NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 780
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 6000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021


NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q sales 4 January 2021. This is Ampere architecture notebook card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 16 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 320.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 80 Watt.

We have no data on GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q benchmark results.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGN20-E7 GA104
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 January 2021 (1 year ago)

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q'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 3080 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores6144of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed780 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1245 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors17,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)80 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate239.0of 961.9 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q'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 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q: 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 amount16 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed6000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth320.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q. 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

We have no data on GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q benchmark results.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 6750 XT.

AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT Radeon RX 6750 XT

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

NVIDIA RTX A3000 Mobile RTX A3000 Mobile
Intel Arc A770M Arc A770M
AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT Radeon RX 6750 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT Radeon RX 6850M XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800M Radeon RX 6800M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

Recommended processors

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User rating

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