NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Playstation 5 GPU

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Playstation 5 GPU architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
7.49
 
no data
Architecture
Maxwell
 
RDNA 2.0
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
Oberon
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
22 September 2015
 
12 November 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$499
Price now
$301
 
$39

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Playstation 5 GPU'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 Playstation 5 GPU's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
2304
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
2233 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
2233 MHz
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
10,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
180 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
321.6

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Playstation 5 GPU 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
Interface
no data
 
IGP
Length
no data
 
390 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Playstation 5 GPU: 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
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
14 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Playstation 5 GPU. 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 Playstation 5 GPU, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
N/A
Shader Model
no data
 
6.5
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6
OpenCL
no data
 
1.2
Vulkan
-
 
1.2
CUDA
+
 
-

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

More pipelines (4096 vs 2304)
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 Playstation 5 GPU

Much newer (12 November 2020 vs 22 September 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (180 vs 330 watts)

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or Playstation 5 GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and AMD Playstation 5 GPU. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Playstation 5 GPU is a desktop one.
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