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.

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.

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.

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.

GeForce GTX 700M Series
GeForce GTX 780M SLI compare 3072 @ 0.82 GHz2x 256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 770M SLI compare 1920 @ 0.81 GHz2x 192 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 780M compare 1536 @ 0.82 GHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 765M SLI compare 1536 @ 0.85 GHz2x 128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 775M compare 1344 @ 0.72 GHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
GeForce GTX 770M compare 960 @ 0.81 GHz192 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 765M 768 @ 0.85 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 760M compare 768 @ 0.66 GHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed850 MHz
Memory Speed4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count3540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, SLI, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement30.05.2013


Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
12.5 pt (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 90142     avg: 93189     median: 93188.5 (13%)     max: 96235 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 9207     avg: 12195     median: 12408 (16%)     max: 13312 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 16372     avg: 17468     median: 17616 (9%)     max: 18494 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 2191     avg: 2479     median: 2362 (6%)     max: 4206 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 2301     avg: 2481     median: 2479 (5%)     max: 2768 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 73111     avg: 110193     median: 115632 (15%)     max: 155159 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 3953     avg: 4146     median: 4083 (11%)     max: 4320 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 3565     avg: 3949     median: 4019 (7%)     max: 4136 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 22174     avg: 24437     median: 24437 (36%)     max: 26700 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
min: 34.3     avg: 35.5     median: 35.8 (12%)     max: 36.3 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 44.1     avg: 48.2     median: 49.6 (9%)     max: 50.7 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 266     avg: 283     median: 289 (3%)     max: 293 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 476     avg: 507     median: 517 (2%)     max: 527 Samples/s
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
100.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
72.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
34.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..


low 1024x768
62.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
46.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
24.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
The Crew

The Crew

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..
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

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..
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.
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..
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

low 1024x768
132  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
126  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
111  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
67  fps    + Compare