GeForce GTX 1080M Details Show Up In Gaming Notebook – GDDR5X Not Included

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Jun 19, 2016

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080M is expected to be officially released by the end up of July, and the latest leak gives us a little insight on the kind of memory type that is going to be working in unison with the GPU. Unfortunately, the details might disappoint you a little bit, since it suggests that the notebook variant of the GPU is not going to be as fast as the desktop counterpart.

GeForce GTX 1080M Shows Up With 8GB Of GDDR5 Video RAM – No GDDR5X Info Detailed With CUDA Core Count Expected To Be Lower

Information sprouting up from CnBeta reports that while a GeForce GTX 1080M is going to feature 8GB of video memory, it is not going to be fast as the memory type present in the desktop variant of NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 graphics adapter, suggesting that GDDR5X is not going to be part of the mobility series that are expected to be announced after July.

The last time something was reported on a GeForce GTX 1080M, it detailed a vast number of differences. First off, 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.


Image shows a potential gaming notebook outfitted with GeForce GTX 1080M GPU with 8GB GDDR5 video RAM

We currently have no word on the Boost Clock details either, but our guess is that in order to pay more focus to slightly increased battery life, there is not going to be a significant amount of difference between the Core Clock speed and Boost Clock. One other detail that we want to shed light on is that those previous details unearthed the memory bandwidth of GeForce GTX 1080M, which was rated at 256GB/s; slower than the desktop model 320GB/s, thus bringing us one step closer to the disappointment that the mobile version of the GPU is not going to be packing the higher bandwidth capable GDDR5X.

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

Those details also stated that the memory clock is running 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. Perhaps the only saving grace from all of this information was the fact that the video frame buffer stands in at 8GB, which will encourage future manufacturers to incorporate 4K displays onto their gaming machines to provide the best possible immersion.


As stated before, the mobility series of NVIDIA’s family of GTX 1000 GPUs are going to officially announced after June so we will have more updates for you then.

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