NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile sales 12 January 2021. This is a laptop graphics card based on an Ampere architecture and made with 8 nm manufacturing process. It is 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 41.69% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

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

Place in performance ranking72
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGN20-E7 GA104
Market segmentLaptop
Release date12 January 2021 (2 years old)

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
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 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP)of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate296.6of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

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


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 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth384.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 41.69

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: 16%

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 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

Gaming performance

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 across all PC games

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

Full HD125

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 134

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 93
Battlefield 5 110−120
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 110−120
Cyberpunk 2077 117
Far Cry 5 127
Far Cry New Dawn 81
Forza Horizon 4 120−130
Hitman 3 156
Horizon Zero Dawn 108
Red Dead Redemption 2 65−70
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 126
Watch Dogs: Legion 107

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 79
Battlefield 5 140
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 110−120
Cyberpunk 2077 99
Far Cry 5 121
Far Cry New Dawn 96
Forza Horizon 4 120−130
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

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70−75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 68
Battlefield 5 134
Cyberpunk 2077 90
Far Cry 5 114
Far Cry New Dawn 86
Forza Horizon 4 120−130
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 107
Watch Dogs: Legion 70

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 70−75
Hitman 3 116
Horizon Zero Dawn 67
Metro Exodus 54
Red Dead Redemption 2 49
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 98

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 53
Battlefield 5 108
Cyberpunk 2077 35−40
Far Cry 5 101
Far Cry New Dawn 80
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60−65
Watch Dogs: Legion 54

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 41
Metro Exodus 38
Red Dead Redemption 2 32
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 70

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35
Battlefield 5 67
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 56
Far Cry New Dawn 58
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 32

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is Radeon RX 6800S, which is slower by 5% and lower by 17 positions in our ranking.

RX 6800SRadeon RX6800S

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

Similar GPUs

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

RTX 3070 Ti MobileGeForce RTX3070 Ti Mobile
RTX 4060 MobileGeForce RTX4060 Mobile
RTX A5500 MobileRTX A5500Mobile
RTX A5000 MobileRTX A5000Mobile
RX 6800SRadeon RX6800S
Arc A770MArcA770M

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile according to our statistics.

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