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8.3 Out of 10
by Ryan-Smith (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 Shawn-Baker (Sep, 2014)
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.
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by Anthony Garreffa |
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.
by Jeremy Hellstrom |
NVIDIA's Tegra X1 Delivers Stunning Performance On Ubuntu Linux @ Phoronix. In the article you will see the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC+, Gigabyte's GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming, MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G and the ASUS Strix GTX 980 Ti OC Edition.
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.
by Brett Howse |
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. If you are not afraid to open up your laptop, and you are looking for a graphics boost, you may want to check out the kits which can be found at Eurocom’s site.
Specifications Full list of technical specs
|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|
|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 bandwidth||160.4 GB/s|
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