Nvidia GTX 1080 Specs For Laptops Leaked, Weaker Yet Impressive
Recently a report surfaced that suggested Nvidia is planning to bring its Pascal architecture based GTX 1080 and 1070 to laptops and notebooks. The most interesting thing about the report was that these won’t be the Geforce M versions, rather than same chips as the desktop versions just on lower TDP.
Now the specifications of GTX 1080 for laptops and notebooks have been leaked. If you take a look at the image below, it details the specs of the alleged GTX 1080 for laptops. The mobile version of GTX 1080 features 2048 CUDA cores, which is less than 2560 CUDA cores in the desktop version.
According to the image the GPU is running at a clock speed of 1442 MHz. However, the boost clock has not been specified, and we think that to increase the battery timing of the laptop, it will be lowered.
This mobile version of GTX 1080 will have a reduced bandwidth of 256GB/s, which is less than the 320GB/s bandwidth of the desktop variant. The reduced bandwidth raises a question that, will this GPU use GDDR5 memory instead of GDDR5X.
The memory clock is also reduced to 8008 MHz from 10,000 MHz memory clock of the desktop version, most probably to increase battery life. The GPU features the same amount of video Memory (8 GB), which will encourage the laptop manufacturers to use 4K resolution for their Laptops.
The authenticity of these specs is yet unknown, but it won’t be long before Nvidia officially reveals these laptop GPUs. By the looks of advancement in gaming laptops, it seems that we would be able to experience same level of game performance on laptops as on desktops.
However, in order to achieve that laptop manufacturers will have put significant effort to address the heat dissipation issues. Most of the manufacturers just reduce the form factors in order retain the element of portability.