1590 MHz
 
1733 MHz
Transistor count
13,600 million
 
14400 Million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
292.6 GTexel / s
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI 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
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI 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 type
GDDR6
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
10000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
384.0 GB / s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
GPU Boost
no data
 
+
VR Ready
+
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
no data
 
+
GeForce Experience
no data
 
+
Surround
no data
 
+
Multi-Projection
no data
 
+
Multi Monitor
+
 
+
Adaptive Vertical Sync
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
no data
Vulkan
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2080 Mobile 77.31
GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 99.01 +28.1%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RTX 2080 Mobile 449825 +1.4%
GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 443627

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RTX 2080 Mobile 142387
GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 172848 +21.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2080 Mobile 20754
GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 22106 +6.5%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RTX 2080 Mobile 25440
GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 39902 +56.8%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RTX 2080 Mobile 35061
GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 49645 +41.6%

3DMark Vantage Performance

RTX 2080 Mobile 68525 +24.5%
GTX 1080 SLI Mobile 55056

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 16 August 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
NVLink
DLSS
Raytraycing
650 Watt system power recommended

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile

28.1% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (5120 vs 2944)
Multi-Projection
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)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Surround
NVIDIA GameStream
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround

So, RTX 2080 Mobile or GTX 1080 SLI Mobile?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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