NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile sales 22 September 2015. 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 82.39 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
62.07
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
22 September 2015
 
Price now
$357
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

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
 
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
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

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 6084 (Quadro P3200)
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
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
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 

Benchmark 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

82.39

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

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile 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.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 49% and lower by 82 positions in our rating.

User rating

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