NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile vs GTX 980 SLI Mobile
Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 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 980 SLI 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)
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 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.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Adaptive Vertical Sync
APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
RTX 2080 Mobile 69.13
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 75.07 +8.6%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
RTX 2080 Mobile 136304
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 155238 +13.9%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
RTX 2080 Mobile 20746 +13.1%
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 18339
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
RTX 2080 Mobile 25322
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 25453 +0.5%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
RTX 2080 Mobile 35224 +6.2%
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 33169
3DMark Vantage Performance
RTX 2080 Mobile 68525 +43.6%
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 47704
Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 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 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)
650 Watt system power recommended
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile
8.6% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (4096 vs 2944)
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)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
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 980 SLI Mobile?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.