NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile


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 78.67 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
22 September 2015

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.
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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


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
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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


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
GeForce Experience
Adaptive Vertical Sync

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
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


3DMark Cloud Gate GPU


3DMark Fire Strike Score


3DMark Fire Strike Graphics


3DMark 11 Performance GPU


3DMark Vantage Performance


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.

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 580 Mobile, which is slower by 44% and lower by 75 positions in our rating.

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