NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI

Summary

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 34.62 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 965M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 965M SLI'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 SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
924 MHz
 
Boost Clock
950 MHz
 
Transistor count
2x 5200 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12

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
 

Memory specs

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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
2x 128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
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.
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 12_1)
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 965M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
33.90
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
250259.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
51182.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7815.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
10207.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
14428.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 965M SLI 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
0.02
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
high / 768p
145.00
 
ultra / 1080p
76.20
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
high / 768p
244.50
 
ultra / 1080p
117.60
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 965M SLI performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 965M SLI from AMD is Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, which is slower by 4% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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