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 50.78 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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
 
of 12
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 11408 (TITAN Xp)
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
49.66
 
 
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)

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
0.04
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
148.40
 
medium / 768p
143.50
 
high / 1080p
124.90
 
ultra / 1080p
113.30
 
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
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
high / 768p
141.00
 
ultra / 1080p
92.00
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
ultra / 1080p
130.00
 

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 11% and lower by 15 positions in our rating.

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