NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 965M sales 9 January 2015. This is a 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. An additional none power connector is required, and power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 21.98 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM204
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
9 January 2015
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1024
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
1024
 
Core clock speed
944 MHz
 
Boost Clock
950 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
34.56
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,106 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the 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 the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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 (Tesla M10)
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

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
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 video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
21.98
 
 
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
3035
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
5650
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
40
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining performance. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
226 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
12.37
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
82.00
 
medium / 1080p
45.50
 
high / 1080p
27.30
 
ultra / 1080p
23.00
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
medium / 1080p
91.40
 
high / 1080p
54.70
 
ultra / 1080p
22.20
 
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
 
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 video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 965M from AMD is Radeon R9 M290X, which is nearly equal in speed.

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