NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M Benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU benchmark and specs - 4 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 980M for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

30 %
Good score from 2 samples
High uncertainty

Ranked 126th out of 526 in the GPU Database. Tests performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Benchmark Average 10% Low 1% Low
Flux Core
Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes
33 FPS 25 FPS 24 FPS
Randomly generated noise sphere test
27 FPS 27 FPS 28 FPS
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
23 FPS 19 FPS 19 FPS
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
22 FPS 20 FPS 21 FPS

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Geekbench (CUDA)
Geekbench (CUDA)
Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
3DMark Graphics
3DMark Graphics
21,520 23,785 26,093 2,939

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GPU Comparison

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Core Clock 1038 MHz
Boost Clock 1127 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 160.4 GB/s
TDP 100 W
Floating Point Performance 3.46 TFLOPS
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 72 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 108 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1536
Texture Mapping Units 96
Render Output Processors 64


The GeForce GTX 980M is a GPU from NVIDIA. This chip has a good gaming score at 30% in our GPU benchmark.

The GeForce GTX 980M has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 156 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 980M GPU core runs at a frequency of 1038 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1127 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.

The performance specs of the GeForce GTX 980M are a raw floating-point performance of 3.46 TFLOPS : this represents the number of floating point (decimal) operations completed per second. In addition, this NVIDIA GPU has a pixel rate of 72 Gigapixels/s, the number of pixels the GPU is capable of outputting every second. Furthermore, it has a texture fill rate of 108 Gigatexels/s, the number of pixels the GPU can renderer per second.

As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 980M supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

The raw technical specs of the GeForce GTX 980M are: 1536 total shading units (general purpose parallel cores capable of processing different aspects of the graphics pipeline), 96 texture mapping units (specialised processors for texture operations, this determines the texture rate) and 64 render output processors or units (the final step in the rendering pipeline, responsible for rasterising the image)

Power and thermals for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 100 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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