GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 980M vs 680M among Laptop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 980M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 12,562 vs 5,897.5 Around 2.2x better 3DMark06 score
Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 34,695 vs 20,891 More than 65% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,038 MHz vs 719 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Better PassMark score 5,711 vs 3,377 Around 70% better PassMark score
Much better T-Rex score 3,360.98 vs 3,109.39 Around 10% better T-Rex score
Significantly higher pixel rate 66.4 GPixel/s vs 20.13 GPixel/s More than 3.2x higher pixel rate
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 43.25 fps vs 21.8 fps Around 2x higher crysis 3 framerate
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 26,811 vs 22,760 Around 20% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better floating-point performance 3,189 GFLOPS vs 1,932.7 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 160.4 GB/s vs 115.2 GB/s Around 40% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 719 MHz More than 55% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher BioShock infinite framerate 90.9 fps vs 45.8 fps Around 2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher texture rate 99.6 GTexel/s vs 80.5 GTexel/s Around 25% higher texture rate
Significantly higher battlefield 4 framerate 71.7 vs 31.1 More than 2.2x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Better fire strike factor score 70.8 vs 40.62 Around 75% better fire strike factor score
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,460 vs 1,775 Around 95% better PassMark direct compute score
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,146.53 frames/s vs 879.57 frames/s More than 30% better ocean surface simulation score
Slightly more shading units 1,536 vs 1,344 192 more shading units
Front view of GeForce GTX 680M

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More texture mapping units 112 vs 96 16 more texture mapping units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 980M vs 680M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980M
384.33 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 680M
99.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980M
92.63 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 680M
28.08 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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