NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 970M SLI sales 7 October 2014. 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 45.33 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 970M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
7 October 2014
 

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
 
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

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
 
Memory bus width
2x 192 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
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
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
 

Benchmark 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

45.33

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

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 970M SLI 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.

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 17% and lower by 27 positions in our rating.

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