GeForce GTX 980M 

Released October, 2014
  • 1 GHz
  • 8 GB GDDR5
7.5 Out of 10

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While the gains aren't as strong here as we saw under 3DMark 11, you can see looking above that the NVIDIA setup, though, has no issue separating itself from the top AMD offering.
by Shawn-Baker (Sep, 2014)
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)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the GeForce GTX 980M among Laptop GPUs


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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


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Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTX 980M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


GeForce GTX 980M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

GeForce GTX 980M

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 980M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980M
308.42 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
546.86 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970M
81.91 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980M
114.04 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970M
98.31 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
111.55 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 970M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 970M

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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NVIDIA Launches GTX 960M/950M and GeForce 940M/930M/920M

by Jarred Walton |
Considering the GTX 965M has 1024 CUDA cores many felt it would use GM206 as well, but that didn’t happen; in a similar fashion, those expecting (hoping) GTX 960M and 950M would use a derivative of GM206 are also going to be disappointed and it continues to use the GM107 chip.
Interestingly, the clocks and core configurations mean that potentially the GTX 950M is actually a bit slower than GTX 850M (640 cores at 936MHz + Boost compared to 914MHz + Boost), but NVIDIA doesn't disclose the full range of base clocks and Boost clocks so the 950M will hit higher clocks on average compared to 850M.
Although not inexpensive, it will allow customers to get some extra mileage out of their laptop, especially with the major improvements in performance we have seen with the Maxwell 2 based GTX 980M and GTX 970M.
This will let owners of older laptops, who are not interested in a complete upgrade, obtain the power of the new Maxwell 2 based GPUs from NVIDIA in their laptop.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GM204
Market Laptop
Clock speed 1,038 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,127 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 540 MHz 8 GB

raw performance

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


Memory clock speed 1,253 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 160.4 GB/s
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How much is the 980m cost outright?
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I have a laptop equipped with the gtx 970m. Is the performance increase of the gtx 980m worth upgrading. Judgeing by the numbers benchmarks. There doesn't seem to be an significant increase in performance between the 970m and the 980m .
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