NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 924 / 935
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 14.74
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 965M sales 5 January 2015. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 80.19 GB/s.

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

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

14.74%

percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.


General info

Of GeForce GTX 965M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating283
Value for money (0-100)0.37
ArchitectureMaxwell
GPU code nameN16E-GS, N16E-GR
Market segmentLaptop
Release date5 January 2015 (6 years ago)
Price now$1546 of 12122 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 965M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores1024of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed924 / 935 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed950 / 1151 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors2,940 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Texture fill rate73.60of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance2,355 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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 sizelarge
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone
SLI options+

Memory

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed5000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth80.19 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 965M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs
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.

Optimus+
Ansel+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 965M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 965M 14.74
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Medical
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Energy
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

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Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

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3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

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3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

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This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

GTX 965M 66

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

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This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

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This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

GTX 965M 574

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 965M 3988

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

GTX 965M 40

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 965M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 226 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 965M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

This video card matches 91% minimum and 77% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

1080p46
1440p25
4K20

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 31
Battlefield 5 52
Far Cry 5 38
Far Cry New Dawn 38
Forza Horizon 4 47
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 31

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24
Battlefield 5 43
Far Cry 5 35
Far Cry New Dawn 35
Forza Horizon 4 41
Metro Exodus 15
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 26
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 31

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 13
Battlefield 5 35
Far Cry 5 32
Far Cry New Dawn 32
Forza Horizon 4 28
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 18

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10
Far Cry 5 22

3840x2160
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 13

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3
Far Cry 5 10
Far Cry New Dawn 31
Forza Horizon 4 14

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 965M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 965M from AMD is Radeon RX 560 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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