NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

Summary

This is high-end Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.5 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 330 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at 76.61 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile'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 980 SLI Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile'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 980 SLI Mobile: 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 8 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile.
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
Surround
+
 
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 12_1)
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
74.65
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
155238.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
18339.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
25453.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
33169.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
47704.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile 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
0.31
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
192.70
 
medium / 768p
189.80
 
high / 1080p
168.70
 
ultra / 1080p
160.30
 
4k / 2160p
70.30
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
98.00
 
medium / 1080p
97.00
 
high / 1080p
86.00
 
ultra / 1080p
85.00
 
4k / 2160p
56.00
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
197.40
 
medium / 768p
145.40
 
high / 1080p
124.40
 
ultra / 1080p
119.30
 
4k / 2160p
48.30
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
299.90
 
medium / 768p
299.80
 
high / 1080p
299.80
 
ultra / 1080p
297.40
 
4k / 2160p
143.00
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
107.30
 
medium / 768p
95.00
 
high / 1080p
94.70
 
ultra / 1080p
94.40
 
4k / 2160p
60.90
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
226.00
 
medium / 768p
189.90
 
high / 1080p
126.50
 
ultra / 1080p
100.60
 
4k / 2160p
55.10
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
129.60
 
medium / 1080p
109.50
 
high / 1080p
108.00
 
ultra / 1080p
59.90
 
4k / 2160p
39.00
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
189.20
 
medium / 768p
183.80
 
high / 1080p
149.40
 
ultra / 1080p
129.90
 
4k / 2160p
55.60
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
158.00
 
medium / 768p
147.70
 
high / 1080p
92.70
 
ultra / 1080p
79.30
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
279.80
 
medium / 768p
232.20
 
high / 1080p
150.90
 
ultra / 1080p
136.40
 
4k / 2160p
50.20
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
270.30
 
medium / 768p
203.40
 
high / 1080p
131.90
 
ultra / 1080p
74.00
 
4k / 2160p
51.20
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
137.90
 
medium / 768p
136.90
 
high / 1080p
120.40
 
ultra / 1080p
113.60
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
191.70
 
medium / 768p
172.70
 
high / 1080p
144.30
 
ultra / 1080p
138.40
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
199.60
 
medium / 768p
199.50
 
high / 768p
198.90
 
ultra / 1080p
176.80
 
4k / 2160p
91.60
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
163.70
 
medium / 768p
147.90
 
high / 768p
128.00
 
ultra / 1080p
91.70
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
548.00
 
medium / 768p
520.80
 
high / 768p
506.90
 
ultra / 1080p
276.90
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 470 Mobile, which is slower by 41% and lower by 50 positions in our rating.

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