NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI Review. Specifications and Benchmark Results

It is time to review NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI performance. The base clock speed is 1038 MHz, whilst its speed in turbo boost and supplementary overclocking (maximum) is 1127 MHz.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI process technology is 28 nm that is a good result of the release date.

NVIDIA manufacture has equipped graphic chips with  bandwidth and 1038 MHz clock speed. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI maximum memory is 2x 8 GB.

We recommend you learn all technical specifications in separate sections for a common understanding and high-speed of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI.

General Information

Here is the release date, code name, core architecture, launch and current price. It is the general information to start learning NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI.

Place in performance rating: 83
Architecture: Maxwell
Type: Laptop
Release date: 7 October 2014

Technical Specifications

Here are key features that determine NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI performance in benchmarks and other apps. The higher the figures are, the better it is. Please pay attention to all the characteristics provided. For example, the clock frequency directly affects the high-speed, and processing data and performing calculations (e.g, for mining) depend on the number of transistors. Also, check the TDP figure, because modern graphics cards may require a powerful PSU.

Pipelines: 3072
Core clock speed: 1038 MHz
Boost Clock: 1127 MHz
Transistor count: 2x 5200 Million
Manufacturing process technology: 28 nm
Power consumption (TDP): 200 Watt

Dimensions and Compatibility

Nowadays, it is very important to know the dimensions - length, width and height of a desktop graphics card - and understand which power connector is included in the package. Also, please pay attention to the PCIe interface.

Laptop size: large
SLI options: +

RAM Frequency and Speed

Graphics Card Ram is a key element in computing and data storage - type, size, clock frequency and bandwidth - that directly affect the speed of work in gaming and working apps, which are currently quite demanding on graphics card resources. Note please the memory standard. The higher it is, the better it is. Let's learn more about NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI video memory specifications.

Memory type: GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount: 2x 8 GB
Memory bus width: 2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed: 5000 MHz
Shared memory: -

Technologies

Healthy competition drives progress, so each manufacturer tries to surprise its consumer with special technologies available in this graphics card. This can be useful in graphics or gaming apps.

GPU Boost: +
CUDA: +
GeForce Experience: +
Optimus: +
GeForce ShadowPlay: +
BatteryBoost: +

API support

Here are general standards for DirectX and other unified complexes for the development of 3D images supported by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI .

DirectX: DirectX 12_1, Shader 5.0
Vulkan: +

Overall NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI Gaming Performance

Find out to what extent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI is suitable for gaming! We have compiled a database of popular games and their system requirements* that allows you to quickly and easily estimate its gaming performance at different screen resolutions. Graphics card gaming test is based on FPS. * There is a little margin error in the estimation of data.


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Legend
5 Stutter – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. As per interpolation of the similar graphics cards showing low frame rates, the game is possible to lag.
May Stutter – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. As per interpolation of the similar graphics cards showing low frame rates, the game is possible to lag.
30 Fluent – In considering all graphics benchmarks, the game speed is likely to be 25 fps or more.
40 Fluent – In considering all graphics benchmarks, the game speed is likely to be 35 fps or more.
60 Fluent – In considering all graphics benchmarks, the game speed is likely to be 58 fps or more.
May Run Fluently – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. As per interpolation of the similar graphics cards showing low frame rates, the game is possible to lag.
? Uncertain – The graphics card testing has revealed a slower card might ensure a high and stable frame rate.
Uncertain – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. The interpolation in the same category is not possible.
The value depicts the average frame rate. Hovering over the value, you can get individual results.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI in Benchmarks

Let's sum up the review by comparing the benchmarks results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI 5 competitive models similar in technical specifications. The first block is the overall result for all benchmarks, then all the others, which this particular model was tested on. The higher the benchmark score, the faster a video card performs in graphics apps and modern games. If you have any additional questions, please leave them in the comments, we will definitely help!

Overall benchmark performance

4.2 Out of 13 CMPTEK score