NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 965M sales 1 January 2016. This is Maxwell 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 21.73 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 965M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM204
 
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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
1024
 
Core clock speed
944 MHz
 
Boost Clock
950 / 1151 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
73.6 GTexel / s
 
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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
80 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
 
of 4.6
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
21.12
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
259766
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
34748
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4851
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
5536
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
7322
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
23562
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
66
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
574
 
Passmark
3163
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
5650
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
40
 

Mining hashrates

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
0.45
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
73
 
medium / 1080p
38
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
32
 
4k / 2160p
10
 
Fortnite (2018)
high / 1080p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
34
 
4k / 2160p
4
 
Forza Horizon 4 (2018)
low / 720p
85
 
medium / 1080p
47
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)
low / 720p
79
 
medium / 1080p
31
 
high / 1080p
26
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
78
 
medium / 1080p
25
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
64
 
medium / 1080p
35
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
24
 
4k / 2160p
4
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
102
 
medium / 1080p
55
 
high / 1080p
50
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
82
 
medium / 1080p
46
 
high / 1080p
27
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
medium / 1080p
46
 
high / 1080p
38
 
ultra / 1080p
26
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
medium / 1080p
91
 
high / 1080p
55
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
139
 
medium / 1080p
49
 
high / 1080p
42
 
ultra / 1080p
34
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
130
 
medium / 768p
104
 
high / 1080p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 
4k / 2160p
17
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
61
 
medium / 768p
50
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
67
 
medium / 768p
49
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
12
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
59
 
medium / 768p
49
 
high / 1080p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
81
 
medium / 768p
69
 
high / 1080p
40
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
94
 
medium / 1080p
46
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 
4k / 2160p
11
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
126
 
medium / 768p
84
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
8
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
231
 
medium / 768p
179
 
high / 1080p
85
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 
4k / 2160p
28
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
103
 
medium / 768p
64
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 
4k / 2160p
12
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
117
 
medium / 768p
75
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
27
 
4k / 2160p
13
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
142
 
medium / 768p
115
 
high / 1080p
52
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
16
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
68
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
81
 
medium / 1080p
43
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
12
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
121
 
medium / 768p
78
 
high / 1080p
42
 
ultra / 1080p
35
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
94
 
medium / 768p
87
 
high / 1080p
48
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
190
 
medium / 768p
131
 
high / 1080p
72
 
ultra / 1080p
46
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
105
 
medium / 768p
63
 
high / 1080p
31
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
4k / 2160p
13
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
95
 
medium / 768p
88
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
182
 
medium / 768p
119
 
high / 1080p
83
 
ultra / 1080p
71
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
156
 
medium / 768p
135
 
high / 768p
104
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 
4k / 2160p
22
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
125
 
medium / 768p
88
 
high / 768p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
26
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
120
 
medium / 768p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
98
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
248
 
medium / 768p
138
 
high / 768p
123
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
358
 
medium / 768p
217
 
high / 768p
132
 
ultra / 1080p
59
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
98
 
medium / 768p
51
 
high / 768p
27
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
Diablo III (2012)
medium / 768p
282
 
high / 768p
245
 
ultra / 1080p
154
 
Dishonored (2012)
low / 768p
130
 
medium / 768p
130
 
high / 768p
130
 
ultra / 1080p
121
 

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 6990M Crossfire, which is slower by 4% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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