NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI vs AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
Comparison of GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870'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 and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
2x 5200 Million
Manufacturing process technology
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 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.
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 4 GB
Memory bus width
2x 128 Bit
Memory clock speed
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 965M SLI 30.01 +39.5%
RX Vega M GL / 870 21.52
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 965M SLI 250259
RX Vega M GL / 870 280252 +12%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 965M SLI 51182 +20.9%
RX Vega M GL / 870 42351
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 965M SLI 7815 +25.3%
RX Vega M GL / 870 6235
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 965M SLI 10207 +38.9%
RX Vega M GL / 870 7348
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 965M SLI 14428 +46.3%
RX Vega M GL / 870 9862
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
39.5% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (2048 vs 1280)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 5 January 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
So, GTX 965M SLI or RX Vega M GL / 870?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 965M SLI and Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.