NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs GT 240

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GT 240 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
7.41
 
no data
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GT2xx
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
GT215
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
22 September 2015
 
17 November 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$80
Price now
$301
 
$123

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GT 240'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 GeForce GT 240's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
96
CUDA cores
no data
 
96
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
550 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
no data
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
727 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
69 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
105C C
Texture fill rate
no data
 
17.60
Floating-point performance
no data
 
257.28 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GT 240 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
 
no data
Bus support
no data
 
PCI-E 2.0
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
no data
 
6.6" (168mm) (16.8 cm)
Height
no data
 
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GT 240: 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
 
512 MB or 1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
1700 MHz GDDR5, 1000 MHz GDDR3, 900 MHz DDR3 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
54.4 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GT 240. 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
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Display Connectors
no data
 
DVIVGAHDMI
Multi monitor support
no data
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536
G-SYNC support
+
 
-
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
Internal

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GT 240, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model
no data
 
4.1
OpenGL
no data
 
3.2
OpenCL
no data
 
1.1
Vulkan
-
 
N/A
CUDA
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce GT 240. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 47704 +813.7%
GT 240 5221

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

Much newer (22 September 2015 vs 17 November 2009)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 96)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 240

Less power hungry (69 vs 330 watts)

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or GT 240?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GT 240. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while GeForce GT 240 is a desktop one.
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