GTX 980M with i7-4770K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of GTX 980M is simply ridiculous. For the most part, the GTX 980M is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. In terms of memory, the GTX 980M 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. This combination between GTX 980M and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 980M and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

GTX 980M with i7-4770K 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Price $ 1,345.0
Year 2014
Maximum Recorded Temperature 81C
Max Fan Noise 48.1dB
Recommended Power Supply 125W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99) *closest mobile equivalent*
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 53.1 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 38.2 FPS
Average 4K Performance 22.5 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 25.3
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 35.2
4K Cost Per Frame $ 59.8
Series GTX 980M
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Overall Combination Score 38/100 Weak

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q $ 1,106
35.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
28.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
27.5 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
25.5 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
24.5 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
24.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
24.5 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile $ 1,275
23.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
22.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
19.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
18.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
18.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
18.2 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
17.0 FPS

The GTX 980M sits between the GTX 980 Mobile and the GTX 980MX, falling slower than GTX 980 Mobile by 0% and faster than GTX 980MX by 0%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 980 Mobile.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q $ 1,106
72.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
59.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
52.7 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
47.7 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
44.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
43.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
38.2 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 M290X $ 1,209
37.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
36.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
31.6 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
31.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M $ 1,162
28.7 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M $ 1,083
25.9 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M $ 1,058
24.5 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX $ 1,058
24.5 FPS

The GTX 980M sits between the GTX 980 Mobile and the GTX 980MX, falling slower than GTX 980 Mobile by 0% and faster than GTX 980MX by 0%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 980 Mobile. The GTX 980M averaged 51.1 fps in , topping the R9 M290X by a good margin.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q $ 1,106
55.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
45.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
40.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
39.8 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile $ 1,275
37.8 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
36.4 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
36.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
36.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
36.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
35.1 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
33.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
30.5 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
29.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
25.5 FPS

The GTX 980M sits between the GTX 980 Mobile and the GTX 980MX, falling slower than GTX 980 Mobile by 0% and faster than GTX 980MX by 0%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 980 Mobile.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q $ 1,106
60.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
44.4 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
40.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
40.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
40.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
39.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
35.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
34.8 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
33.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
32.3 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 M290X $ 1,209
30.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
30.1 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M $ 1,162
30.1 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
28.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
23.5 FPS
2012 AMD Radeon HD 7970M $ 1,079
22.4 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M $ 1,083
22.4 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M $ 1,058
21.7 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX $ 1,058
21.7 FPS

The GTX 980M sits between the GTX 980 Mobile and the GTX 980MX, falling slower than GTX 980 Mobile by 0% and faster than GTX 980MX by 0%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 980 Mobile. The GTX 980M averaged 40.6 fps in , topping the R9 M290X by a good margin.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q $ 1,106
74.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
65.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
58.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
52.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
51.3 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
49.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile $ 1,275
45.5 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
43.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
42.3 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
41.1 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
38.2 FPS

The GTX 980M sits between the GTX 980 Mobile and the GTX 980MX, falling slower than GTX 980 Mobile by 0% and faster than GTX 980MX by 0%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 980 Mobile.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
45
50.4
2019 Anthem
29
32.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
42
47.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
54
60.1
2019 Metro Exodus
24
26.7
2019 World War Z
45
51.1
2019 Gears of War 5
35
39.0
2019 F1 2019
44
48.9
2019 GreedFall
39
44.0
2019 Borderlands 3
27
30.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
53
59.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
20
22.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
32
36.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
39
43.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
22
24.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
38
42.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
32
36.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
51.1
2018 Fallout 76
52
58.8
2018 Hitman 2
41
46.2
2018 Just Cause 4
33
37.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
35
39.9
2018 Strange Brigade
56
62.8
2018 Battlefield V
45
51.1
2017 Dawn of War III
49
55.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
37
42.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
35.7
2017 Destiny 2
61
68.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
36
40.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
51.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
46
51.3
2017 For Honor
61
68.4
2017 Project CARS 2
43
48.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
52
58.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
28
31.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
29
33.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
32
36.4
2016 Doom
69
77.1
2016 F1 2016
49
55.1
2016 Hitman
40
44.9
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
52
58.0
2016 The Division
44
49.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
46
51.7
2016 Battlefield 1
57
63.4
2016 Overwatch
71
79.9
2016 Dishonored 2
31
35.3
2015 DiRT Rally
65
72.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
46.0
2015 The Witcher 3
38
43.3
2015 Total War: Attila
34
38.1
2015 Rocket League
179
199.4
2015 Need For Speed
49
55.3
2015 Project CARS
47
53.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
90
101.1
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
78
87.4
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
55
61.7
2014 Far Cry 4
51
57.3
2014 GRID Autosport
76
85.1
2014 Shadow of Mordor
58
65.5
2014 The Talos Principle
64
71.5
2014 Thief
51
57.7
2013 Bioshock Infinite
82
91.3
2013 Company of Heroes 2
43
47.9
2013 Crysis 3
45
50.0
2013 GRID 2
88
98.8
2013 Metro: Last Light
53
59.1
2013 Total War: Rome 2
56
62.3
2013 Battlefield 4
59
66.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
123
136.8
2009 League of Legends
230
256.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
53
59.6

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
37.5
2019 Anthem
20
25.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
29
37.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
40.5
2019 Metro Exodus
16
20.9
2019 World War Z
29
37.3
2019 Gears of War 5
22
28.3
2019 F1 2019
27
34.6
2019 GreedFall
25
31.8
2019 Borderlands 3
17
21.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
42.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
14
18.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
22
28.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
24.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
19.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24
30.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19
23.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
34
43.4
2018 Fallout 76
37
46.9
2018 Hitman 2
24
30.1
2018 Just Cause 4
21
27.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
27.9
2018 Strange Brigade
34
43.7
2018 Battlefield V
31
39.2
2017 Dawn of War III
29
36.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
24
30.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
28.7
2017 Destiny 2
47
58.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
31.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
33.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
29
37.0
2017 For Honor
31
39.9
2017 Project CARS 2
27
34.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
42
53.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
21
27.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
18
22.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
24
30.1
2016 Doom
41
51.5
2016 F1 2016
37
47.2
2016 Hitman
26
33.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
31
39.3
2016 The Division
30
37.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
36.7
2016 Battlefield 1
37
46.8
2016 Overwatch
43
54.9
2016 Dishonored 2
24
30.2
2015 DiRT Rally
40
50.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
24
31.0
2015 The Witcher 3
25
31.9
2015 Total War: Attila
20
25.4
2015 Rocket League
68
85.5
2015 Need For Speed
34
42.8
2015 Project CARS
32
40.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
52
65.4
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
52
65.7
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
33
41.5
2014 Far Cry 4
32
41.2
2014 GRID Autosport
52
65.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
36
45.7
2014 The Talos Principle
40
50.3
2014 Thief
31
39.3
2013 Bioshock Infinite
47
59.6
2013 Company of Heroes 2
24
30.9
2013 Crysis 3
24
31.0
2013 GRID 2
56
70.8
2013 Metro: Last Light
39
49.0
2013 Total War: Rome 2
32
40.5
2013 Battlefield 4
34
42.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
91
114.0
2009 League of Legends
114
142.5
2008 Crysis: Warhead
30
37.7

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
15
22.4
2019 Anthem
9
14.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
13
19.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
14
20.0
2019 Metro Exodus
9
13.1
2019 World War Z
15
21.5
2019 Gears of War 5
12
17.9
2019 F1 2019
15
22.0
2019 GreedFall
9
13.1
2019 Borderlands 3
7
11.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
17
25.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
11.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
12
17.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
15
22.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
9
14.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
12
18.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
8
12.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
20
28.7
2018 Fallout 76
18
25.9
2018 Hitman 2
12
17.5
2018 Just Cause 4
10
14.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9
13.4
2018 Strange Brigade
16
23.8
2018 Battlefield V
14
20.3
2017 Dawn of War III
13
18.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
12
17.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
11
16.1
2017 Destiny 2
20
29.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
17.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
18.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17
25.6
2017 For Honor
14
20.0
2017 Project CARS 2
19
28.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
31
44.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
15
21.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
8
11.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
16
23.8
2016 Doom
18
27.0
2016 F1 2016
18
26.7
2016 Hitman
12
18.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
13
19.3
2016 The Division
13
18.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
14
20.2
2016 Battlefield 1
17
25.1
2016 Overwatch
19
28.4
2016 Dishonored 2
16
23.9
2015 DiRT Rally
18
26.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
17
25.5
2015 The Witcher 3
12
18.3
2015 Total War: Attila
8
12.6
2015 Rocket League
27
39.9
2015 Need For Speed
19
28.5
2015 Project CARS
19
28.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
21
30.3
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
25
36.7
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
14
21.0
2014 Far Cry 4
15
21.8
2014 GRID Autosport
26
37.4
2014 Shadow of Mordor
17
25.1
2014 The Talos Principle
19
27.7
2014 Thief
23
33.5
2013 Bioshock Infinite
21
30.2
2013 Crysis 3
10
14.8
2013 GRID 2
26
37.3
2013 Metro: Last Light
18
26.1
2013 Total War: Rome 2
13
18.8
2013 Battlefield 4
21
31.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
71
102.6
2009 League of Legends
39
57.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
24
35.1
GTX 980M with i7-4770K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

GTX 980M Specifications

GTX 980M Board Design

Board NumberP2754 SKU 3
OutputsNo outputs
Power ConnectorsNone
Slot WidthMXM Module
TDPunknown

GTX 980M Clock Speeds

GPU Clock540 MHz
Memory Clock1253 MHz 5012 MHz effective

GTX 980M Graphics Card

Bus InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
GenerationGeForce 900M
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateOct 7th, 2014

GTX 980M Graphics Features

CUDA5.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.4
Vulkan1.1.103

GTX 980M Graphics Processor

ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0
Die Size398 mm²
FoundryTSMC
GPU NameGM204
GPU VariantN16E-GX-A1
Process Size28 nm
Transistors5,200 million

GTX 980M Memory

Bandwidth160.4 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size8 GB
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 980M Render Config

L1 Cache48 KB (per SMM)
L2 Cache2 MB
ROPs64
SMM Count12
Shading Units1536
TMUs96

GTX 980M Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance1.659 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance51.84 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate34.56 GPixel/s
Texture Rate51.84 GTexel/s

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