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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080M

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1080M run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A true powerhouse, the GeForce GTX 1080M will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. GeForce GTX 1080M is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 1080M game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 832.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 1080M shows us that Watch Dogs Legion is predicted to get a good result of 64 FPS, and then we are seeing FIFA 21 returning a strong 178 FPS while another game on our list is the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which is predicted to get 60 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 1080M to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at FIFA 21 where it was strong. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 306 FPS, Medium: 255 FPS, High: 187 FPS and Ultra: 136 FPS. We added Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to our research and predict it will be reasonable with a 46 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Watch Dogs Legion leading us to predict 49 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 1080M PC gaming is more than capable at running this screen resolution. 1440p Ultra across almost all modern games is going to be fairly standard with this GPU. We would consider moving this hardware up to 4K screen resolutions for PC gaming today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1080M graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1080M in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1080M? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1080M would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile which meets 985 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 24% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1080M is released on 01 Sep 2016

GeForce GTX 1080M Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1080M
Pascal P104-400-A1
Texture Rate
277 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
111 GPixel/s
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1251 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1556 MHz
Boost Clock
1733 MHz
Max Power
180 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 1080M Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 1080M is an enthusiast notebook graphics card based on the Pascal architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed P104-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU

The central unit runs at 1556MHz and goes up to 1733MHz in Boost mode. These clock speeds are the only significant difference between the desktop version and this laptop version of the GTX 1080M, which sees the desktop running at 1607MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, in Boost mode.

The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1251MHz.

Power Consumption
The desktop version of the GTX 1080M has a rated board TDP of 180W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Early benchmarks indicate that the GeForce GTX 1080M will provide some very powerful mobile graphic performance for laptop gamers. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080M will be able to run most modern 2016 AAA games at full ultra graphics settings. It will also return great frame rates at 1440p screen resolution. Ultra graphic gaming on the go is now possible with the GTX 1080M notebook graphics cards.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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GeForce GTX 1080M vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 23%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 54% 29%
Genshin Impact 78% 22%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 21%
eFootball PES 2021 64% 61%
FIFA 21 71% 61%
Marvel's Avengers 64% 26%
Watch Dogs Legion 32% 25%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 66% 12%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 31% 31%
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