NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M technical 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 USD. This is a Maxwell 2.0 architecture desktop 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 MXM Module card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. An additional None power connector is required, and power consumption is at 81 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 28.93 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM204
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
7 October 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
2,560.89 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
1280
 
Core clock speed
924 MHz
 
of 1607
Boost Clock
1038 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
81 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
83.04
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,657 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Width
MXM Module
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
120 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
GameStream
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
28.93
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
274626.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
51247.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6564.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7460.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
9877.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
28845.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
93.00
 
 
Passmark
4049
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
7540
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
51
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
314 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
33.76
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
152.00
 
medium / 1080p
91.40
 
high / 1080p
66.90
 
ultra / 1080p
55.80
 
4k / 2160p
18.60
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
85.10
 
medium / 768p
74.20
 
high / 1080p
36.80
 
ultra / 1080p
24.60
 
4k / 2160p
14.30
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
68.80
 
medium / 768p
58.40
 
high / 1080p
37.70
 
ultra / 1080p
35.50
 
4k / 2160p
20.80
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
141.00
 
medium / 768p
109.00
 
high / 1080p
58.60
 
ultra / 1080p
52.70
 
4k / 2160p
18.60
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
87.70
 
medium / 768p
69.80
 
high / 1080p
51.30
 
ultra / 1080p
43.10
 
4k / 2160p
36.30
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
142.00
 
medium / 768p
122.00
 
high / 1080p
58.30
 
ultra / 1080p
55.40
 
4k / 2160p
22.70
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
77.40
 
medium / 768p
56.00
 
high / 1080p
31.70
 
ultra / 1080p
17.30
 
4k / 2160p
10.20
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
228.00
 
medium / 768p
202.00
 
high / 1080p
97.10
 
ultra / 1080p
62.60
 
4k / 2160p
36.00
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
98.90
 
medium / 768p
76.60
 
high / 1080p
47.40
 
ultra / 1080p
41.40
 
4k / 2160p
18.10
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
115.60
 
medium / 768p
87.65
 
high / 1080p
42.90
 
ultra / 1080p
33.20
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
90.00
 
medium / 1080p
56.00
 
high / 1080p
49.50
 
ultra / 1080p
36.00
 
4k / 2160p
16.00
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
82.10
 
medium / 1080p
51.50
 
high / 1080p
35.15
 
ultra / 1080p
16.45
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
105.75
 
medium / 768p
72.60
 
high / 1080p
44.90
 
ultra / 1080p
37.60
 
4k / 2160p
16.80
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
85.70
 
medium / 768p
92.45
 
high / 1080p
57.90
 
ultra / 1080p
50.75
 
4k / 2160p
19.90
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
228.60
 
medium / 768p
161.10
 
high / 1080p
88.15
 
ultra / 1080p
63.90
 
4k / 2160p
26.35
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
135.20
 
medium / 768p
100.10
 
high / 1080p
53.10
 
ultra / 1080p
43.40
 
4k / 2160p
18.30
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
137.70
 
medium / 768p
84.30
 
high / 1080p
45.20
 
ultra / 1080p
25.80
 
4k / 2160p
16.00
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
135.10
 
medium / 768p
124.10
 
high / 1080p
69.40
 
ultra / 1080p
28.10
 
4k / 2160p
33.00
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
188.25
 
medium / 768p
145.60
 
high / 1080p
98.80
 
ultra / 1080p
91.40
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
198.80
 
medium / 768p
178.10
 
high / 768p
134.15
 
ultra / 1080p
56.65
 
4k / 2160p
27.10
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
129.85
 
medium / 768p
110.90
 
high / 768p
83.30
 
ultra / 1080p
33.40
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
316.90
 
medium / 768p
284.70
 
high / 768p
269.20
 
ultra / 1080p
225.00
 
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III (2017)
low / 720p
102.00
 
medium / 1080p
39.10
 
high / 1080p
27.40
 
ultra / 1080p
24.40
 
4k / 2160p
8.10
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
80.60
 
medium / 1080p
50.70
 
high / 1080p
32.90
 
ultra / 1080p
31.40
 
4k / 2160p
13.40
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
95.00
 
medium / 1080p
44.20
 
high / 1080p
41.10
 
ultra / 1080p
23.10
 
4k / 2160p
14.00
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
95.00
 
medium / 768p
87.00
 
high / 1080p
60.00
 
ultra / 1080p
48.30
 

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