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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M

Graphics Processor
GM204
Cores
1536
TMUs
96
ROPs
64
Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
The GeForce GTX 980M was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in October 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GM204 graphics processor, in its N16E-GX-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The GM204 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 398 mm² and 5,200 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked GeForce GTX 980, which uses the same GPU but has all 2048 shaders enabled, NVIDIA has disabled some shading units on the GeForce GTX 980M to reach the product's target shader count. It features 1536 shading units, 96 texture mapping units and 64 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 8,192 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1038 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1127 MHz, memory is running at 1253 MHz.
Being a mxm module card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is not exactly known. This device has no display connectivity, as it is not designed to have monitors connected to it.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GM204
GPU Variant
N16E-GX-A1
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
5,200 million
Die Size
398 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Oct 7th, 2014
Generation
GeForce 900M
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
MXM-B (3.0)

Relative Performance

3%
GeForce 210
3%
GeForce 9400 GT
4%
Radeon HD 4550
5%
Radeon HD 5450
6%
Radeon HD 6450
6%
GeForce GT 520
8%
GeForce GT 220
10%
GeForce GT 430
10%
Radeon HD 5570
11%
Radeon HD 4670
12%
GeForce GT 440
12%
GeForce GT 240
14%
GeForce 9600 GT
15%
Radeon HD 5670
16%
GeForce GT 640
16%
GeForce 9800 GT
17%
Radeon HD 6670
18%
Radeon HD 4830
19%
Radeon HD 4770
20%
Radeon HD 4850
20%
GeForce GTS 250
21%
GeForce GTS 450
22%
Radeon HD 5750
25%
Radeon HD 7750
25%
Radeon HD 5770
25%
GeForce GTX 260
26%
Radeon HD 4870
26%
Radeon Vega 8
26%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
26%
GeForce GTX 650
28%
Radeon HD 5830
29%
Radeon HD 6790
30%
Radeon HD 4890
31%
GeForce GTX 460
31%
Radeon RX Vega 11
31%
GeForce GT 1030
31%
GeForce GTX 275
32%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
32%
GeForce GTX 280
32%
GeForce GTX 465
34%
Radeon HD 6850
34%
GeForce GTX 285
37%
Radeon HD 5850
38%
Radeon HD 7790
38%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
39%
Radeon RX 550
39%
GeForce GTX 470
41%
Radeon HD 6870
44%
Radeon HD 5870
45%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
45%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
46%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
46%
Radeon HD 6950
48%
GeForce GTX 295
48%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
49%
Radeon HD 7850
50%
GeForce GTX 480
52%
Radeon HD 6970
53%
Radeon R7 265
54%
Radeon RX 460
54%
Radeon R7 370
54%
GeForce GTX 660
54%
GeForce GTX 570
55%
Radeon RX 560
58%
GeForce GTX 950
59%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
60%
Radeon R9 270X
61%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
61%
GeForce GTX 580
62%
GeForce GTX 1050
62%
Radeon HD 7950
63%
Radeon HD 5970
65%
GeForce GTX 760
70%
GeForce GTX 670
72%
GeForce GTX 960
74%
Radeon R9 380
74%
Radeon R9 285
75%
Radeon HD 7970
75%
GeForce GTX 680
77%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
79%
GeForce GTX 770
81%
Radeon HD 6990
83%
Radeon R9 280X
84%
GeForce GTX 590
84%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
93%
GeForce GTX 780
97%
GeForce GTX 1650
100%
GeForce GTX 980M
103%
Radeon RX 470
104%
Radeon R9 290
111%
Radeon R9 390
112%
Radeon R9 290X
113%
GeForce GTX 970
115%
GeForce GTX TITAN
116%
Radeon RX 570
116%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
118%
Radeon R9 390X
118%
Radeon HD 7990
119%
Radeon RX 480
120%
GeForce GTX 690
126%
Radeon RX 580
129%
GeForce GTX 980
131%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
131%
Radeon R9 FURY
131%
Radeon RX 590
144%
Radeon R9 295X2
146%
Radeon R9 FURY X
149%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
160%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
168%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
169%
GeForce GTX 1070
176%
Radeon RX Vega 56
191%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
196%
Radeon RX Vega 64
196%
GeForce RTX 2060
201%
GeForce GTX 1080
231%
Radeon VII
231%
GeForce RTX 2070
242%
TITAN X Pascal
248%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
268%
GeForce RTX 2080
310%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1038 MHz
Boost Clock
1127 MHz
Memory Clock
1253 MHz
5012 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
160.4 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
1536
TMUs
96
ROPs
64
SMM Count
12
L1 Cache
48 KB (per SMM)
L2 Cache
2 MB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
72.13 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
108.2 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
3.462 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
108.2 GFLOPS (1:32)

Board Design

Slot Width
MXM Module
TDP
unknown
Outputs
No outputs
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P2754 SKU 3

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.103
CUDA
5.2
Shader Model
6.4

Retail boards based on this design (1)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
Alienware GTX 980M 4 GB 1038 MHz 1127 MHz 1253 MHz 4 GB