NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs RTX 2070 Super Mobile

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.61
 
1.64
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Turing
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
N18E-G2R
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
22 September 2015
 
2 April 2020
Price now
$301
 
$1443

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Super 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 and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
2560
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
1140 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
1380 MHz
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
220.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile 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
 
large
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Super 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
14002 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile. 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
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
no data
 
6.5
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6
OpenCL
no data
 
1.2
Vulkan
-
 
1.2.140
CUDA
+
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 62.64
RTX 2070 Super Mobile 64.74 +3.4%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 155238 +22.9%
RTX 2070 Super Mobile 126287

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 18339
RTX 2070 Super Mobile 18760 +2.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 25453 +16.2%
RTX 2070 Super Mobile 21896

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 33169 +13.7%
RTX 2070 Super Mobile 29174

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 47704
RTX 2070 Super Mobile 70601 +48%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

Cheaper ($301.00 USD vs $1443.00 USD)
More pipelines (4096 vs 2560)
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)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile

3.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (2 April 2020 vs 22 September 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (115 vs 330 watts)
DLSS
Raytracing
VR Ready
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or RTX 2070 Super Mobile?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.
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