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 high-end 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 50.75 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
62.33
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM204
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
21 September 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$395.82
 
Price now
$223
 
of 10182 (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
 
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
 

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
Memory bandwidth
224 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 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 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 (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

50.75

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

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

49

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

6

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

59

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

31

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

107

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

7.2

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

35

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

54

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.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 5600M, which is faster by 3% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

User rating

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