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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at 19.30 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 970M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.59
 
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 now
$1,899
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

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
 
CUDA cores
1280
 
Core clock speed
924 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1038 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
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
 
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

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
 
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 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmark 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

19.30

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

4123

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

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 970M 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.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fortnite on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
230
 
medium / 1080p
163
 
high / 1080p
65
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
14
 

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
70
 
medium / 1080p
60
 
high / 1080p
49
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
228
 
medium / 768p
202
 
high / 1080p
97
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
4k / 2160p
36
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
135
 
medium / 768p
124
 
high / 1080p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 
4k / 2160p
33
 

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
229
 
medium / 768p
161
 
high / 1080p
88
 
ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
26
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
120
 
medium / 768p
120
 
ultra / 1080p
118
 

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 970M
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Battlefield V

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield V on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
106
 
medium / 1080p
66
 
high / 1080p
54
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
15
 

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Call of Duty Black Ops 4 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7950
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
104
 
medium / 1080p
52
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

Fallout 76

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Fallout 76 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 780
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 76 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
60
 
medium / 1080p
59
 
high / 1080p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

Far Cry 5

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Far Cry 5 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 670
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 5 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
84
 
medium / 1080p
46
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
13
 

Forza Horizon 4

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Forza Horizon 4 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GT 740
recommended Radeon RX 470

FPS tests

Real world test results of Forza Horizon 4 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
102
 
medium / 1080p
61
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
6
 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Kingdom Come: Deliverance official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Kingdom Come: Deliverance on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
96
 
medium / 1080p
50
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 
4k / 2160p
8
 

Monster Hunter World

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Monster Hunter World official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Monster Hunter World on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
75
 
medium / 1080p
42
 
high / 1080p
36
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Shadow of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Shadow of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
91
 
medium / 1080p
40
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
32
 
4k / 2160p
9
 

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 760

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
71
 
medium / 1080p
45
 
high / 1080p
40
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
4k / 2160p
9
 

Destiny 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Destiny 2 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Destiny 2 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
111
 
medium / 1080p
68
 
high / 1080p
63
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 
4k / 2160p
18
 

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
95
 
medium / 1080p
44
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
4k / 2160p
14
 

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
81
 
medium / 1080p
51
 
high / 1080p
33
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
13
 

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
152
 
medium / 1080p
91
 
high / 1080p
67
 
ultra / 1080p
56
 
4k / 2160p
19
 

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
127
 
medium / 1080p
76
 
high / 1080p
64
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
8
 

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Battlefield 1 (BF1) official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
142
 
medium / 768p
122
 
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 
4k / 2160p
23
 

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 5570
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
88
 
medium / 768p
70
 
high / 1080p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 
4k / 2160p
36
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
77
 
medium / 768p
56
 
high / 1080p
32
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
4k / 2160p
10
 

Dishonored 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Dishonored 2 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7970
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored 2 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
69
 
medium / 768p
58
 
high / 1080p
38
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
21
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
99
 
medium / 768p
77
 
high / 1080p
47
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
18
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
90
 
medium / 1080p
56
 
high / 1080p
50
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
106
 
medium / 768p
73
 
high / 1080p
45
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 
4k / 2160p
17
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
116
 
medium / 768p
88
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
141
 
medium / 768p
109
 
high / 1080p
59
 
ultra / 1080p
53
 
4k / 2160p
19
 

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
85
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
14
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
82
 
medium / 1080p
52
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 720p
135
 
medium / 768p
100
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 
4k / 2160p
18
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
86
 
medium / 768p
92
 
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 
4k / 2160p
20
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
168
 
medium / 768p
139
 
high / 1080p
70
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 
4k / 2160p
20
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
138
 
medium / 768p
84
 
high / 1080p
45
 
ultra / 1080p
26
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
140
 
medium / 768p
117
 
high / 1080p
100
 
ultra / 1080p
91
 
4k / 2160p
35
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
139
 
medium / 768p
123
 
high / 1080p
52
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
95
 
medium / 768p
87
 
high / 1080p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
188
 
medium / 768p
146
 
high / 1080p
99
 
ultra / 1080p
91
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
199
 
medium / 768p
178
 
high / 768p
134
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
27
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
130
 
medium / 768p
111
 
high / 768p
83
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 970M.

low / 768p
342
 
medium / 768p
280
 
high / 768p
187
 
ultra / 1080p
87
 

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 970M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

GTX 970M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on GeForce GTX 970M.

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 M290X, which is slower by 3% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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