NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile vs GTX 980M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
44.50
 
n/d
Architecture
Turing
 
Maxwell
Code name
TU106
 
n/d
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
29 January 2019
 
7 October 2014
Price now
$440
 
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Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
2304
 
3072
Core clock speed
1215 MHz
 
1038 MHz
Boost Clock
1440 MHz
 
1127 MHz
Transistor count
10,800 million
 
2x 5200 Million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
115 Watt
 
200 Watt
Texture fill rate
207.4 GTexel / s
 
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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.
Laptop size
n/d
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
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Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB / s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

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.
GeForce ShadowPlay
-
 
+
GPU Boost
n/d
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
BatteryBoost
-
 
+
VR Ready
+
 
n/d
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
GeForce Experience
n/d
 
+
Multi Monitor
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 980M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

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

Gaming performance

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)
DLSS
Raytraycing
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Multi Monitor
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)
NVIDIA GameStream
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)
Optimus Support
NVIDIA BatteryBoost

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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