GeForce GTX 980 Mobile 

Released September, 2015
  • 1.1 GHz
  • 8 GB GDDR5
8.4 Out of 10

NVIDIA has also been focused on memory efficiency, both for performance and power reasons, resulting in the L2 cache size been greatly increased.
by Ryan-Smith (Sep, 2014)
One of the problems we're starting to run into with mobile GPUs getting so fast is that many laptops still top out at a 1920x1080 display, and even at maximum detail there are plenty of games that will easily break 60 FPS and may start running into CPU bottlenecks.
by Jarred-Walton (Oct, 2014)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the GeForce GTX 980 Mobile among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
477.02 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
546.86 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
167.09 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
111.55 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Battlefield 4

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In The News From around the web


Report: NVIDIA to Announce Mobile Pascal Graphics at Gamescom

by Sebastian Peak |
We had previously reported on the rumors of a mobile GTX 1070 and 1060, and we can only assume a 1080 will also be available (though VideoCardz is not speculating on the specs of this high-end mobile card just yet).

ZOTAC Introduces ZBOX MAGNUS EN980 VR Ready Mini-PC

by Sebastian Peak |
The ZBOX MAGNUS EN980 supplants the EN970 as the most powerful version of ZOTAC's gaming mini systems, and will come equipped with no less than an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980.
Designed with a functional minimalistic approach, it incorporates the water-cooling system, and the shape and surface dimensions to provide great effectiveness in heat dissipation, further strengthening the cooling process with the help of natural aerodynamics.
Clearly I am excited to spend more time with the latest in MSI's GT72S line of gaming notebooks thanks to the extremely impressive performance of the GTX 980 and Intel Skylake processor.
That Intel Core i7-6820HK is a quad-core HyperThreaded beast of a mobile processor scaling up to 3.6 GHz in Turbo mode.
It was simply unbelievable to see in person; a GPU inside of a gaming notebook be overclocked this far and be perfectly stable.
Again, if you were playing, and it was a blind test where you couldn't see what was powering the Oculus Rift, you would not guess that this was a gaming notebook.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GM204
Market Laptop
Clock speed 1,064 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,216 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 1.1 GHz 4 GB

raw performance

Shading units 2,048
Texture mapping units 128
Render output processors 64
Pixel rate 68.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 136.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,358 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,753 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 165W
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