NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile vs 980M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
45.56
 
31.71
Architecture
Pascal
 
Maxwell
Code name
N17P-G1
 
GM204
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
3 January 2017
 
7 October 2014
Price now
$158
 
$290

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
768
 
1536
CUDA cores
768
 
1536
Core clock speed
1493 MHz
 
1038 MHz
Boost Clock
1620 MHz
 
1127 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
100 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
77.76 GTexel / s
 
108.2 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
no data
 
1,659 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Bus support
no data
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None
SLI options
-
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
7 GB/s
 
2500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
112 GB / s
 
160 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
VGA аnalog display support
no data
 
+
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
no data
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
GameStream
-
 
+
GeForce ShadowPlay
-
 
+
GPU Boost
no data
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
BatteryBoost
-
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
no data
 
+
GeForce Experience
no data
 
+
Multi-Projection
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data
Ansel
+
 
+
DSR
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.5
OpenCL
no data
 
1.1
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 26.99
GTX 980M 34.48 +27.8%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 299188
GTX 980M 327632 +9.5%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 50514
GTX 980M 65241 +29.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 6704
GTX 980M 8343 +24.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 7741
GTX 980M 9682 +25.1%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 9616
GTX 980M 12517 +30.2%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 30690
GTX 980M 31944 +4.1%

Passmark

GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 5793
GTX 980M 7268 +25.5%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
383 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile

Much newer (3 January 2017 vs 7 October 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 100 watts)
Multi-Projection
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
3D Vision
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M

27.8% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1536 vs 768)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 112 GB/s)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
NVIDIA GameStream
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
VXGI
DSR
SLIOptions
HDMI
NVIDIAGameStreamReady
GameWorks
H264VC1MPEG21080pVideoDecoder
Optimus Support
NVIDIA BatteryBoost

So, GTX 1050 Ti Mobile or 980M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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