NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 980M sales 7 October 2014. This is Maxwell 2.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 34.69 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
32.76
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM204
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
7 October 2014
 
Price now
$290
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980M'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 980M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
CUDA cores
1536
 
Core clock speed
1038 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1127 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
51.84
 
Floating-point performance
3462 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980M'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)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980M: 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
8 GB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980M. 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
 
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

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

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

34.69

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

327632

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

65241

3DMark Fire Strike Score

8343

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

9682

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

12517

3DMark Vantage Performance

31944

Unigine Heaven 3.0

111

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

42

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

5

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

47

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

23

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

84

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

6

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

27

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

39

Unigine Heaven 4.0

1417

Passmark

7513

Octane Render OctaneBench

66

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 980M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
383 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980M 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 980M from AMD is Radeon RX 5300M, which is faster by 9% and higher by 16 positions in our rating.

User rating

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