NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 780 - 1100
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 47.34

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile sales 12 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 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 150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP).

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

47.34%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

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

Place in performance rating36
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGN20-E7 GA104
Market segmentLaptop
Release date12 January 2021 (1 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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed780 - 1100 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1245 - 1710 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors17,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP)of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate296.6of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

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 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 speed14000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
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 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 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 47.34
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 3080 Mobile 38471

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3080 Mobile 22801

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3080 Mobile 27317

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3080 Mobile 128191

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 3080 Mobile 538549

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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD127
1440p86
4K55

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 93
Battlefield 5 120−130
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 120−130
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
Far Cry 5 127
Far Cry New Dawn 81
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Hitman 3 156
Horizon Zero Dawn 108
Red Dead Redemption 2 75−80
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 126
Watch Dogs: Legion 107
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 79
Battlefield 5 140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 120−130
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
Far Cry 5 121
Far Cry New Dawn 96
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
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 190
Watch Dogs: Legion 93
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75−80
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 68
Battlefield 5 134
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
Far Cry 5 114
Far Cry New Dawn 86
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 107
Watch Dogs: Legion 70
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80−85
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
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 50−55
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 53
Battlefield 5 108
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 101
Far Cry New Dawn 80
Forza Horizon 4 100−110
Watch Dogs: Legion 54
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Hitman 3 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 41
Metro Exodus 38
Red Dead Redemption 2 32
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 70
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35
Battlefield 5 67
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
Far Cry 5 56
Far Cry New Dawn 58
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
Watch Dogs: Legion 32

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6850M XT, which is faster by 18% and higher by 20 positions in our performance rating.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile:

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Recommended processors

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