At the onset of 2021, we got the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 alongside the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Max Q mobile GPUs as well as RTX 3060 desktop graphics. RTX 3080 comes ushering Nvidia’s Ampere architecture and can offer top-of-the-line performance. We will learn all about its core structure and break down its specs. Then, we will check out the best laptops powered by the RTX 3080 GPU.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Specs

Given below is not just the RTX 3080 specifications, but how it stacks up against the other two RTX mobile GPUs.

GPUsRTX 3080
Laptop GPU
RTX 3070
Laptop GPU
RTX 3060
Laptop GPU
Manufacturing processSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
ArchitectureAmpereAmpereAmpere
CUDA Cores614451203840
Boost Clock1245 – 1710MHz1290 – 1620MHz1283 – 1703MHz
Memory Clock14Gbps GDDR614Gbps GDDR614Gbps GDDR6
Memory Bus Width256-bit256-bit192-bit
VRAM8GB / 16GB8GB6GB
TDP Range80 – 150W+80 – 125W60 – 115W

Side by side, you can see how RTX 3080 is best equipped and hence the strongest of the lot. Now, if you compare it with the desktop counterpart, then, you could find a power limit difference of about 170W.

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Anyways, if you want the best of Nvidia’s mobile offerings from its 30-series, then you can consider the following lappies:

Best Nvidia RTX 3080 laptops

1. ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with 16GB GDDR6 VRAM. The processor is an octa-core Ryzen 5900HX. This is coupled with 32GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 64GB) and 1TB of SSD storage.

The display size is 15.6-inches with 1920 x 1080 Pixel resolution, 300 Hz refresh rate, 3ms Response Time (G2G), 300 nits Brightness, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, 72% NTSC Color Gamut, 100% sRGB, 75.35% Adobe color gamut. For sound, you are getting 2x 4 W speakers. Other things in the mix are Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, an HDMI 2.0 port, 1 x USB 3.2 Type C (2nd Gen) (with Power Delivery and Display Port), and 3 x USB 3.2 (1st Gen) Type-A socket.

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2. Alienware M15 R6

Alienware M15 R6 ships with 8GB GDDR6 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics. This is paired with an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 11800H processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM, and 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD storage.

The display is a 15.6-inch IPS LCD panel with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, 2ms response times, and support for G-SYNC as well as Advanced Optimus. The rest of the repertoire also consists of Wi-Fi 6, RJ-45 port, audio port, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1x of them with Powershare), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (with Thunderbolt 4, Display Port 1.4, and 15 W Power Delivery), USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI 2.1, and DCIN power socket.

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3. Lenovo Legion 7

Legion 7 rocks GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with 16GB GDDR6 VRAM. This is backed by AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM, and 1TB SSD storage.

The fascia is a 16-inch IPS LCD panel with QHD (2560×1600) resolution, 165Hz refresh rate, 500nits brightness, 100% sRGB color gamut support, adaptive sync, and Dolby Vision. On the audio front, you have a 2x2W speaker setup. The paraphernalia also comprise RGB keyboard, HD webcam, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1; 1 USB 3.2 Type-C Gen2(support data transfer, Power Delivery 100W and DisplayPort 1.4); 1 USB 3.2 Gen1; 1 USB 3.2 Gen1 (Always On); Headphone/Mic combo jack, HDMI 2.1, Ethernet (RJ-45) port.

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4. MSI GE76 Raider

From the MSI roster, we have the GE76 Raider with an RTX 3080 (16G GDDR6) graphic processor, paired with an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 32GB RAM, and 2TB SSD storage.

The screen stretches 17.3-inches diagonally with 1080p resolution, 360Hz refresh rate, and about 100% sRGB color coverage. For audio, there is a 2x1W speaker configuration and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Other connectivity options include 1 x Type-C Thunderbolt 4, 1 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen1, 1x HDMI 2.1, and 1x SD Express slot, WiFi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2.

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5. Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE (2021)

Yes, it’s another Asus laptop on the list, but this one’s unlike anything here, for it boasts two screens which productive junkies amongst you are likely to appreciate. However, coming to the point, it has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with 16GB GDDR6 VRAM. The processing load is borne by an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU. The memory composition is so: 32GB (upgradeable to 48GB) DDR4 RAM and 2TB storage.

Coming to screens, there is a primary 15.6-inch FHD LCD screen with 300Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, adaptive-sync, 100% sRGB, and Pantone Validated colors. Beneath it lies the 14.1-inch FHD LCD second display with ROG Screenpad Plus. Among other things, you also get 1x card reader (microSD), 1x RJ45 LAN port, 1x Type C USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Power Delivery and Display Port, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, 1x HDMI 2.0b, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, 4x speaker setup, and RGB keyboard.

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