NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile vs GTX 980M SLI
Comparison of GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and 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 RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI'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
207.4 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI 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 RTX 2070 Mobile and 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.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
448.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
RTX 2070 Mobile 60.21 +3.4%
GTX 980M SLI 58.22
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
RTX 2070 Mobile 116122
GTX 980M SLI 124076 +6.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
RTX 2070 Mobile 16924 +25.7%
GTX 980M SLI 13467
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
RTX 2070 Mobile 19846 +6.5%
GTX 980M SLI 18632
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
RTX 2070 Mobile 25500 +15.9%
GTX 980M SLI 22006
3DMark Vantage Performance
RTX 2070 Mobile 64151 +34.1%
GTX 980M SLI 47841
Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
3.4% 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)
550 Watt system power recommended
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI
More pipelines (3072 vs 2304)
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)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
So, RTX 2070 Mobile or GTX 980M SLI?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI. The differences in performance seem too small.
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