NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 965M SLI sales 5 January 2015. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 29.01 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.36
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
5 January 2015 (6 years ago)
 
Price now
$149
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 965M SLI'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 SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2048
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
924 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
950 MHz
 
Number of transistors
2x 5200 Million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 965M SLI'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
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 965M SLI: 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
2x 4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus
+
 

API support

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

DirectX
DirectX 12_1, Shader 5.0
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 965M SLI. 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.

29.01

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

250259

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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.

51182

3DMark Fire Strike Score

7815

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

10207

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

14428

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 965M SLI 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.

This video card matches 97% minimum and 90% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
97%
Recommended
90%
Minimum
97%
Recommended
90%

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

1080p
 
72
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 965M SLI from AMD is Radeon RX 5600M, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 965M SLI:

Similar GPUs

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