NVIDIA has finally caught up with its mobile GPUs – releases NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 for notebooks
The day has come. NVIDIA has just released its latest mobile GPU that’s 35% faster than the current most powerful mobile graphics card – GeForce GTX 980M. Interestingly, the company has named the GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 because it wants to imply that the laptop-class GPU performs just as well as the desktop-class variant. All of its specs are identical to the ones found on the desktop-class GPU.
Below you can see some results published on the web by PCWorld and Eurogamer that confirm the initial claims of NVIDIA. And no wonder! The notebook-class GPU has 2048 CUDA cores, 128 texture mapping units and 64 raster operation units, while the 980M has 1536 CUDA cores, 96 texture mapping units, and 64 ROPs. The clocks of the GPU are identical to the desktop-class 980 too – 1126 – 1218 MHz. Speaking of the GPU, the graphics card integrates the same GPU used inside the “big” GTX 980 – GM204. Not only that, but the memory remains 8GB GDDR5, 256-bit bus clocked at 1753 MHz (7.0 GHz is the effective and the 980M also had 5.0 GHz and 4GB GDDR5 VRAM).
However, the best part is that the GPU will be unlocked for overclocking going up to 1400 MHz, but the TDP goes between 125 and 150W as well, which is rather impressive to be honest. The graphics card will be available in SLI configurations in the near future and it will be interesting to see how the cooling will be done to support the system.
|GTX 980 (notebook version)||GTX 980M|
|Clock speed||1064 – 1218 MHz with full OC support||1038 MHz|
|Memory||8GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5|
|Memory frequency||7008 MHz||5000 MHz|