NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 780 - 1100
  • Max video memory 16384 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 73.95

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile sales 12 January 2021. This is high-end Ampere architecture notebook card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 16 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 4.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 115 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

73.95%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating14
ArchitectureAmpere
GPU code nameGN20-E7 GA104
Market segmentLaptop
Release date12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores6144of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed780 - 1100 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1245 - 1710 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors17,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)115 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate296.6of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080 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 4.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3080 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 amount16 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 3080 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

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2
CUDA8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3080 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 3080 Mobile 73.95
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm 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 3080 Mobile 128468
RTX 3080 Mobile 23151

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 3080 Mobile 28487

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 3080 Mobile 38674

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 3080 Mobile 541176

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3080 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 games across different resolutions:

1080p128
1440p89
4K58

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 93
Cyberpunk 2077 100
Far Cry 5 126
Far Cry New Dawn 81
Hitman 3 156
Horizon Zero Dawn 108
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 126
Watch Dogs: Legion 107

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 79
Battlefield 5 140
Cyberpunk 2077 83
Far Cry 5 120
Far Cry New Dawn 96
Hitman 3 147
Horizon Zero Dawn 89
Metro Exodus 102
Red Dead Redemption 2 74
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 119
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 192
Watch Dogs: Legion 93

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 68
Battlefield 5 134
Cyberpunk 2077 72
Far Cry 5 114
Far Cry New Dawn 86
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 108
Watch Dogs: Legion 70

2560x1440
High Preset

Hitman 3 116
Horizon Zero Dawn 67
Metro Exodus 54
Red Dead Redemption 2 49
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 98
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 37

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 53
Battlefield 5 108
Cyberpunk 2077 43
Far Cry 5 105
Far Cry New Dawn 80
Watch Dogs: Legion 54

3840x2160
High Preset

Horizon Zero Dawn 41
Metro Exodus 38
Red Dead Redemption 2 32
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 80

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35
Battlefield 5 67
Cyberpunk 2077 21
Far Cry 5 59
Far Cry New Dawn 58
Watch Dogs: Legion 32

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6700M, which is slower by 40% and lower by 90 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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