NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile vs ATI FireGL 9800 X2-256T

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
not rated
Rage 9
GPU code name
GN20-E7 GA104
Market segment
Launch date
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
1 October 2003 (17 years ago)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
no data
Core clock speed
780 - 1100 MHz
412 MHz
Boost clock speed
1245 - 1710 MHz
no data
Number of transistors
17,400 million
117 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
150 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
115 Watt
no data
Texture fill rate

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile and FireGL 9800 X2-256T compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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 size
no data
PCIe 4.0 x16
AGP 8x
Supplementary power connectors
no data
1x Molex


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
256 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
688 MHz
Memory bandwidth
384.0 GB/s
22.02 GB/s
Shared memory
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
2x DVI

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
no data

Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile from AMD

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile. The nearest candidate is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, however, it's 54% slower and lower by 111 positions in our rating.

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

Much newer (12 January 2021 vs 1 October 2003)

Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 22.02 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 150 nm)

Advantages of ATI FireGL 9800 X2-256T

We are unaware of any advantages of ATI FireGL 9800 X2-256T over NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile and ATI FireGL 9800 X2-256T. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is a notebook card while FireGL 9800 X2-256T is a workstation one.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile
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