NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 for laptops (formerly known as GTX 1080M) is the mobile counterpart of the desktop GeForce GTX 1080. It uses the same GP104 chip and was officially announced at 16. August. The performance should be around +-10% of a non overclocked desktop GTX 1080. The amount of shaders and other technical specifications should be identical.

The mobile GTX1080 is the successor to the GeForce GTX 980 for Laptops and offers a significantly higher performance at the same TDP.

For thin and light laptops Nvidia offer a Max-Q called version of the GTX 1080 with lower TDP and also significantly lower performance. Sadly this variant im sold with the same GTX 1080 name, making it hard to judge the performance.

The performance depends on the used thermal headroom, processor and game. In our benchmarks the mobile GTX 1080 was between 0 to 10 percent slower than the desktop GTX 1080. Therefore, the card also allows gaming in 4k for modern and demanding games of 2017. However, the performance depends on the cooling and TDP settings in each laptop. E.g. the MSI GT73VR (200 W TDP) is much faster than the 1080 in the Razer Blade Pro (<=150 W).

The GP104 chip is manufactured in 16nm FinFET process at TSMC and offers a range of new features. DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP), improved H.265 video en- and decoders (for PlayReady 3.0) are only some of the improvements. See our detailed Pascal architecture article for more details.

Due to the high TDP, the mobile GTX 1080 is only suited for large laptops with high performance cooling solutions. The power consumption is ranging from 150 to 200 Watt (according to Nvidia, up to 220 W in the Asus G701VIK, G800, GX800). A low power version (Max-Q) is available beginning summer 2017 with a reduced TGP of 90 - 110 Watt (at a reduced performance).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a graphics card for desktops and high end laptops (upcoming, see our article for the mobile GTX 1060 for benchmarks and specs). It is based on the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. The GPU is be based on the smaller GP106 chip. In laptops it has the codename N17E-G1 and will be the successor to the old GTX 970M (predecessor). The laptop version should be launched in August 2016. The desktop version is already out.

The performance of the 6 GB version is on par with an older GeForce GTX 980 (desktop and laptop). Therefore, 1080p gaming at highest detail is currently the best use case for the card. A comprehensive review of the desktop GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition with 6 GB GDDR5 can be found here. Beware, the upcoming 3 GB desktop variant should feature 128 shader less but clocked slightly higher. Still the performance should be definately slower than the 6 GB version.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 MobileNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17E-G3GP106
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Cores2560 - unified1280 - unified
Core1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz
Memory10000 MHz8000 MHz
Bus256 Bit192 Bit
MemoryGDDR5XGDDR5
Max. Memory8192 MB6.144 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors7200 Million4400 Million
Technology16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size2/3
Introduced16.08.2016 19.07.2016
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series...http://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
57.6 pt (61%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 5989     avg: 6547     median: 6584.5 (38%)     max: 7260 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 6380     avg: 6867     median: 6917 (37%)     max: 7166 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 304012     avg: 398130     median: 409018 (65%)     max: 471794 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 186545     avg: 307862     median: 345006 (47%)     max: 390417 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 22675     avg: 33860     median: 32845 (44%)     max: 51972 Points
min: 29707     avg: 30123     median: 30122.5 (40%)     max: 30538 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 88432     avg: 125040     median: 126690 (62%)     max: 143992 Points
min: 72074     avg: 76477     median: 76476.5 (38%)     max: 80879 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 14301     avg: 17046     median: 17223 (45%)     max: 19250 Points
min: 10987     avg: 11039     median: 11038.5 (29%)     max: 11090 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18879     avg: 21306     median: 21394 (43%)     max: 23091 Points
min: 12648     avg: 12816     median: 12816 (26%)     max: 12984 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 205005     avg: 369087     median: 386432 (52%)     max: 491460 Points
min: 190135     avg: 260292     median: 260292 (35%)     max: 330448 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 16156     avg: 20606     median: 20498.5 (53%)     max: 24503 Points
min: 15290     avg: 15546     median: 15546 (40%)     max: 15802 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 24868     avg: 28106     median: 28526.5 (49%)     max: 31412 Points
min: 17174     avg: 17288     median: 17287.5 (29%)     max: 17401 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
181125 Points (95%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
37669 Points (55%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
95.9 fps (50%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
225 fps (74%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
173 fps (77%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
224 fps (42%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
446 fps (49%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
59.8 fps (16%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
333 fps (76%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
60 fps (23%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 2194     avg: 2231     median: 2230.5 (23%)     max: 2267 Samples/s
min: 1773     avg: 1805     median: 1805 (18%)     max: 1837 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 4178     avg: 4525     median: 4525 (16%)     max: 4872 Samples/s
min: 2584     avg: 3030     median: 3029.5 (11%)     max: 3475 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 15310     avg: 16405     median: 16459 (37%)     max: 16906
min: 9259     avg: 9263     median: 9262.5 (21%)     max: 9266
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
220 Watt (44%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 152.9     avg: 226     median: 237 (52%)     max: 279 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1404     avg: 1761     median: 1810 (94%)     max: 1911 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1407 MHz (71%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) → 70% n=28

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Yakuza Like a Dragon

Yakuza Like a Dragon

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
90.6 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
86.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
76.4 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
54.3 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
27.5 fps  fps
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
79.8 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
64.1 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
59.6 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
47.6 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
24.6 fps  fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
78  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
68  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
59  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
46  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
27  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
83.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
66.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
40.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
34.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
24.5  fps
Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
77.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
67.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
51.2 fps