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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 980MX

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980MX

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Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,012 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 192 GB/s vs 160.4 GB/s Around 20% higher memory bandwidth
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 980M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M

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Higher pixel rate 66.4 GPixel/s vs 58.8 GPixel/s Around 15% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 64 vs 56 8 more render output processors

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 980MX  vs 980M 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 980M
160.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 980MX
58.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 980M
66.4 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 980MX
109.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 980M
99.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 980MX
3,494 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 980M
3,189 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce GTX 980MX  vs
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GM204 GM204
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,038 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz 1,127 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 540 MHz 8 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,664 1,536
Texture mapping units 104 96
Render output processors 56 64
Pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s 66.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s 99.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS 3,189 GFLOPS


GeForce GTX 980MX  vs
Memory clock speed 1,500 MHz 1,253 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz 5,012 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 192 GB/s 160.4 GB/s

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