NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 980M SLI sales 7 October 2014. This is a high-end Maxwell architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied.

Its power consumption is at 200 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 60.69 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
7 October 2014
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3072
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1038 MHz
 
of 1607
Boost Clock
1127 MHz
 
Transistor count
2x 5200 Million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
60.69
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
124076.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
13467.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
18632.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
22006.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
47841.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
210.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
96.00
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
188.40
 
medium / 768p
171.20
 
high / 1080p
135.00
 
ultra / 1080p
127.20
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
199.30
 
medium / 768p
199.00
 
high / 768p
197.90
 
ultra / 1080p
124.80
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
163.40
 
medium / 768p
150.10
 
high / 768p
123.70
 
ultra / 1080p
72.30
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
148.40
 
medium / 768p
143.50
 
high / 1080p
124.90
 
ultra / 1080p
113.30
 

Relative perfomance

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