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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 74.61 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

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
 
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 14000
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
75.42
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
155238
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
18339
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
25453
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
33169
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
47704
 

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
0.28
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
193
 
medium / 768p
190
 
high / 1080p
169
 
ultra / 1080p
160
 
4k / 2160p
70
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
98
 
medium / 1080p
97
 
high / 1080p
86
 
ultra / 1080p
85
 
4k / 2160p
56
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
197
 
medium / 768p
145
 
high / 1080p
124
 
ultra / 1080p
119
 
4k / 2160p
48
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
300
 
medium / 768p
300
 
high / 1080p
300
 
ultra / 1080p
297
 
4k / 2160p
143
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
107
 
medium / 768p
95
 
high / 1080p
95
 
ultra / 1080p
94
 
4k / 2160p
61
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
226
 
medium / 768p
190
 
high / 1080p
127
 
ultra / 1080p
101
 
4k / 2160p
55
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
130
 
medium / 1080p
110
 
high / 1080p
108
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 
4k / 2160p
39
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
189
 
medium / 768p
184
 
high / 1080p
149
 
ultra / 1080p
130
 
4k / 2160p
56
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
158
 
medium / 768p
148
 
high / 1080p
93
 
ultra / 1080p
79
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
280
 
medium / 768p
232
 
high / 1080p
151
 
ultra / 1080p
136
 
4k / 2160p
50
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
270
 
medium / 768p
203
 
high / 1080p
132
 
ultra / 1080p
74
 
4k / 2160p
51
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
138
 
medium / 768p
137
 
high / 1080p
120
 
ultra / 1080p
114
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
192
 
medium / 768p
173
 
high / 1080p
144
 
ultra / 1080p
138
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
200
 
high / 768p
199
 
ultra / 1080p
177
 
4k / 2160p
92
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
164
 
medium / 768p
148
 
high / 768p
128
 
ultra / 1080p
92
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
548
 
medium / 768p
521
 
high / 768p
507
 
ultra / 1080p
277
 

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 44% and lower by 57 positions in our rating.

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