NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 980 Mobile sales 21 September 2015 at a recommended price of $395.82. This is Maxwell 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7.0 GB/s are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 224 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Two 6-pins power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 100-200 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 44.97 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
26.28
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM204
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
21 September 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$395.82
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$603.78
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 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 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
CUDA cores
2048
 
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100-200 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
144 billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
4,358 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 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
large
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
224 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
Display Connectors
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
 
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
G-SYNC support
+
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
GameStream
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
Surround
+
 
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 

Video card benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

44.97

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

347481

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

76705

3DMark Fire Strike Score

11096

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

13047

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

17201

3DMark Vantage Performance

39702

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 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.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 720p
300
 
medium / 768p
300
 
high / 1080p
212
 
ultra / 1080p
122
 
4k / 2160p
69
 
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
168
 
medium / 768p
160
 
high / 1080p
117
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 
4k / 2160p
60
 
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
328
 
medium / 768p
248
 
high / 1080p
149
 
ultra / 1080p
114
 
4k / 2160p
50
 
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 720p
196
 
medium / 768p
194
 
high / 1080p
123
 
ultra / 1080p
100
 
4k / 2160p
41
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 720p
153
 
medium / 1080p
107
 
high / 1080p
94
 
ultra / 1080p
68
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
226
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
88
 
ultra / 1080p
69
 
4k / 2160p
34
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 720p
228
 
medium / 768p
156
 
high / 1080p
83
 
ultra / 1080p
65
 
4k / 2160p
33
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 720p
136
 
medium / 1080p
95
 
high / 1080p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
4k / 2160p
20
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 720p
185
 
medium / 768p
171
 
high / 1080p
98
 
ultra / 1080p
79
 
4k / 2160p
34
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
168
 
medium / 768p
157
 
high / 1080p
101
 
ultra / 1080p
87
 
4k / 2160p
38
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
199
 
high / 1080p
121
 
ultra / 1080p
103
 
4k / 2160p
40
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
221
 
medium / 768p
147
 
high / 1080p
84
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
30
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
190
 
medium / 768p
175
 
high / 1080p
97
 
ultra / 1080p
65
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
117
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
81
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
180
 
medium / 768p
150
 
high / 1080p
130
 
ultra / 1080p
121
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
200
 
high / 768p
200
 
ultra / 1080p
99
 
4k / 2160p
53
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
150
 
medium / 768p
137
 
high / 768p
107
 
ultra / 1080p
61
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 980 Mobile
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile.

low / 768p
498
 
medium / 768p
468
 
high / 768p
338
 
ultra / 1080p
159
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 980 Mobile performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 12% and lower by 18 positions in our rating.

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