NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 965M sales 1 January 2016. This is Maxwell 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 80 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 21.17 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 965M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM206
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
1 January 2016
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 965M'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 965M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1024
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
1024
 
Core clock speed
944 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1150 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,940 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
73.60
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,355 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 965M's 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
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 965M: 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
80 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 965M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GameStream
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
Ansel
+
 
DSR
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 965M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
19.94
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
259766.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
34748.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4851.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
5536.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
7322.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
23562.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
66.30
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
574
 
 
Passmark
3136
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
5650
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
40
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 965M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
226 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 965M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.60
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
96.13
At recommended settings
79.68
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
73.00
 
medium / 1080p
38.00
 
high / 1080p
35.00
 
ultra / 1080p
32.00
 
4k / 2160p
10.00
 
Fortnite (2018)
high / 1080p
34.20
 
ultra / 1080p
34.20
 
4k / 2160p
3.70
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
78.00
 
medium / 1080p
24.50
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
64.00
 
medium / 1080p
35.00
 
high / 1080p
30.00
 
ultra / 1080p
24.00
 
4k / 2160p
4.00
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
102.00
 
medium / 1080p
55.00
 
high / 1080p
50.00
 
ultra / 1080p
40.20
 
4k / 2160p
13.60
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
82.00
 
medium / 1080p
45.50
 
high / 1080p
27.30
 
ultra / 1080p
23.00
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
medium / 1080p
45.70
 
high / 1080p
38.20
 
ultra / 1080p
26.10
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
medium / 1080p
91.40
 
high / 1080p
54.70
 
ultra / 1080p
22.20
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
139.00
 
medium / 1080p
49.20
 
high / 1080p
41.60
 
ultra / 1080p
34.10
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
130.00
 
medium / 768p
104.00
 
high / 1080p
51.40
 
ultra / 1080p
42.50
 
4k / 2160p
17.00
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
60.80
 
medium / 768p
49.60
 
high / 1080p
42.70
 
ultra / 1080p
36.60
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
66.80
 
medium / 768p
48.95
 
high / 1080p
26.40
 
ultra / 1080p
12.10
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
58.60
 
medium / 768p
48.60
 
high / 1080p
33.90
 
ultra / 1080p
33.00
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
81.30
 
medium / 768p
68.50
 
high / 1080p
40.00
 
ultra / 1080p
37.40
 
4k / 2160p
14.40
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
93.50
 
medium / 1080p
45.50
 
high / 1080p
40.50
 
ultra / 1080p
28.00
 
4k / 2160p
11.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
231.35
 
medium / 768p
178.85
 
high / 1080p
85.10
 
ultra / 1080p
50.90
 
4k / 2160p
27.70
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
102.90
 
medium / 768p
63.65
 
high / 1080p
36.60
 
ultra / 1080p
29.10
 
4k / 2160p
11.90
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
116.55
 
medium / 768p
74.90
 
high / 1080p
35.10
 
ultra / 1080p
26.65
 
4k / 2160p
12.65
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
142.00
 
medium / 768p
115.00
 
high / 1080p
52.00
 
ultra / 1080p
46.90
 
4k / 2160p
16.30
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
68.00
 
high / 1080p
35.40
 
ultra / 1080p
17.10
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
80.60
 
medium / 1080p
42.50
 
high / 1080p
26.35
 
ultra / 1080p
11.95
 
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
99.00
 
medium / 768p
93.00
 
high / 1080p
84.00
 
ultra / 1080p
77.30
 
4k / 2160p
44.10
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
120.60
 
medium / 768p
78.05
 
high / 1080p
41.85
 
ultra / 1080p
34.90
 
4k / 2160p
13.90
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
93.60
 
medium / 768p
87.10
 
high / 1080p
48.40
 
ultra / 1080p
42.80
 
4k / 2160p
14.40
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
190.00
 
medium / 768p
131.00
 
high / 1080p
71.80
 
ultra / 1080p
45.80
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
104.75
 
medium / 768p
63.30
 
high / 1080p
31.30
 
ultra / 1080p
17.90
 
4k / 2160p
13.10
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
95.30
 
medium / 768p
88.20
 
high / 1080p
46.10
 
ultra / 1080p
37.10
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
182.30
 
medium / 768p
118.80
 
high / 1080p
83.30
 
ultra / 1080p
70.70
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
156.00
 
medium / 768p
135.00
 
high / 768p
104.00
 
ultra / 1080p
43.10
 
4k / 2160p
21.50
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
125.00
 
medium / 768p
88.40
 
high / 768p
66.40
 
ultra / 1080p
26.20
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
358.20
 
medium / 768p
216.50
 
high / 768p
132.40
 
ultra / 1080p
59.00
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
97.85
 
medium / 768p
50.95
 
high / 768p
26.65
 
ultra / 1080p
20.05
 
Diablo III (2012)
medium / 768p
281.60
 
high / 768p
245.40
 
ultra / 1080p
154.20
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 965M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 965M from AMD is Radeon HD 8970M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

Choose a GPU

Compare GPUs

Compare GeForce GTX 965M with others

Other GPUs

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about GeForce GTX 965M, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.