NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 970M sales 7 October 2014 at a recommended price of $2,560.89. This is Maxwell 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 120 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 81 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 28.37 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 970M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
5.96
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM204
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
7 October 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$2,560.89
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$1,899
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 970M'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 970M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
1280
 
Core clock speed
924 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1038 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
81 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
83.04 GTexel / s
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,657 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 970M'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 970M: 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
6 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
120 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 970M.
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 970M. 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 970M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 970M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
27.79
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
274626
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
51247
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6565
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7463
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
9878
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
28845
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
93
 
Passmark
4089
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
7540
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
51
 

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 970M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
314 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 970M 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
0.59
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
84
 
medium / 1080p
46
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
13
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
230
 
medium / 1080p
163
 
high / 1080p
65
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Forza Horizon 4 (2018)
low / 720p
102
 
medium / 1080p
61
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
6
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
96
 
medium / 1080p
50
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 
4k / 2160p
8
 
Monster Hunter World (2018)
low / 720p
75
 
medium / 1080p
42
 
high / 1080p
36
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)
low / 720p
91
 
medium / 1080p
40
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
32
 
4k / 2160p
9
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
71
 
medium / 1080p
45
 
high / 1080p
40
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
4k / 2160p
9
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
111
 
medium / 1080p
68
 
high / 1080p
63
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 
4k / 2160p
18
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
95
 
medium / 1080p
44
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
81
 
medium / 1080p
51
 
high / 1080p
33
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
13
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
70
 
medium / 1080p
60
 
high / 1080p
49
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
4k / 2160p
12
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
152
 
medium / 1080p
91
 
high / 1080p
67
 
ultra / 1080p
56
 
4k / 2160p
19
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
127
 
medium / 1080p
76
 
high / 1080p
64
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
8
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
142
 
medium / 768p
122
 
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 
4k / 2160p
23
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
88
 
medium / 768p
70
 
high / 1080p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 
4k / 2160p
36
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
77
 
medium / 768p
56
 
high / 1080p
32
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
4k / 2160p
10
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
69
 
medium / 768p
58
 
high / 1080p
38
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
21
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
99
 
medium / 768p
77
 
high / 1080p
47
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
18
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
90
 
medium / 1080p
56
 
high / 1080p
50
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
16
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
125
 
medium / 768p
97
 
high / 1080p
47
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 
4k / 2160p
16
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
228
 
medium / 768p
202
 
high / 1080p
97
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
4k / 2160p
36
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
106
 
medium / 768p
73
 
high / 1080p
45
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 
4k / 2160p
17
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
116
 
medium / 768p
88
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
141
 
medium / 768p
109
 
high / 1080p
59
 
ultra / 1080p
53
 
4k / 2160p
19
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
85
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
82
 
medium / 1080p
52
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
135
 
medium / 768p
100
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 
4k / 2160p
18
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
135
 
medium / 768p
124
 
high / 1080p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 
4k / 2160p
33
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
86
 
medium / 768p
92
 
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 
4k / 2160p
20
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
229
 
medium / 768p
161
 
high / 1080p
88
 
ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
26
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
138
 
medium / 768p
84
 
high / 1080p
45
 
ultra / 1080p
26
 
4k / 2160p
16
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
95
 
medium / 768p
87
 
high / 1080p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
188
 
medium / 768p
146
 
high / 1080p
99
 
ultra / 1080p
91
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
199
 
medium / 768p
178
 
high / 768p
134
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
27
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
130
 
medium / 768p
111
 
high / 768p
83
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
120
 
medium / 768p
120
 
ultra / 1080p
118
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
medium / 768p
127
 
high / 768p
117
 
ultra / 1080p
84
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
342
 
medium / 768p
280
 
high / 768p
187
 
ultra / 1080p
87
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
317
 
medium / 768p
285
 
high / 768p
269
 
ultra / 1080p
225
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 970M from AMD is Radeon R9 M395X, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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