NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD FirePro S7150 x2

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and FirePro S7150 x2 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
7.15
 
no data
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GCN 3.0
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
Tonga
Type
Laptop
 
Workstation
Release date
22 September 2015
 
1 February 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$3,999
Price now
$301
 
$1180

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and FirePro S7150 x2'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 and FirePro S7150 x2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
1792
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
no data
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
5,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
265 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
117.6
Floating-point performance
no data
 
2x 3,763 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and FirePro S7150 x2 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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
 
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Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and FirePro S7150 x2: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
160.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and FirePro S7150 x2. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
no data
 
No outputs
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and FirePro S7150 x2, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
no data
 
6.3
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6
OpenCL
no data
 
2.0
Vulkan
-
 
1.2.131
CUDA
+
 
-

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

More pipelines (4096 vs 1792)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Advantages of AMD FirePro S7150 x2

Somewhat newer (1 February 2016 vs 22 September 2015)
Less power hungry (265 vs 330 watts)

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or FirePro S7150 x2?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and AMD FirePro S7150 x2. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while FirePro S7150 x2 is a workstation one.
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