RTX 3080 Mobile vs GTX 260 Rev. 2

General info

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

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Architecture
Ampere
 
Tesla 2.0
GPU code name
GN20-E7 GA104
 
GT200B
Market segment
Laptop
 
Desktop
Launch date
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
 
23 July 2008 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$449
Price now
no data
 
$400

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
 
192
Core clock speed
780 - 1100 MHz
 
576 MHz
Boost clock speed
1245 - 1710 MHz
 
no data
Number of transistors
17,400 million
 
1,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
115 Watt
 
182 Watt
Texture fill rate
296.6
 
36.86
Floating-point performance
no data
 
476.9 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile and GeForce GTX 260 Rev. 2 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 2.0 x16
Length
no data
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
2x 6-pin

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
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
896 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
448 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
1998 MHz
Memory bandwidth
384.0 GB/s
 
111.9 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, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model
6.5
 
4.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
3.3
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.1
Vulkan
1.2
 
N/A
CUDA
8.6
 
1.3

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 GeForce GTX 260 Rev. 2 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 260 Rev. 2 from AMD is Radeon HD 2900 XT.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 260 Rev. 2:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

Much newer (12 January 2021 vs 23 July 2008)

More pipelines (6144 vs 192)

Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 111.9 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 55 nm)

Lower power consumption (115W vs 182W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Rev. 2

Wider memory bus (448 vs 256 bit)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Rev. 2. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 260 Rev. 2 is a desktop 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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