GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 980M vs 970M among Laptop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

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

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

7.3

Overall Score

Winner
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

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M

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Better PassMark score 5,711 vs 4,048 More than 40% better PassMark score
More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Better 3DMark06 score 12,562 vs 9,904.5 More than 25% better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 160.4 GB/s vs 120.3 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 34,695 vs 30,252 Around 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much better T-Rex score 3,360.98 vs 1,845.68 More than 80% better T-Rex score
Higher pixel rate 66.4 GPixel/s vs 49.8 GPixel/s Around 35% higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,189 GFLOPS vs 2,657.3 GFLOPS More than 20% better floating-point performance
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 99.6 GTexel/s vs 83 GTexel/s Around 20% higher texture rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 993 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Better face detection score 93.65 mPixels/s vs 59.43 mPixels/s Around 60% better face detection score
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,280 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 96 vs 80 16 more texture mapping units
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 90.9 fps vs 71.9 fps More than 25% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 43.25 vs 33.4 Around 30% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 43.25 fps vs 33.4 fps Around 30% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better fire strike factor score 70.8 vs 59.95 Around 20% better fire strike factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,460 vs 2,799 Around 25% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 970M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 970M vs the 980M Retail.

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 980M vs 970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980M
383.87 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970M
81.91 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980M
93.65 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970M
59.43 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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Comments

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Lol my 980M on PremaMOD will perform as good as a GTX 1060 if I overclocked and overvolted it enough, the 970M is nothing compared to a overclocked 980M
Check out PremaMOD...
The 970m should be enough for high to ultra on BF4, right?
Its right there under benchmarks, the top right. The 970m beats it by just under 200 points .
so if I OC my 970m, i wonder what performance I can hit
Right up there on 'Benchmarks'
Right up there on 'Benchmarks'
Absurdly ! That said No winner declared. 980 definitely is a winner.
are you blind, no it didn't
No it didn't, where are you seeing that?
Either the benchmark is crap or the benchmark is crap (Futuremark 11). I love my GS70 2QE81 ( + added 256GB SSD myself ), I get 60+ fps in BF4 High Settings 150% SSAO ( i use vsync to reduce tearing ) so the time i got 60 fps i stopped tweaking.
The 970M just beat the 980M in the 3D Mark 11 test WTF..............
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