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.

MSI’s upcoming gaming notebooks with Pascal GP104 GPUs spotted at Computex. (Image Credits: PCWatch)

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):

NVIDIA GeForce Pascal Mobility Family Comparison:

Specification GeForce GTX 980 Notebook GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Notebook GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1080 Notebook
Graphics Core GM204 GP107 GP106 GP104 GP104
Manufacturing process 28nm 14nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
CUDA Cores 2048 768 1280 2048 2560
Transistors 5.2 Billion 3.3 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion
ROP units 64 32 48 64 64
TMUs 128 48 80 128 160
Core clock speed 1064 MHz 1490 MHz 1404 Mhz 1442 MHz 1566 MHz
Max-Q Base Clock N/A N/A 1063 - 1265MHz 1101 - 1215MHz 1101 - 1290MHz
Boost clock speed 1228 MHz 1624 MHz 1670 Mhz 1645 MHz 1733 MHz
Max-Q Boost Clock N/A N/A 1341 - 1480MHz 1265 - 1379MHz 1278 - 1468MHz
Memory clock 7004 MHz 7,008 MHz 8,008 MHz 8,008 MHz 10,000 MHz
Memory interface 256-bit 128-bit 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Total memory bandwidth 224 GB/s 112 GB/s 192GB/s 256GB/s 320 GB/s
Total dedicated GPU memory 8 GB 4 GB 6 GB 8 GB 8 GB
TDP ~150W ~60W ~80W ~120W ~150W
Max-Q Design TDP N/A N/A 60 - 70W 80 - 90W 90 - 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 Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Pascal)
Graphics Core GM204 GM200 GM200 GP104 GP104 GP102
Process Node 28nm 28nm 28nm 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Transistors 5.2 Billion 8 Billion 8 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12.0 Billion
CUDA Cores 2048 CUDA Cores 2816 CUDA Cores 3072 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1126 MHz 1000 MHz 1000 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1417 MHz
Boost Clock 1216 MHz 1075 MHz 1075 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1531 MHz
FP32 Compute 5.6 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 7.0 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 10.1 TFLOPs
Bus Interface 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 384-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector 6+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 165W 250W 250W 150W 180W 250W
Display Outputs 3x 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 Date September 2014 May 2015 March 2015 10th June 2016 27th May 2016 August 2016
Launch Price $549 US $649 US $999 US $379 US $599 US $1200 US