NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU For Notebook’s Specifications Leaked – Get Ready For High-Performance Computing In Mobile Machines

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Jun 5, 2016

It appears that the release of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 GPUs are not going to be limited to gamers who have desktop systems. Most likely, the company is going to be mixed in the affairs of future OEMs in order to release powerful gaming notebooks that sport the same GPU, at least when the name calling is being involved.

Mobile Version Of GeForce GTX 1080 Has Its Specifications Leaked – GDDR5 Instead Of GDDR5X With Lowered Memory Bandwidth And Possibly Better Efficiency

If you take a look at the leaked image below, the alleged mobile version of GeForce GTX 1080 features 2048 CUDA Cores, which is less compared to the 2560 CUDA Cores present in the desktop variant. The mobile version of this GPU is based on the new Pascal GP104 SKU and it’s highly possible that it will feature a lower TDP compared to the desktop version. The desktop version of GeForce GTX 1080 is running at a default clock speed of 1607MHz, while the one that could be running in future laptops is running at a speed of 1442MHz.

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Unfortunately, the Boost Clock details have not been specified, but our guess is that in order to pay more focus to slightly more battery life, there is not going to be a significant amount of difference between the Core Clock speed and Boost Clock. Another detail that might have missed your eye was the fact that this particular model has a lowered memory bandwidth (256GB/s) than the desktop model (320GB/s) which begs the question that the mobile version could feature GDDR5 type video RAM instead of the higher bandwidth capable GDDR5X.

The memory clock is also rated to run at 8008MHz, which is lower than the 10,000MHz memory clock of the desktop version, again signifying the performance sacrifices that have to be incurred in order to conserve battery life. Fortunately, the supposed mobile version features the same amount of video memory (8GB), which will encourage future manufacturers to incorporate 4K displays onto their gaming machines to provide the best possible immersions. We have detailed the differences between each variant so you have a small idea of what sort of performance to expect (this will also include ROPs and TMUs):

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NVIDIA GeForce Pascal Mobility Family Comparison:

SpecificationGeForce GTX 980 NotebookGeForce GTX 1050 Ti NotebookGeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1080 Notebook
Graphics CoreGM204GP107GP106GP104GP104
Manufacturing process28nm14nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
CUDA Cores2048768128020482560
Transistors 5.2 Billion3.3 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion
ROP units64 324864 64
Core clock speed1064 MHz1490 MHz1404 Mhz 1442 MHz1566 MHz
Max-Q Base ClockN/AN/A1063 - 1265MHz1101 - 1215MHz1101 - 1290MHz
Boost clock speed1228 MHz1624 MHz1670 Mhz1645 MHz1733 MHz
Max-Q Boost ClockN/AN/A1341 - 1480MHz1265 - 1379MHz1278 - 1468MHz
Memory clock7004 MHz7,008 MHz8,008 MHz8,008 MHz10,000 MHz
Memory interface256-bit128-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit
Total memory bandwidth224 GB/s112 GB/s192GB/s256GB/s320 GB/s
Total dedicated GPU memory 8 GB4 GB6 GB8 GB8 GB
Max-Q Design TDPN/AN/A60 - 70W80 - 90W90 - 110W

It is safe to say that it won’t be long till we can finally experience the same level of performance on notebooks. Hopefully, when the next series are released, perhaps specification changes will no longer be required between the two chips. However, this does not negate the fact that manufacturers will have to put in some effort to improve the heat dissipation system of their gaming machines. Normally manufacturers have developed this affinity towards reducing the form factor of their notebooks in order to accommodate the element of portability, but such manufacturers will have to get rid of this focus if their primary concern is performance.

NVIDIA Pascal GP102 GTX Titan X Specifications:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Pascal)
Graphics CoreGM204GM200GM200GP104GP104GP102
Process Node28nm28nm28nm16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Transistors5.2 Billion8 Billion8 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12.0 Billion
CUDA Cores2048 CUDA Cores2816 CUDA Cores3072 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1126 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz
Boost Clock1216 MHz1075 MHz1075 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1531 MHz
FP32 Compute5.6 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs7.0 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs
Bus Interface256-bit bus384-bit bus384-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus
Power Connector6+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
Display Outputs3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Launch DateSeptember 2014May 2015March 201510th June 201627th May 2016August 2016
Launch Price$549 US$649 US$999 US$379 US$599 US$1200 US