NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 980 Mobile sales 22 September 2014 at a recommended price of $395.82. This is Maxwell 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 37.10 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.91
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
N16E-GXX
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
22 September 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$395.82
 
Price now
$526
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
2048
 
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
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 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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
 
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
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.2
 

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

37.10

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.

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 23% and lower by 30 positions in our rating.

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