NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M Graphics Processor

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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-GX (GM204)
Architecture
Maxwell
Fabrication Process
28 nm
Die Size
398 mm2
Transistors Count
5.2B
Transistors Density
13.1M TRAN/mm2
CUDA Cores
1536
SMMs
12
GPCs
3
TMUs
96
ROPs
64
Clocks
Base Clock
1038 MHz
Boost Clock
1127 MHz
Memory Clock
1253 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
5012 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
8192 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
256-bit
Memory Bandwidth
160.4 GB/s
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Physical
Interface
MXM 3.1 Type B
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
Shader Model
5.0

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
66.4 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
99.6 GTexel/s
SPFP Performance
3.2 TFLOPS
Performance per mm2
8 GFLOPS/mm2





 ModelClocksMemory
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
2048 Unified Cores
1064 / 1753 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
1536 Unified Cores
1038 / 1253 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
1280 Unified Cores
924 / 1253 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
1024 Unified Cores
950 / 1253 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce 945A
640 Unified Cores
1072 / 900 MHz 2 GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950A
640 Unified Cores
1032 / 1001 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
640 Unified Cores
1029 / 900 MHz 2 GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
640 Unified Cores
1029 / 1253 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
640 Unified Cores
914 / 1253 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
384 Unified Cores
1122 / 1001 MHz 2 GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 930A
384 Unified Cores
1029 / 1001 MHz 1 GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
384 Unified Cores
1029 / 1001 MHz 1 GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 940A
384 Unified Cores
1029 / 1001 MHz 1 GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
384 Unified Cores
1029 / 1001 MHz 1 GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
384 Unified Cores
967 / 900 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
384 Unified Cores
775 / 900 MHz 1 GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
256 Unified Cores
926 / 900 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
 ModelClocksMemory
NVIDIA Tesla M60
4096 Cores
930 / 1500 MHz 16 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Tesla M6
1536 Cores
950 / 1150 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M5500
2048 Cores
1000 / 1650 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M5000M
1536 Cores
962 / 1253 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
2048 Cores
1050 / 1650 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
1280 Cores
975 / 1253 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M4000
1664 Cores
800 / 1500 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
1024 Cores
540 / 1253 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M2200 Mobile
1024 Cores
1025 / 1375 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GRID M60
4096 Cores
930 / 1500 MHz 16 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
1536 Cores
1038 / 1253 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
2048 Cores
1064 / 1753 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
2048 Cores
1126 / 1750 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
1280 Cores
924 / 1253 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
1664 Cores
1051 / 1750 MHz 3.5 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
1024 Cores
950 / 1253 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (V)
1024 Cores
950 / 1253 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M3000 SE (V)
1024 Cores
540 / 1253 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M5000 SE (V)
1536 Cores
962 / 1253 MHz 8 GB GDDR5

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.