NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI vs RTX 2060 Mobile
Comparison of GeForce GTX 980M SLI and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 980M SLI and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile'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 and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
2x 5200 Million
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 980M SLI and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980M SLI and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980M SLI and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. 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.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980M SLI and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980M SLI and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12_1, Shader 5.0
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980M SLI and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 980M SLI 47.34
RTX 2060 Mobile 51.84 +9.5%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 980M SLI 124076 +23%
RTX 2060 Mobile 100858
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 980M SLI 13467
RTX 2060 Mobile 14253 +5.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 980M SLI 18632 +18.6%
RTX 2060 Mobile 15713
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 980M SLI 22006 +6.6%
RTX 2060 Mobile 20649
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 980M SLI 47841
RTX 2060 Mobile 57644 +20.5%
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980M SLI and GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (3072 vs 1920)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
9.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (29 January 2019 vs 7 October 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (115 vs 200 watts)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
So, GTX 980M SLI or RTX 2060 Mobile?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.
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