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 35.60 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
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM204
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
7 October 2014
 

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
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
1536
 
Core clock speed
1038 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1127 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
51.84 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,659 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980M.
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
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card 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
34.60
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
Unigine Heaven 4.0
1417
Passmark
5895
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
9400
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.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fortnite on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
214
 
medium / 1080p
178
 
high / 1080p
86
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
4k / 2160p
19
 

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
113
 
medium / 1080p
85
 
high / 1080p
79
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
17
 

Gameplay video

Video of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) gameplay on GeForce GTX 980M.

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

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

low / 720p
231
 
medium / 768p
217
 
high / 1080p
140
 
ultra / 1080p
86
 
4k / 2160p
47
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
135
 
medium / 768p
115
 
high / 1080p
84
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
41
 

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
232
 
medium / 768p
186
 
high / 1080p
111
 
ultra / 1080p
93
 
4k / 2160p
36
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
116
 
ultra / 1080p
110
 

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
recommended GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on GeForce GTX 980M.

ultra / 1080p
230
 

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
121
 
medium / 1080p
67
 
high / 1080p
59
 
ultra / 1080p
56
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

Far Cry 5

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Far Cry 5 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 670
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 5 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
96
 
medium / 1080p
58
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
50
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

Forza Horizon 4

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Forza Horizon 4 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
115
 
medium / 1080p
74
 
high / 1080p
68
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
26
 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Kingdom Come: Deliverance official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Kingdom Come: Deliverance on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
97
 
medium / 1080p
62
 
high / 1080p
52
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

Monster Hunter World

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Monster Hunter World on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
78
 
medium / 1080p
50
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
34
 
4k / 2160p
10
 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Shadow of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
98
 
medium / 1080p
51
 
high / 1080p
45
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 760

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
69
 
medium / 1080p
55
 
high / 1080p
50
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

Destiny 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Destiny 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Destiny 2 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
114
 
medium / 1080p
90
 
high / 1080p
80
 
ultra / 1080p
65
 
4k / 2160p
24
 

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
108
 
medium / 1080p
57
 
high / 1080p
50
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 
4k / 2160p
19
 

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
82
 
medium / 1080p
67
 
high / 1080p
40
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
17
 

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
197
 
medium / 1080p
108
 
high / 1080p
81
 
ultra / 1080p
72
 
4k / 2160p
24
 

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
148
 
medium / 1080p
90
 
high / 1080p
78
 
ultra / 1080p
53
 
4k / 2160p
8
 

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
138
 
medium / 768p
124
 
high / 1080p
77
 
ultra / 1080p
70
 
4k / 2160p
29
 

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum Radeon HD 5570
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 768p
77
 
medium / 768p
63
 
high / 1080p
56
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
45
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
96
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
4k / 2160p
13
 

Dishonored 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Dishonored 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored 2 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
74
 
medium / 768p
68
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
26
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

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

low / 720p
122
 
medium / 768p
101
 
high / 1080p
57
 
ultra / 1080p
56
 
4k / 2160p
23
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

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

low / 720p
98
 
medium / 1080p
71
 
high / 1080p
63
 
ultra / 1080p
46
 
4k / 2160p
21
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
140
 
medium / 768p
93
 
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
22
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

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

low / 720p
142
 
medium / 768p
107
 
high / 1080p
55
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 
4k / 2160p
21
 

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
144
 
medium / 768p
133
 
high / 1080p
73
 
ultra / 1080p
66
 
4k / 2160p
24
 

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 720p
87
 
medium / 768p
78
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
19
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

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

low / 720p
88
 
medium / 1080p
61
 
high / 1080p
47
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

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

low / 720p
131
 
medium / 768p
125
 
high / 1080p
72
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
24
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
106
 
medium / 768p
100
 
high / 1080p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 
4k / 2160p
24
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
182
 
medium / 768p
160
 
high / 1080p
88
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 
4k / 2160p
28
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
172
 
medium / 768p
102
 
high / 1080p
61
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
4k / 2160p
22
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on GeForce GTX 980M.

low / 768p
198
 
medium / 768p
168
 
high / 1080p
146
 
ultra / 1080p
134
 
4k / 2160p
45
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
145
 
medium / 768p
127
 
high / 1080p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
104
 
high / 1080p
73
 
ultra / 1080p
62
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
187
 
medium / 768p
138
 
high / 1080p
109
 
ultra / 1080p
104
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
196
 
medium / 768p
194
 
high / 768p
156
 
ultra / 1080p
72
 
4k / 2160p
36
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
138
 
medium / 768p
119
 
high / 768p
95
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
417
 
medium / 768p
363
 
high / 768p
247
 
ultra / 1080p
105
 

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on GeForce GTX 980M.

ultra / 1080p
184
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on GeForce GTX 980M.

high / 768p
126
 
ultra / 1080p
86
 

World of Warcraft

2005

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980M performance compared to World of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980M
minimum HD Graphics 530
recommended GeForce GTX 960

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warcraft on GeForce GTX 980M.

ultra / 1080p
89
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980M from AMD is Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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