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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M is an upper mid-range DirectX 11-compatible graphics card for laptops. Compared to the GTX 760M, the 765M offers a higher core clock rate from the same GK106 architecture.

As a novelty, the GeForce 700M series implements GPU Boost 2.0 to automatically overclock the core clock rate. Depending on the cooling headroom provided by the laptop and the application or game, up to 15 % performance gains are possible.

Architecture
The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK106 Kepler core offers five shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the GTX 765M, four blocks are active for a total of 768 CUDA cores. Although the Kepler architecture can utilize more shader cores than a Fermi chip, its shaders can be up to twice as power efficient.  However, due to the missing hot clock of the shader domain, two shaders of a Kepler chip are of similar speed to one shader of a Fermi chip (as the latter is clocked twice as fast).

PCIe 3.0 is now supported by the mobile Kepler series and an optional Turbo mode can automatically overclock the Nvidia card by a theoretical 15 percent if the laptop cooling system allows it. The implementation of this boost mode is done in the BIOS, but it is ultimately dependent upon the manufacturer of the laptop.

Performance
The graphics performance of the GeForce GTX 765M is clearly above the GTX 660M thanks to the higher amount of shaders. The maximum performance may differ a bit depending on the cooling solution of the laptop due to better utilization of GPU Boost 2.0 on laptops with more effective cooling solutions. In our tests the average performance of the GTX 765M was above the older GTX 670MX. Demanding games like Metro: Last Light, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3 or even SimCity were playable in 1366x768 pixels and high detail settings at fluent frame rates. Older and less demanding games like Star Craft 2 however were playable in Full HD with all settings set to max.

Features
The feature set of the GTX 765M is identical to the GTX 670MX as both are based on the same GK106 core. Therefore the GPU supports up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840x2160 pixels can now be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a if available. HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK104 core and offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Finally, the dedicated video encoding engine called NVENC API similar to Intel QuickSync is integrated in the chip.

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 765M should be between 50 and 75 Watt (similar to the 660M and 670MX, respectively, according to rumors) and is therefore best suited for large notebooks (15-inches or greater) and desktop replacements.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 700M Series

GeForce GTX 780M SLI

3072 @ 823 MHz2x 256 Bit @ 5000 MHz

GeForce GTX 770M SLI

1920 @ 811 MHz2x 192 Bit @ 4000 MHz

GeForce GTX 780M

1536 @ 823 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz

GeForce GTX 765M SLI

1536 @ 850 MHz2x 128 Bit @ 4000 MHz

GeForce GTX 775M

1344 @ 719 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz

GeForce GTX 770M

960 @ 811 MHz192 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 765M 768 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz

GeForce GTX 760M

768 @ 657 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
CodenameN14-GE
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed *850 MHz
Memory Speed *4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption60-65 Watt
Transistors3540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, SLI, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement30.05.2013
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 99.6      avg: 99.6 (100%)     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.6 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 87.2      avg: 90.5 (62%)     median: 88.3 (60%)     max: 95.99 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 38      avg: 49 (59%)     median: 49 (59%)     max: 60 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 83      avg: 207.3 (23%)     median: 266 (30%)     max: 273 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2301      avg: 2481.3 (13%)     median: 2479 (13%)     max: 2768 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2191      avg: 2479.1 (19%)     median: 2362 (18%)     max: 4206 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 16372      avg: 17467.5 (15%)     median: 17616 (15%)     max: 18494 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 9207      avg: 12195 (45%)     median: 12408 (45%)     max: 13312 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 90142      avg: 93188.5 (26%)     median: 93188.5 (26%)     max: 96235 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 73111      avg: 110193 (15%)     median: 115632 (15%)     max: 155159 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 27.3      avg: 27.3 (25%)     median: 27.3 (25%)     max: 27.3 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 34.3      avg: 35.5 (21%)     median: 35.8 (21%)     max: 36.3 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 2400      avg: 2400 (29%)     median: 2400 (29%)     max: 2400 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 266      avg: 282.7 (12%)     median: 289 (12%)     max: 293 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 476      avg: 506.7 (11%)     median: 517 (12%)     max: 527 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3565      avg: 3949.5 (17%)     median: 4019 (18%)     max: 4136 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3953      avg: 4146.1 (23%)     median: 4083 (23%)     max: 4320 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 12870      avg: 13403 (26%)     median: 13390 (26%)     max: 14119 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 12922      avg: 14869.1 (31%)     median: 14870 (31%)     max: 16145 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 8738      avg: 18866.3 (49%)     median: 19624 (51%)     max: 21055 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 22174      avg: 24437 (66%)     median: 24437 (66%)     max: 26700 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 43937      avg: 43937 (29%)     median: 43937 (29%)     max: 43937 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 44.1      avg: 48.2 (26%)     median: 49.6 (27%)     max: 50.7 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6115      avg: 17477.4 (67%)     median: 18289 (70%)     max: 20685 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.27      avg: 2.4 (4%)     median: 2.3 (4%)     max: 2.6 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.02      avg: 1.1 (2%)     median: 1.1 (2%)     max: 1.12 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.11      avg: 11.7 (18%)     median: 11.3 (18%)     max: 12.98 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.31      avg: 1.4 (8%)     median: 1.5 (8%)     max: 1.52 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.85      avg: 13.5 (12%)     median: 13.5 (12%)     max: 15.05 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 17.51      avg: 19.4 (24%)     median: 19.9 (25%)     max: 20.38 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.35      avg: 20.2 (20%)     median: 19 (19%)     max: 24.27 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.49      avg: 10.9 (16%)     median: 10.9 (16%)     max: 11.21 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 50.2      avg: 58.3 (48%)     median: 58.6 (48%)     max: 67.82 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5849      avg: 6685.1 (46%)     median: 6795.5 (46%)     max: 6847 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

The Crew

The Crew

2014
low 1280x720
60  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
59.4  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
30.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Dragon Age: Inquisition
low 1024x768
77.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
54.5  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
21.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
79.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
57.9  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
23.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Assassin's Creed Unity
low 1024x768
41.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
28.8  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
14.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
low 1024x768
81.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
50.3  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
33.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Civilization: Beyond Earth
low 1024x768
109.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
41.7  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
27.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
132  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
126  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
111  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
67  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Evil Within
low 1024x768
57.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
38.2  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
23.1  fps      Compare