NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile vs AMD FirePro S7100X

General info

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

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Architecture
Ampere
 
GCN 3.0
GPU code name
GN20-E7 GA104
 
Amethyst
Market segment
Laptop
 
Workstation
Launch date
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
 
25 May 2016 (4 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
6144
 
2048
Core clock speed
780 - 1100 MHz
 
725 MHz
Boost clock speed
1245 - 1710 MHz
 
no data
Number of transistors
17,400 million
 
5,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
115 Watt
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
296.6
 
92.80
Floating-point performance
no data
 
2,961 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile and FirePro S7100X 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
large
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

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
GDDR6
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
384.0 GB/s
 
160.0 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
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.3
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2.131
CUDA
8.6
 
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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile.

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

Competitors of FirePro S7100X from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FirePro S7100X from NVIDIA is Quadro P2000.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FirePro S7100X:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

Much newer (12 January 2021 vs 25 May 2016)

More pipelines (6144 vs 2048)

Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 160 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 28 nm)

Advantages of AMD FirePro S7100X

Lower power consumption (100W vs 115W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile and AMD FirePro S7100X. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is a notebook card while FirePro S7100X is a workstation one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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