NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI

Summary

This is high-end Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 200 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 58.46 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980M SLI'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 SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3072
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1038 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1127 MHz
 
Transistor count
2x 5200 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980M SLI'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
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980M SLI: 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
2x 8 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 14000
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 12_1)
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
58.65
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
124076
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
13467
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
18632
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
22006
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
47841
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
210
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980M SLI is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.05
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
148
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
125
 
ultra / 1080p
113
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
188
 
medium / 768p
171
 
high / 1080p
135
 
ultra / 1080p
127
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
199
 
medium / 768p
199
 
high / 768p
198
 
ultra / 1080p
125
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
163
 
medium / 768p
150
 
high / 768p
124
 
ultra / 1080p
72
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
120
 
medium / 768p
120
 
ultra / 1080p
120
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
high / 768p
141
 
ultra / 1080p
92
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
ultra / 1080p
130
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980M SLI from AMD is Radeon RX 470 Mobile, which is slower by 29% and lower by 33 positions in our rating.

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