NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 970M SLI sales 7 October 2014. This is a Maxwell architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied.

Its power consumption is at 162 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 49.08 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
7 October 2014
 

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
2560
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
924 MHz
 
of 1607
Boost Clock
1038 MHz
 
Transistor count
2x 5200 Million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
162 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

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
 

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
2x 6 GB
 
Memory bus width
2x 192 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
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
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
49.08
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
256573.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
96943.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
10741.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
14759.50
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
18870.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
36119.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
168.50
 
 

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
93.00
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
161.30
 
medium / 768p
129.40
 
high / 1080p
71.90
 
ultra / 1080p
54.90
 
4k / 2160p
26.20
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
69.00
 
medium / 1080p
64.00
 
high / 1080p
63.00
 
ultra / 1080p
60.00
 
4k / 2160p
27.00
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
94.60
 
medium / 1080p
80.20
 
high / 1080p
67.20
 
ultra / 1080p
31.70
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
78.70
 
medium / 768p
72.40
 
high / 1080p
71.40
 
ultra / 1080p
68.00
 
4k / 2160p
31.90
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
127.60
 
medium / 768p
104.50
 
high / 1080p
60.10
 
ultra / 1080p
51.70
 
4k / 2160p
21.30
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
234.50
 
medium / 768p
185.50
 
high / 1080p
110.70
 
ultra / 1080p
94.60
 
4k / 2160p
33.50
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
145.90
 
medium / 768p
139.20
 
high / 1080p
96.00
 
ultra / 1080p
78.40
 
4k / 2160p
32.40
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
205.10
 
medium / 768p
144.70
 
high / 1080p
84.80
 
ultra / 1080p
47.60
 
4k / 2160p
28.40
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
193.20
 
medium / 768p
157.70
 
high / 1080p
119.80
 
ultra / 1080p
104.80
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
199.60
 
medium / 768p
199.00
 
high / 768p
196.60
 
ultra / 1080p
104.30
 
4k / 2160p
48.70
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
154.40
 
medium / 768p
138.30
 
high / 768p
111.70
 
ultra / 1080p
56.30
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
117.40
 
medium / 768p
114.30
 
high / 1080p
101.70
 
ultra / 1080p
89.90
 

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