RTX A2000 Laptop GPU vs GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed Minimum 1064 MHz + Boost
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7.0 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
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  • Core clock speed 893
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 93%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating153148
Value for money28.43no data
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameN16E-GXXGA107
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date22 September 2014
(8 years old)
12 April 2021
(1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$395.82 no data
Current price$251 (0.6x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores20482560
CUDA cores2048no data
Core clock speed1064 MHz893 MHz
Boost clock speed1216 MHz1687 MHz
Number of transistors5,200 millionno data
Manufacturing process technology28 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)100-200 Watt95 Watt (35 - 95 Watt TGP)
Texture fill rate144 billion/secno data
Floating-point performance4,358 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 Mobile and RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 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 sizelargelarge
Bus supportPCI Express 3.0no data
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)no data
SLI options+no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount4 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed7.0 GB/s14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth224 GB/sno data
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsDual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2no data
Multi monitor support4 displaysno data
VGA аnalog display support+no data
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support+no data
HDMI+no data
HDCP+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
G-SYNC support+no data
Audio input for HDMIInternalno data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GameStream+no data
GeForce ShadowPlay+no data
GPU Boost2.0no data
GameWorks+no data
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder+no data
Optimus+no data
BatteryBoost+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12_2
Shader Model6.4no data
OpenGL4.5no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan1.1.126no data
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 980 Mobile 25.14
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 25.81
+2.7%
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 980 Mobile 39702
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 63738
+60.5%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 61% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 980 Mobile 17201
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 18058
+5%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 5% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 980 Mobile 76705
+27.1%
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 60336

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile outperforms RTX A2000 Laptop GPU by 27% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 980 Mobile 11096
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 12211
+10%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 10% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 980 Mobile 13047
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 13157
+0.8%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 1% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 980 Mobile 107
+11.5%
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 96

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile outperforms RTX A2000 Laptop GPU by 11% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 980 Mobile 49
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 142
+189%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 189% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 980 Mobile 6
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 110
+1695%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 1695% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 980 Mobile 31
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 45
+45.6%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 46% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 980 Mobile 54
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 135
+152%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 152% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 980 Mobile 35
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 116
+234%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 234% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 980 Mobile 7
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 11
+48.6%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 49% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 980 Mobile 59
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 70
+18%

RTX A2000 Laptop GPU outperforms GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by 18% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD99
+25.3%
79
−25.3%
1440pno data42
4K45
+25%
36
−25%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
−85%
74
+85%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
−4.2%
50−55
+4.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
−27.9%
55
+27.9%
Battlefield 5 80−85
−2.5%
80−85
+2.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
−3%
65−70
+3%
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
−55%
62
+55%
Far Cry 5 65−70
−47.7%
96
+47.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 60−65
−12.5%
72
+12.5%
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
−2.4%
85−90
+2.4%
Hitman 3 75−80
−10.7%
83
+10.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
−27.8%
69
+27.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
−2.4%
40−45
+2.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 50−55
−22.2%
66
+22.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50
−34.8%
62
+34.8%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
−4.2%
50−55
+4.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
+10.3%
39
−10.3%
Battlefield 5 80−85
−2.5%
80−85
+2.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
−3%
65−70
+3%
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
−25%
50
+25%
Far Cry 5 65−70
−35.4%
88
+35.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 60−65
−10.9%
71
+10.9%
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
−2.4%
85−90
+2.4%
Hitman 3 75−80
−1.3%
76
+1.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
−5.6%
57
+5.6%
Metro Exodus 40−45
−10%
44
+10%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
−2.4%
40−45
+2.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 50−55
−11.1%
60
+11.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 84
−14.3%
96
+14.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50
−10.9%
51
+10.9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
−4.2%
50−55
+4.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
+34.4%
32
−34.4%
Battlefield 5 80−85
−2.5%
80−85
+2.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
−2.5%
41
+2.5%
Far Cry 5 65−70
−27.7%
83
+27.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 60−65
+8.5%
59
−8.5%
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
−2.4%
85−90
+2.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 44
−13.6%
50
+13.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50
+58.6%
29
−58.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
−5.1%
40−45
+5.1%
Hitman 3 40−45
−14.3%
48
+14.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
−24.2%
41
+24.2%
Metro Exodus 24−27
−12.5%
27
+12.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 20−22
−5%
21−24
+5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
−21.2%
40
+21.2%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
−3.7%
27−30
+3.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
−12.5%
27
+12.5%
Battlefield 5 55−60
−1.8%
55−60
+1.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
−66.7%
25
+66.7%
Far Cry 5 40−45
−23.3%
53
+23.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
−4.3%
49
+4.3%
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
−3.8%
55−60
+3.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
−11.1%
20
+11.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20−22
−5%
21−24
+5%
Hitman 3 24−27
−4.2%
24−27
+4.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
−5.9%
18−20
+5.9%
Metro Exodus 14−16
−7.1%
14−16
+7.1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
+0%
14−16
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
+0%
17
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 30
−10%
33
+10%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
−7.7%
14−16
+7.7%
Battlefield 5 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Far Cry 5 21−24
−23.8%
26
+23.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
−2.9%
35−40
+2.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
−10%
10−12
+10%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 25.14 25.81
Recency 22 September 2014 12 April 2021
Memory bus width 256 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2048 2560
Chip lithography 28 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 100 Watt 95 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

and

NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980 Mobile by AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 11% and lower by 24 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile Radeon RX 580 Mobile
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 980 Mobile:

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile 100
Radeon 680M 82.42

Competitors of RTX A2000 Laptop GPU by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to RTX A2000 Laptop GPU by AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 13% and lower by 29 positions in our rating.

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