NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) videocard review

GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) videocard released by NVIDIA; release date: 21 September 2015. At the time of release, the videocard cost $395.82. The videocard is designed for laptop-computers and based on Maxwell 2.0 microarchitecture codenamed GM204.

Boost clock speed - 1216 MHz. Texture fill rate - 144 billion / sec. Pipelines - 2048. Floating-point performance - 4,358 gflops. Manufacturing process technology - 28 nm. Transistors count - 5,200 million. Power consumption (TDP) - 100-200 Watt.

Memory type: GDDR5. Maximum RAM amount - 4 GB. Memory bus width - 256 Bit. Memory clock speed - 7.0 GB/s. Memory bandwidth - 224 GB / s. Shared memory - 0.


3DMark Fire Strike
Graphics Score
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
Name Value
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 0

Games performance

Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)

Low, 1280x720197.40
Medium, 1366x768165.50
High, 1920x108090.00
Ultra, 1920x108081.90
4K, 3840x216031.00

Overwatch (2016)

Low, 1280x720299.90
Medium, 1366x768299.90
High, 1920x1080212.40
Ultra, 1920x1080122.05
4K, 3840x216069.40

Doom (2016)

Low, 1280x720196.40
Medium, 1366x768193.60
High, 1920x1080123.40
Ultra, 1920x1080100.15
4K, 3840x216041.40

Hitman 2016 (2016)

Low, 1280x720100.30
Medium, 1366x76893.70
High, 1920x108064.50
Ultra, 1920x108061.30
4K, 3840x216028.80

The Division (2016)

Low, 1280x720227.70
Medium, 1366x768156.20
High, 1920x108083.00
Ultra, 1920x108064.60
4K, 3840x216033.30

Far Cry Primal (2016)

Low, 1280x720153.00
Medium, 1920x1080107.00
High, 1920x108094.00
Ultra, 1920x108068.00
4K, 3840x216032.00

XCOM 2 (2016)

Low, 1280x720136.10
Medium, 1920x108095.00
High, 1920x108070.90
Ultra, 1920x108033.40
4K, 3840x216020.10

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Low, 1024x768225.90
Medium, 1366x768144.40
High, 1920x108088.40
Ultra, 1920x108068.75
4K, 3840x216033.70

Rainbow Six Siege (2015)

Low, 1024x768327.50
Medium, 1366x768247.70
High, 1920x1080149.40
Ultra, 1920x1080114.10
4K, 3840x216050.40

Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2015)

Low, 1024x76896.20
Medium, 1366x76895.00
High, 1920x108078.40
Ultra, 1920x108032.30
4K, 3840x216028.40

Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

Low, 1024x768200.00
Medium, 1366x768199.30
High, 1920x1080121.10
Ultra, 1920x1080103.00
4K, 3840x216040.15

Fallout 4 (2015)

Low, 1280x720185.20
Medium, 1366x768171.10
High, 1920x108098.20
Ultra, 1920x108079.30
4K, 3840x216034.05

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015)

Low, 1024x768167.90
Medium, 1366x768164.25
High, 1920x1080101.25
Ultra, 1920x108090.50
4K, 3840x216034.95

Anno 2205 (2015)

Low, 1024x768157.95
Medium, 1366x768145.30
High, 1920x108094.60
Ultra, 1920x108032.45
4K, 3840x216037.55

The Witcher 3 (2015)

Low, 1024x768221.45
Medium, 1366x768147.40
High, 1920x108083.50
Ultra, 1920x108044.05
4K, 3840x216030.10

Dirt Rally (2015)

Low, 1024x768381.95
Medium, 1366x768156.65
High, 1920x1080123.85
Ultra, 1920x108094.95
4K, 3840x216083.00

GTA V (2015)

Low, 1024x768167.75
Medium, 1366x768159.65
High, 1920x1080116.75
Ultra, 1920x108051.05
4K, 3840x216060.35

Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014)

Low, 1024x768189.90
Medium, 1366x768175.05
High, 1920x108097.35
Ultra, 1920x108065.40

Far Cry 4 (2014)

Low, 1024x768119.25
Medium, 1366x768116.60
High, 1920x108096.10
Ultra, 1920x108080.60

Assassin's Creed Unity (2014)

Low, 1024x768140.70
Medium, 1366x768115.55
High, 1920x108079.00
Ultra, 1920x108043.05

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014)

Low, 1024x768248.00
Medium, 1366x768190.75
High, 1920x1080115.95
Ultra, 1920x108071.65

Alien: Isolation (2014)

Low, 1024x768272.55
Medium, 1366x768252.80
High, 1920x1080188.65
Ultra, 1920x1080135.55

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)

Low, 1280x720230.00
Medium, 1344x756194.80
High, 1920x1080121.20
Ultra, 1920x108091.40

Sims 4 (2014)

Low, 1024x768180.15
Medium, 1366x768150.25
High, 1920x1080129.85
Ultra, 1920x1080120.95

Thief (2014)

Low, 1024x768123.90
Medium, 1366x768120.00
High, 1366x768116.80
Ultra, 1920x108084.40

Battlefield 4 (2013)

Low, 1024x768200.00
Medium, 1366x768200.00
High, 1366x768199.95
Ultra, 1920x108099.00
4K, 3840x216052.70

Metro: Last Light (2013)

Low, 1024x768152.75
Medium, 1366x768149.90
High, 1366x768135.80
Ultra, 1920x108091.00

BioShock Infinite (2013)

Low, 1280x720272.90
Medium, 1366x768242.65
High, 1366x768226.70
Ultra, 1920x1080116.60

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)

Ultra, 1920x1080175.40

Tomb Raider (2013)

Low, 1024x768497.90
Medium, 1366x768467.90
High, 1366x768338.10
Ultra, 1920x1080159.00

Crysis 3 (2013)

Low, 1024x768150.40
Medium, 1366x768137.05
High, 1366x768106.70
Ultra, 1920x108060.55

Specifications (specs)


Architecture Maxwell 2.0
Code name GM204
Launch date 21 September 2015
Launch price (MSRP) $395.82
Place in performance rating 1437
Price now $605.06
Type Laptop
Value for money (0-100) 20.91

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1216 MHz
CUDA cores 2048
Floating-point performance 4,358 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm
Pipelines 2048
Texture fill rate 144 billion / sec
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 100-200 Watt
Transistor count 5,200 million

Video outputs and ports

Audio input for HDMI Internal
Display Connectors Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support 1
G-SYNC support
Maximum VGA resolution 2048x1536
Multi monitor support
VGA аnalog display support 1

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Bus support PCI Express 3.0
Interface MXM-B (3.0)
Laptop size large
SLI options 1

API support

DirectX 12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL 1.2
OpenGL 4.5


Maximum RAM amount 4 GB
Memory bandwidth 224 GB / s
Memory bus width 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 7.0 GB/s
Memory type GDDR5
Shared memory 0


3D Vision
Adaptive Vertical Sync
GeForce Experience
GeForce ShadowPlay
GPU Boost
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder