NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI

Summary

This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 162 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 47.72 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 970M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 970M 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 970M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
924 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1038 MHz
 
Transistor count
2x 5200 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
162 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 970M 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 970M 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 6 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
2x 192 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 14000
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 970M 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 970M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 12_1)
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 970M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
47.63
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
256573
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
96944
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
10741
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
14760
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
18870
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
36119
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
169
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 970M 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
0.18
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
69
 
medium / 1080p
64
 
high / 1080p
63
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 
4k / 2160p
27
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
79
 
medium / 768p
72
 
high / 1080p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
68
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
161
 
medium / 768p
129
 
high / 1080p
72
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 
4k / 2160p
26
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
95
 
medium / 1080p
80
 
high / 1080p
67
 
ultra / 1080p
32
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
146
 
medium / 768p
139
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
78
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
128
 
medium / 768p
105
 
high / 1080p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
52
 
4k / 2160p
21
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
235
 
medium / 768p
186
 
high / 1080p
111
 
ultra / 1080p
95
 
4k / 2160p
34
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
205
 
medium / 768p
145
 
high / 1080p
85
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
28
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
117
 
medium / 768p
114
 
high / 1080p
102
 
ultra / 1080p
90
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
193
 
medium / 768p
158
 
high / 1080p
120
 
ultra / 1080p
105
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
199
 
high / 768p
197
 
ultra / 1080p
104
 
4k / 2160p
49
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
154
 
medium / 768p
138
 
high / 768p
112
 
ultra / 1080p
56
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
120
 
medium / 768p
120
 
ultra / 1080p
119
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
high / 768p
138
 
ultra / 1080p
86
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
519
 
medium / 768p
465
 
high / 768p
358
 
ultra / 1080p
166
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 970M SLI from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 16% and lower by 22 positions in our rating.

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