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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU or 3080 Mobile (for laptops, GN20-E7) is the fastest graphics card for notebooks in early 2021. It is based on the GA104-775-A1 Ampere chip and offers 8 or 16 GB GDDR6 graphics memory with a 256 Bit memory bus. It supports PCIe 4.0 and will be available in different variants from 80 - 150 Watt (TGP) (80, 90, 115, 125, 135, 145 and 150+ Watt). As package the notebook graphic card uses GB5-256 and the chip size is 40x40mm. The GPU supports eDP 1.4b to connect the internal monitor.

There is no more Max-Q variant (formerly used for the low power variants) but every OEM can choose to implement Max-Q technologies (Dynamic Boost, Whispermode).

The performance depends on the TGP setting and cooling of the laptop. Ath the same TGP level the RTX3080 should be faster than the old top model, the RTX 2080 Super Mobile and similar to the desktop RTX 3070. This means, the GPU should be well suited for 4k gaming or QHD with high frame rates. The similar named RTX 3080 desktop card is significantly faster.

The GA104 chip offers 6,144 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 3,072 INT32 ALUs). With Turing all shaders could still execute FP32 or INT32 instructions. The raytracing and tensor cores on the chip were also improved according to Nvidia.

The GA104 chip is manufactured by Samsung in 8nm (8N), which is not quite able to keep up with the 7nm node at TSMC (e.g. used by AMD and also for the professional GA100 Ampere chip).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce RTX 3000 Series
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 compare 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compare 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU compare 3840 @ 0.9 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile compare
CodenameGN20-E7 GA104
ArchitectureAmpere
Pipelines6144 - unified
Core Speed780 - 1100 - 1245 - 1710 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory16384 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology8 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement12.01.2021

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

high 1920x1080
67.6 fps 70 fps ~ 69 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
60.2 fps 60.6 fps ~ 60 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
39.8 fps 42.3 fps ~ 41 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
19.7 fps 21.4 fps ~ 21 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off) 1920x1080
33.2 fps
30.6 fps
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off) 3840x2160
7.5 fps
4.9 fps
high 1920x1080
88 98 ~ 93 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
82 92 ~ 87 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
64 76 ~ 70 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
44 50 ~ 47 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
112 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
101 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
67.1 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
35.8 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
89.4 fps 100 fps ~ 95 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
81.7 fps 92 fps ~ 87 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
62.8 fps 68.9 fps ~ 66 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
36.9 fps 39.8 fps ~ 38 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Highest Settings + Ultra Ray Tracing 1920x1080
57 fps
53.9 fps
high 1920x1080
72 74 ~ 73 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
64 65 ~ 65 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
52 54 ~ 53 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
33 36 ~ 35 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
high 1920x1080
85.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
56.4  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
42.7  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
39.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
82 103 ~ 93 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
65 73 ~ 69 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
52 56 ~ 54 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
31 32 ~ 32 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra Preset + Ultra Ray Tracing (DX12) 1920x1080
44 fps
41 fps
FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
high 1920x1080
198 fps 249 fps ~ 224 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
190 fps 248 fps ~ 219 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
156 fps 241 fps ~ 199 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
104 fps 193 fps ~ 149 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
198 fps 246 fps