NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 965M sales 9 January 2015. This is Maxwell 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 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 17.63 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 965M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM204
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
9 January 2015
 

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
 
CUDA cores
1024
 
Core clock speed
944 MHz
 
Boost Clock
950 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
59.84
 
Floating-point performance
2,355 gflops
 

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

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
4 GB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 5120 (A100 SXM4)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
80 GB/s
 
of 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 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
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
Ansel
+
 
DSR
+
 

API support

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

Benchmark 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

17.63

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

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

30

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

3

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

26

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

16

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

40

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

0.7

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

20

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

24

Unigine Heaven 4.0

574

Passmark

3814

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

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

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 965M performance compared to its nearest competitors.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 965M from AMD is Radeon HD 8970M, which is faster by 2% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

User rating

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