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Nvidia: GeForce GTX 965M joins the product portfolio

Nvidia: GeForce GTX 965M joins the product portfolio
Nvidia: GeForce GTX 965M joins the product portfolio
With the GeForce GTX 965M, Nvidia introduces another Maxwell-based graphics card belonging to the lower high-end range. Despite significantly lower power consumption, the performance can compete with the older GeForce GTX 870's.

Despite same 28 nm process, Nvidia managed to significantly improve power consumption and performance compared to its predecessor models of the current Maxwell generation. Maxwell has only been available in some mid-range GPUs (GeForce 840M and GTX 850M/860M) as well in the highest-end segment (GeForce GTX 970M/980M) so far. Older Kepler models, for example the GeForce GTX 870M had to close the gap in the so-called performance class. Exactly this GTX 870M is now being replaced by the approximately equally fast, yet significantly more frugal GeForce GTX 965M.

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Review: Schenker XMG P705 (Clevo P670SA, GeForce GTX 965M)

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GeForce GTX 980M GeForce GTX 970M GeForce GTX 880M GeForce GTX 870M GeForce GTX 965M
Process 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm
Architecturr Maxwell (GM204) Maxwell (GM204) Kepler (GK104) Kepler (GK104) Maxwell (GM204)
ALUs 1536 1280 1536 1344 1024
Core clock 1038 MHz + Boost 924 MHz + Boost 954 MHz + Boost 941 MHz + Boost 924 MHz + Boost
Memory interface 256 Bit (GDDR5) 192 Bit (GDDR5) 256 Bit (GDDR5) 192 Bit (GDDR5) 128 Bit (GDDR5)
RAM capacity up to 8 GB up to 6 GB up to 8 GB up to 6 GB up to 4 GB(?)
Memory clock (eff.) 1250 MHz (5000 MHz) 1250 MHz (5000 MHz) 1250 MHz (5000 MHz) 1250 MHz (5000 MHz) 1250 MHz (5000 MHz)
DirectX 11.2 11.2 11.0 11.0 11.2

On paper, the GM204 curtailed to 1024 shaders and a 128 bit memory interface appears to be drastically inferior to the older GK104. The previous 870M features above 30 percent more ALUs and a 50% broader connection to GDDR5 VRAM. However, bigger caches and significantly more effective architecture ensure that the GTX 965M easily makes up for this disadvantage. Whether 3DMark or realistic gaming tests: On average, both graphics card are more or less equal. Most current 3D games run even with high settings and FHD resolution smoothly.

Unigine Heaven 3.0 - 1920x1080 DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders AA:Off AF:Off (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
66.3 fps ∼25%
Gigabyte P27G v2
GeForce GTX 860M (332.60)
49.4 fps ∼18%
One K56-4N
Radeon R9 M290X (13.151.0.0)
62 fps ∼23%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
93 fps ∼35%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
119 fps ∼44%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
5394 Points ∼13%
Gigabyte P27G v2
GeForce GTX 860M (332.60)
3928 Points ∼10%
One K56-4N
Radeon R9 M290X (13.151.0.0)
5294 Points ∼13%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
7268 Points ∼18%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
9809 Points ∼24%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
7136 Points ∼14%
Gigabyte P27G v2
GeForce GTX 860M (332.60)
4969 Points ∼10%
One K56-4N
Radeon R9 M290X (13.151.0.0)
6817 Points ∼13%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
9907 Points ∼19%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
12781 Points ∼25%
3DMark Vantage - 1280x1024 P GPU no PhysX (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
22456 Points ∼25%
Gigabyte P27G v2
GeForce GTX 860M (332.60)
18446 Points ∼20%
One K56-4N
Radeon R9 M290X (13.151.0.0)
24205 Points ∼27%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
30252 Points ∼33%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
35904 Points ∼39%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
30.1 fps ∼14%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
35.27 fps ∼17%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
3.15 fps ∼1%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
4.2 fps ∼2%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
25.65 fps ∼13%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
34.62 fps ∼18%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
14.11 fps ∼16%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
21.86 fps ∼25%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
40.6 fps ∼21%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
52.75 fps ∼27%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
0.71 fps ∼3%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
1.04 fps ∼4%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
18.63 fps ∼12%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
22.94 fps ∼14%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
22.91 fps ∼12%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
30.84 fps ∼16%
The Crew - 1920x1080 Ultra Video Preset (modified) AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
34.2 fps ∼57%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
25 (min: 19) fps ∼42%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
36.3 (min: 31) fps ∼61%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
48.6 (min: 40) fps ∼81%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M (344.75)
47 (min: 39) fps ∼78%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M (344.75)
59.7 (min: 54) fps ∼100%
Dragon Age: Inquisition - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
27.1 fps ∼16%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
18.3 (min: 14) fps ∼11%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
25.3 (min: 20) fps ∼15%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
31 (min: 24) fps ∼18%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M (344.48)
48.9 fps ∼29%
Far Cry 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality AA:SM (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
32.4 fps ∼29%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
23 (min: 20) fps ∼20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
32.9 (min: 28) fps ∼29%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
40.3 (min: 34) fps ∼35%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M (344.48)
59.4 fps ∼52%
Assassin's Creed Unity - 1920x1080 Ultra High Graphics Quality AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
13.7 fps ∼25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
13.1 (min: 11) fps ∼24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
18.8 (min: 16) fps ∼34%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
23.9 (min: 21) fps ∼43%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M (344.48)
33.3 fps ∼60%
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - 1920x1080 Extra / On (Cache Shadow Maps Off), 2x Supersampling AA:2x SM (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
35.8 fps ∼46%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
24.4 (min: 20) fps ∼32%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
33.8 (min: 29) fps ∼44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
39.8 (min: 32) fps ∼52%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M (344.48)
57.9 fps ∼75%
Civilization: Beyond Earth - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
49.9 fps ∼35%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
34.2 (min: 15) fps ∼24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
45.1 (min: 19) fps ∼32%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
53.6 (min: 24) fps ∼38%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
80.4 fps ∼57%
F1 2014 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
99 fps ∼83%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
83 (min: 69) fps ∼69%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
98 (min: 75) fps ∼82%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
102 (min: 74) fps ∼85%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
109 fps ∼91%
The Evil Within - 1920x1080 High / Enabled AA:SM (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
51 fps ∼58%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
29 (min: 23) fps ∼33%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
38.2 (min: 31) fps ∼43%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
46.4 (min: 37) fps ∼53%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M (344.48)
82.8 fps ∼94%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
63 fps ∼72%
Ryse: Son of Rome - 1920x1080 Very High Texture Res. + High Graphics Quality (Motion Blur & Temporal AA On, Rest Off/Disabled) AF:8x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
33.4 fps ∼32%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
21.4 (min: 16) fps ∼21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
30.1 (min: 23) fps ∼29%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
37.4 (min: 29) fps ∼36%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
41.3 (min: 33) fps ∼40%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
54.7 fps ∼53%
Alien: Isolation - 1920x1080 Ultra, On, Shadow Map 2048, HDAO AA:2x SM AF:16x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
54.8 fps ∼23%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
39.8 fps ∼17%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
55.9 fps ∼24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
68.9 fps ∼29%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
75.7 fps ∼32%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
96.1 fps ∼41%
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset (HD Package) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
28.8 fps ∼18%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
26.4 (min: 12) fps ∼16%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
38.9 (min: 26) fps ∼24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
48.3 (min: 30) fps ∼30%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
51.2 fps ∼32%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M (344.48)
67.6 fps ∼42%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
65 fps ∼40%
Fifa 15 - 1920x1080 High Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
155.2 fps ∼52%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
119.5 (min: 47) fps ∼40%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
157.4 (min: 68) fps ∼53%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
189.3 (min: 163) fps ∼64%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
217.8 fps ∼73%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
240.4 fps ∼81%
Sims 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
70 fps ∼44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
54.9 (min: 38) fps ∼34%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
65.8 (min: 43) fps ∼41%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
73.5 (min: 55) fps ∼46%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
93.8 fps ∼59%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
97 fps ∼61%
GRID: Autosport - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
58.2 fps ∼39%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
42.6 (min: 35) fps ∼28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
62.3 (min: 53) fps ∼42%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
76.8 (min: 64) fps ∼51%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
82.3 fps ∼55%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
107.1 fps ∼71%
Watch Dogs - 1920x1080 Ultra Overall Quality, Ultra Textures AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
17.7 fps ∼24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (mixed)
18.9 (min: 14) fps ∼25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 870M (mixed)
26.8 (min: 22) fps ∼36%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 880M (mixed)
32.9 (min: 28) fps ∼44%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
34.4 fps ∼46%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
45.9 fps ∼62%
Thief - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
34.2 fps ∼24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (332.35)
22.6 fps ∼16%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
47.9 fps ∼34%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
62.1 fps ∼44%
Battlefield 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
39.1 fps ∼20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (332.35)
26.2 fps ∼13%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
54.8 fps ∼27%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
72.9 fps ∼36%
Saints Row IV - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:8x MS AF:16x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
40.7 fps ∼43%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (332.35)
31.1 fps ∼33%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
58.8 fps ∼63%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
72.5 fps ∼77%
Dota 2 - 1920x1080 High / On, Render Quality: 100 % (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
97.7 fps ∼81%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (332.35)
58.3 fps ∼49%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
113.4 fps ∼95%
Metro: Last Light - 1920x1080 Very High (DX11) AF:16x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
38.7 fps ∼22%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (332.35)
23.7 fps ∼14%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
53.3 fps ∼31%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
66.8 fps ∼39%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF) (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
53.3 fps ∼20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (332.35)
35.9 fps ∼14%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
72.5 fps ∼27%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
91.2 fps ∼34%
Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
57.3 fps ∼21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (332.35)
43 fps ∼16%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
80.3 fps ∼29%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
104.5 fps ∼38%
Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:2xSM AF:16x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
23.9 fps ∼20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (332.35)
18.4 fps ∼15%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
33.4 fps ∼27%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
43.3 fps ∼35%
Hitman: Absolution - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS AF:16x (sort by value)
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M (344.54)
28.1 fps ∼29%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 860M Kepler (332.35)
19.6 fps ∼20%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M (344.00)
41.2 fps ∼42%
Schenker XMG P505 PRO
GeForce GTX 980M (344.48)
54.6 fps ∼56%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M (344.00)
54 fps ∼56%

The GeForce GTX 965M is available from now on and is expected to be just under 100 Euro cheaper than the next faster GeForce GTX 970M on average. The Schenker bolides XMG P505 (15 inch) and XMG P705 (17 inch) belong to the first notebooks with the new GPU. Further manufacturers are expected to follow soon.

GeForce GTX 965M in the Schenker XMG P705

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