NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Mobile Graphics

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Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
GeForce 900M
Release Date
October 7th, 2014
PCB Code
180-12754
Board Model
NVIDIA P2754
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
N16E-GT (GM204)
Architecture
Maxwell
Fabrication Process
28 nm
Die Size
398 mm2
Transistors Count
5.2B
Transistors Density
13.1M TRAN/mm2
CUDA Cores
1280
SMMs
10
GPCs
3
TMUs
80
ROPs
48
Clocks
Base Clock
924 MHz
Boost Clock
993 MHz
Memory Clock
1253 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
5012 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
6144 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
192-bit
Memory Bandwidth
120.3 GB/s
Physical
Interface
MXM 3.1 Type B
Width
8.2 cm
Length
10.5 cm
Module Length
10.5 cm
Module Width
8.2 cm
Power Connectors
-
Max MXM TDP
100 W
Multi-GPU Support
2-way
API Support
DirectX
12.0
Vulkan
1.0
OpenGL
4.5
OpenCL
1.1

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
47.7 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
79.4 GTexel/s
FP32 Performance
2.5 TFLOPS
FP32 Perf. per mm2
6.4 GFLOPS/mm2




 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
 
2048
-
 
7 Gbps
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
 
1536
 
1127 MHz
 
5 Gbps
 
8 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
 
1280
 
993 MHz
 
5 Gbps
 
6 GB GD5 192b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
 
1024
-
 
5 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
NVIDIA GeForce 945A
 
640
 
1176 MHz
 
1.8 Gbps
 
2 GB D3 128b
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950A
 
640
-
 
4 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
 
640
 
1085 MHz
 
1.8 Gbps
 
2 GB D3 128b
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
 
640
 
1089 MHz
 
5 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
 
640
 
1085 MHz
 
5 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
 
384
-
 
2 Gbps
 
2 GB D3 64b
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
 
384
-
 
3.6 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 64b
NVIDIA GeForce 930A
 
384
 
1124 MHz
 
2 Gbps
 
1 GB D3 64b
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
 
384
 
1124 MHz
 
2 Gbps
 
1 GB D3 64b
NVIDIA GeForce 940A
 
384
 
1124 MHz
 
2 Gbps
 
1 GB D3 64b
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
 
384
 
1124 MHz
 
2 Gbps
 
1 GB D3 64b
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
 
384
-
 
1.8 Gbps
 
1 GB D3 64b
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 
256
-
 
3.6 Gbps
 
1 GB GD5 64b
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA GRID M60
 
4096
 
1184 MHz
 
6 GB/s
 
32 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA Tesla M60
 
4096
 
1184 MHz
 
6 GB/s
 
32 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
 
2048
-
 
7 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA Quadro M5500
 
2048
 
1140 MHz
 
6.6 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA Quadro M5000
 
2048
 
1038 MHz
 
6.6 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
 
2048
 
1216 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA Quadro M4000
 
1664
-
 
6 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 224b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
 
1664
 
1178 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
3.5 GB GD5 224b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
 
1536
 
1127 MHz
 
5 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA Quadro M5000M
 
1536
 
1051 MHz
 
5 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA Tesla M6
 
1536
 
1051 MHz
 
4.6 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
 
1280
 
993 MHz
 
5 GB/s
 
6 GB GD5 192b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
 
1280
-
 
5 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA Quadro M2200 Mobile
 
1024
-
 
5.5 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 128b
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NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
 
1024
-
 
5 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
 
1024
-
 
5 GB/s
 
2 GB GD5 128b

Maxwell comes to Notebooks

NVIDIA recently unleashed an onslaught on the gaming world, an onslaught named Maxwell. We launched the new graphics architecture during GAME24, an unprecedented 24-hour celebration of gaming. And it blew away gamers across the globe.

We held onto one big secret, which we’re revealing today: the introduction of the GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M notebook GPUs.

Maxwell, the company’s 10th-generation GPU architecture, is undeniably the world’s most advanced. It solves some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing. And it does so with twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation. It’s a combination that will pay huge dividends in notebooks.

Why?

A Quick History Lesson

Let’s start with some history. NVIDIA’s 8th-generation GPU architecture, Fermi, delivered about 40% of the desktop equivalent in 2010. Kepler, our 9th generation GPU, launched in 2012, closed the gap to 60%, giving gamers 1080p resolution and “ultra” settings for the first time in a notebook.

With Maxwell, that gap shrinks to 80% of the desktop equivalent and pushes the resolution well beyond 1080p. It’s an astonishing achievement when you compare the thermal and power differences in a desktop tower and a notebook chassis.

Just like the generations preceding it, GeForce GTX 980M is the world’s fastest notebook GPU, a title NVIDIA has held for a long time. But how fast is it?

Maxwell doubles performance compared with the first Kepler notebook GPUs on “video card killers” like Battlefield 4 and Metro: Last Light. We’re pushing playable resolution to 2500×1400+ at ultra settings. But most notebooks don’t have a native resolution that high, and this is where NVIDIA gives you more than just killer frame rates.
DSR Delivers 4K-Quality Resolution

The GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs deliver a higher fidelity gaming experience even on standard 1080p display. Maxwell’s Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) technology can render games at 4K or other high-end resolutions. Then they’re scaled down to the native resolution on the notebook’s display. The results are an image that is much higher quality than one rendering directly to 1080p.

BatteryBoost Gets Better

A second ask from notebook gamers is the ability to untether from the wall socket and really game on battery. We’re addressing this with our next evolution of NVIDIA BatteryBoost. Instead of your notebook pushing every component to its max, BatteryBoost sets a maximum frame rate from 30 to 60 FPS. The driver-level governor takes over from there, running all your system components including CPU, GPU and memory at peak efficiency. All while maintaining a smooth, playable experience.

We’ve also made big improvements to BatteryBoost in the six months since its launch. The first thing you’ll notice is many more systems achieving playable frame rates on battery. This was the result of collaboration with OEMs to enhance on-battery performance.

Another big update is an improved governor to enhance battery savings. We also added features to GeForce Experience, allowing gamers to set specific game settings for use while on battery, along with a one-click optimize-for-battery button.

Anti-Aliasing Gets Amped

GeForce GTX 980M and 970M GPUs also get all the same cool technology that their desktop counterparts get. That means 30% more AA performance at the same quality with NVIDIA Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing (MFAA).

They also support Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI) technology, which better depicts indirect lighting – including diffuse lighting, specular lighting and reflections. This enables gaming GPUs to deliver real-time dynamic global illumination for the first time.

All the features, performance and efficiency combine to make Maxwell the world’s most advanced GPU architecture. Over a dozen SKUs are now available with GeForce GTX 980M and 970M.

MSI has the GT72, GS70 and GS60 models. Asus is offering the G751. Gigabyte has the Aurus X7 and P35 models. Boutique vendors like AVADirect. MainGear and OriginPC are also selling gaming powerhouses with these new GPUs.

Check with OEMs in your region for exact shipping dates of their GeForce-based notebooks. For more information on notebook GPUs that feature the Maxwell architecture, visit NVIDIA’s web site.