After the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 were launched, rumors started suggesting the cards would be available for notebooks without the “M” suffix in the mobile Pascal series. But a recent leak had suggested that the GTX 1080M exists and will come out soon. But today, another leak confirms that the GTX 1080 without the “M” in it offers mobile support.
The new leak comes straight from Gigabyte and shows an Nvidia driver that got leaked from Aorus site. The thing to note here is the device ID 1Bxx branch uses Pascal GP104, while the 1Cxx uses Pascal GP106. This is the first GP106 CPU we have got in the drivers. GTX 1070 for Notebooks has got at least 5 variants designed for various notebook vendors, but the GTX 1080 for Notebooks only has one variant with three unsigned GPUs. These unsigned ones could be for mobile Quadros or other GP104 variants.
It was previous rumored that the GTX 1080M or the mobile version of GTX 1080 would come with lesser cores than the desktop version of the graphics cards. Speculation says that the GTX 1080 for Notebooks will come with 2048 cores, thus replacing the GTX 980 for Notebooks and giving a tough fight to Polaris 10.
Nothing is officially confirmed right now, so take these leaks and rumors with a pinch of salt.