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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Notebook Review

Florian Glaser, Tanja Hinum (translated by Martina Osztovits), 10/27/2015

Desktop-name, desktop-power. Although we do not appreciate the name of the mobile GTX 980 because it can be easily confused, Nvidia's new gaming flagship performs impressively. Our test covers the performance in Full HD and 4K resolution.

Image: Nvidia

For the original German review, see here.

Deliberate confusion at Nvidia: While notebook chips had been marked with an "M" in their name in the past, the GeForce GTX 980 has the same name as its desktop counterpart. This might be due to almost identical specs and equal performance. However, we have heard that Nvidia wants to completely omit the M in the future, which would be disadvantageous for laymen (Google search). Accordingly we would have named the high-end GPU GTX 985M or GTX 990M. Name aside: It is the performance that is most important. Is the GTX 980 ready for the 4K era?

Test System

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We used the P870DM chassis of the Taiwanese gaming expert, Clevo, as test model. It weighs almost five kilograms and is four centimeters thick and will be available at barebone resellers (e.g. Schenker Technologies) soon.

17-inch meteor...
17-inch meteor...
...with removable underside...
...with removable underside...
...and access to all components.
...and access to all components.

In order to deal with the waste heat of the GeForce GTX 980 well, the 17-inch giant uses three case fans. One of them is dedicated to the desktop CPU. Our test model houses a Skylake Core i7-6700 with a clock rate of 3.4-4.0 GHz, which contains 8 MB L3 cache and can process up to eight threads simultaneously with Hyper-Threading (14 nm, 65 Watt TDP). Thanks to the powerful cooling, the Turbo Boost is fully active - as is shown in the screenshots below.

CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Motherboard
CPU-Z Motherboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z SPD
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
Nvidia System control
Nvidia System control
Single-Core Rendering
Single-Core Rendering
Multi-Core Rendering
Multi-Core Rendering
CPU & GPU load
CPU & GPU load
 

In addition, there is 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, consisting of two 16 GB modules (2133 MHz). The operating system, i.e. Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, is installed on a PCIe x4 SSD from Samsung. Currently, the SM951 belongs to the fastest models on the market. Since 512 GB is not sufficient for all games, an HDD with a capacity of 2 TB is used in addition (Spinpoint M9T @5400 rpm).

Test model

Clevo P870DM

Display

17.3" UHD non-glare IPS without G-Sync

Mainboard

Intel Z170 chipset

Processor

Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop

RAM

2x 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-RAM (2.133 MHz)

Graphics Card

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (ForceWare 355.98)

Primary Storage Device

Samsung SM951 MZHPV512HDGL (512 GB PCIe x4 SSD)

Secundary Storage Device

Samsung Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 (2 TByte HDD @5400 rpm)

Operating System

Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

Technology

It is surprising that Clevo uses two variants of the GTX 980. On the one hand there is the standard model with a TDP of 180 Watt. Its size is reminiscent of the cheaper high-end siblings GTX 980M and GTX 970M and evenly fills the MXM slot. On the other hand there is the 200-Watt variant, which we had under review, which covers a port of the secondary MXM slot in the P870DM (the barebone is also available with two GTX 970M chips in SLI).

While the 200-Watt model needs - as expected - a more powerful cooling, the GeForce GTX 980 should be able to clock higher. Nvidia specifies a core clock of 1064-1190 MHz, which is almost on par with the desktop GPU's, whose reference design clocks at 1126-1216 MHz. According to GPU-Z, the GPU reaches 1228 MHz under load in the P870DM barebone, which is slightly higher. Even better: By means of the preinstalled Control Center the processor, RAM and graphics card can be further overclocked. However, depending on the barebone reseller, this can have an impact on warranty.

All our measurements were done in factory state. This also applies to the old ForceWare 355.98 GPU driver (replaced by ForceWare 358.50 in the meanwhile), which did not cause any graphics error or system crashes - and this is not to be undervalued. Due to different drivers and processors, the results of the other notebooks mentioned in this review are not fully comparable. As we reviewed a plethora of (gaming) benchmarks, the ranking and the evaluation should be meaningful, anyway.

180 vs. 200 Watt (Image: Schenker Technologies)
180 vs. 200 Watt (Image: Schenker Technologies)
180 vs. 200 Watt (Image: Schenker Technologies)
180 vs. 200 Watt (Image: Schenker Technologies)

Regardless whether 180 or 200 Watt: Most of the specs are identical. Thus, the GTX 980 uses - alike its desktop counterpart - 2048 shaders and a 3500 MHz GDDR5 VRAM. The old top model, the GTX 980M, only features 1536 CUDA cores (-25%) and 2500 MHz (-29%).

The VRAM capacity remained the same. This is not surprising, since the 8 GB of the GTX 980M was already ample. Since the desktop model only features 4 GB, the mobile variant takes the lead at very high resolutions. Even the current desktop top model, the GTX 980 Ti (2816 shaders, 1000-1075 MHz @core), cannot completely keep up with 6 GB, but its memory interface is 50% wider. The three previously mentioned GPUs have to make do with 256 instead of 384-bit. All models share the Maxwell architecture processed in 28 nm.

We do not know yet whether a soldered model of the GTX 980 will also be available (see weaker GPUs). Aorus could be a pioneer here again. In theory, a 165-Watt model (see desktop CPU) could also be possible. In short, the performance could be notably different depending on the notebook.

Graphics Card

GeForce GTX 960M GeForce GTX 965M GeForce GTX 970M GeForce GTX 980M GeForce GTX 980 Notebook GeForce GTX 980 Desktop GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Process

28 nm 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm

Chip

GM107 GM204 GM204 GM204 GM204 GM204 GM200

Architecture

Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell

CUDA Cores

640 1024 1280 1536 2048 2048 2816

Core Clock Base

1097 MHz 924 MHz 924 MHz 1038 MHz 1064 MHz 1126 MHz 1000 MHz

Core Clock Turbo

1202 MHz 950 MHz 1038 MHz 1127 MHz 1190 MHz 1216 MHz 1075 MHz

Memory Clock

2500 MHz 2500 MHz 2500 MHz 2500 MHz 3500 MHz 3500 MHz 3500 MHz

Maximum VRAM

4096 MByte 4096 MByte 6144 MByte 8192 MByte 8192 MByte 4096 MByte 6144 MByte

VRAM Type

GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5

Memory Interface

128 Bit 128 Bit 192 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 384 Bit

Synthetic Benchmarks

As in the review of the successful GeForce GTX 960M, we focus on the aspect important for gamers in this article, the performance. First, the GeForce GTX 980 can also run the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark with Extreme preset at a very smooth 78.7 fps. With this result, the new top model ranks in just behind two GTX 970Ms, which reach 85.1 fps in SLI mode (+8% @Schenker W724). It is 36% faster than the GTX 980M (58 fps @MSI GT72S-6QE) and an enormous 152% faster than the GTX 965M (31.2 fps @Medion Erazer X7615). In addition, it can also beat the desktop representatives GTX 960 (45 fps @Schenker XMG Prime) and GTX 970 (66.7 fps @MSI Gaming Dock) by 75 and 18%, respectively.

The situation is similar in the Fire Strike test of the current 3DMark. A GPU score of 3052 points in the ultra run is almost identical to the result of the desktop GTX 980. A GTX 980M falls behind by about 26%, while the GeForce GTX 970M in dual GPU connection is faster by a few percent again.

We want to use 3DMark 11 for a comparison to other SLI solutions. 17474 points is about the average of the Aorus X5 (14428 points @GTX 965M SLI) and the MSI GT80-2QE (21901 points @GTX 980M SLI). All benchmarks considered, the GTX 980 is the most powerful single GPU for notebooks and only two GTX 980Ms or GTX 970Ms can stand up against it.

3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
3052 Points ∼11%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
3182 Points ∼11% +4%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
2253 Points ∼8% -26%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
3026 Points ∼10% -1%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
1329 Points ∼5% -56%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
13047 Points ∼32%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
19121 Points ∼47% +47%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
14646 Points ∼36% +12%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
10207 Points ∼25% -22%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
9537 Points ∼23% -27%
Schenker XMG P506
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
7595 Points ∼19% -42%
Medion Erazer X7615-MD99293
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
5380 Points ∼13% -59%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
12590 Points ∼31% -4%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
11155 Points ∼27% -15%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
7919 Points ∼19% -39%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
17474 Points ∼34%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
21901 Points ∼43% +25%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
18488 Points ∼36% +6%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
14428 Points ∼28% -17%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
12193 Points ∼24% -30%
Schenker XMG P506
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
9967 Points ∼20% -43%
Medion Erazer X7615-MD99293
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
7016 Points ∼14% -60%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
16838 Points ∼33% -4%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
15071 Points ∼30% -14%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
10852 Points ∼21% -38%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset DX11 (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
78.7 fps ∼35%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
85.1 fps ∼38% +8%
MSI GT72S-6QEG16SR421BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
58.3 fps ∼26% -26%
Medion Erazer X7615-MD99293
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
31.2 fps ∼14% -60%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
66.7 fps ∼30% -15%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
45 fps ∼20% -43%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
49.83 fps ∼24%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
42.21 fps ∼20% -15%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
39.21 fps ∼18% -21%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
6.1 fps ∼2%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
4.89 fps ∼2% -20%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
4.58 fps ∼2% -25%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
61.43 fps ∼32%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
45.37 fps ∼24% -26%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
37.21 fps ∼19% -39%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
31.2 fps ∼36%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
22.37 fps ∼26% -28%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
22.26 fps ∼26% -29%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
107.88 fps ∼55%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
80.48 fps ∼41% -25%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
65.96 fps ∼34% -39%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
7.24 fps ∼26%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
2.05 fps ∼7% -72%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
0.92 fps ∼3% -87%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
35.08 fps ∼22%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
27.55 fps ∼17% -21%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
25.42 fps ∼16% -28%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
54.41 fps ∼28%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
39.84 fps ∼20% -27%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
34.97 fps ∼18% -36%

Gaming Performance

Recently, more and more notebooks have come with 4K panels, which support 3840x2160 pixels (= 4x FHD). The Clevo P870DM is not an exception in this regard. For a surcharge, the 17-incher will be available with UHD display in many places. Our test device comes with the AU B173ZAN01.0 IPS model and not only convinces with high contrast and wide viewing angles but also with an especially big color space (88% of AdobeRGB!).

Those who like playing computer games in this resolution can go absolutely right with the GTX 980. Apart from Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3, which tend to stutter at high details, all tested games ran with above 40 fps (Battlefield 4, GTA V, Dirt Rally, Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max & FIFA 16). Thus, the GTX 980 is ready for 4K as long as you do not configure the highest settings. The situation is different with the GTX 980M and GTX 970M, which quickly reach their limits at 3840x2160 pixels.

With a "standard resolution" of 1920x1080 almost all high-end GPUs are suitable for demanding gamers, whereas the price-performance ratio of the GTX 970M is best. The GTX 980M and the GTX 965M are quite expensive for what they offer. A combination of maximum details, multiple anti-aliasing and 1920x1080 pixels is mostly not challenging for the GTX 980. Even resource hungry games like Assassin's Creed Unity, Crysis 3 and Watch Dogs run smoothly at highest level.

Battlefield 4
3840x2160 High Preset (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
52.9 fps ∼31%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
48.7 fps ∼29% -8%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
35.2 (min: 30) fps ∼21% -33%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
27.1 (min: 23) fps ∼16% -49%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
51 (min: 44) fps ∼30% -4%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
43 fps ∼25% -19%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
98.4 fps ∼49%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
124.8 fps ∼62% +27%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
72.9 fps ∼36% -26%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
54.8 fps ∼27% -44%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
39.1 fps ∼20% -60%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
93.4 fps ∼47% -5%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
83.2 fps ∼42% -15%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
58 fps ∼29% -41%
FIFA 16
3840x2160 High Preset AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
122.7 fps ∼45%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
88.2 (min: 35) fps ∼33% -28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
68.4 (min: 23) fps ∼25% -44%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
123.5 (min: 117) fps ∼46% +1%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
72 fps ∼27% -41%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
276.4 fps ∼90%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
192.2 (min: 101) fps ∼63% -30%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
170.9 (min: 160) fps ∼56% -38%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
243.5 (min: 221) fps ∼80% -12%
Mad Max
3840x2160 High Preset AF:6x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
47.9 fps ∼29%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
33 (min: 28) fps ∼20% -31%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
26 (min: 21) fps ∼15% -46%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
46.6 (min: 43) fps ∼28% -3%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
27.6 fps ∼16% -42%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AF:12x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
136.6 fps ∼52%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
97.9 (min: 75) fps ∼37% -28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
77.9 (min: 64) fps ∼30% -43%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
138.3 (min: 122) fps ∼53% +1%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
80.5 fps ∼31% -41%
1920x1080 High Preset AF:6x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
149.4 fps ∼56%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
107.7 (min: 88) fps ∼41% -28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
84.2 (min: 69) fps ∼32% -44%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
140.5 (min: 127) fps ∼53% -6%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
89.2 fps ∼34% -40%
Metal Gear Solid V
3840x2160 High / On (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
51.6 fps ∼86%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
37.4 (min: 36) fps ∼62% -28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
28.5 (min: 26) fps ∼48% -45%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
52 (min: 48) fps ∼87% +1%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
28.2 fps ∼47% -45%
1920x1080 Extra High / On (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
59.9 fps ∼100%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
60 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
59.9 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
59.9 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
59.9 fps ∼100% 0%
1920x1080 High / On (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
59.9 fps ∼100%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
60 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
59.9 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
59.9 (min: 59) fps ∼100% 0%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
59.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Batman: Arkham Knight
3840x2160 High / On (Interactive Smoke & Paper Debris Off) AA:SM AF:8x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
35 fps ∼60%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22 (min: 15) fps ∼38% -37%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18 (min: 13) fps ∼31% -49%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
33 (min: 25) fps ∼57% -6%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
18 (min: 13, max: 26) fps ∼31% -49%
1920x1080 High / On AA:SM AF:16x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
66 fps ∼47%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
27 fps ∼19% -59%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
44 (min: 28) fps ∼31% -33%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
33 (min: 22) fps ∼23% -50%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
59 (min: 38) fps ∼42% -11%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
37 (min: 23, max: 55) fps ∼26% -44%
1920x1080 High / On (Interactive Smoke & Paper Debris Off) AA:SM AF:8x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
102 fps ∼64%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
40 fps ∼25% -61%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
67 (min: 46) fps ∼42% -34%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
52 (min: 34) fps ∼33% -49%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
81 (min: 52) fps ∼51% -21%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
56 (min: 43, max: 84) fps ∼35% -45%
The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
30.1 fps ∼30%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
28.4 fps ∼28% -6%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22.8 (min: 19) fps ∼22% -24%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
17.6 (min: 15) fps ∼17% -42%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
32.1 (min: 27) fps ∼31% +7%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
43.8 fps ∼32%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
47.6 fps ∼35% +9%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
32.6 (min: 25) fps ∼24% -26%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
25.8 (min: 19) fps ∼19% -41%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
44.4 (min: 36) fps ∼33% +1%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
27.7 (min: 21) fps ∼21% -37%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
83 fps ∼33%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
84.8 fps ∼34% +2%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
61.4 (min: 43) fps ∼25% -26%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
47.8 (min: 39) fps ∼19% -42%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
83.8 (min: 70) fps ∼34% +1%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
49.8 (min: 40) fps ∼20% -40%
Dirt Rally
3840x2160 High Preset (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
81.8 fps ∼50%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
71.4 fps ∼44% -13%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
58.6 (min: 45) fps ∼36% -28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
45.5 (min: 25) fps ∼28% -44%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
84 (min: 68) fps ∼52% +3%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
47.1 fps ∼29% -42%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
92.9 fps ∼55%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
83.3 fps ∼50% -10%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
72 (min: 54) fps ∼43% -22%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
56.5 (min: 38) fps ∼34% -39%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
96.4 (min: 85) fps ∼57% +4%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
61.3 (min: 51.9, max: 84) fps ∼36% -34%
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
124 fps ∼62%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
135.6 fps ∼68% +9%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
107.4 (min: 83) fps ∼54% -13%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
106.1 (min: 80) fps ∼53% -14%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
132.1 (min: 100) fps ∼66% +7%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
130.9 (min: 107.2, max: 182.3) fps ∼66% +6%
GTA V
3840x2160 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
60.9 fps ∼42%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
41.4 (min: 15) fps ∼29% -32%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
32.4 (min: 12) fps ∼22% -47%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
59.4 (min: 16) fps ∼41% -2%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
51.4 fps ∼35% -16%
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
51.1 fps ∼39%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
35.6 (min: 13) fps ∼27% -30%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
28 (min: 12) fps ∼21% -45%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
45.4 (min: 18) fps ∼34% -11%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
39.8 fps ∼30% -22%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
28.3 fps ∼21% -45%
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
115.7 fps ∼69%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
80.8 (min: 18) fps ∼48% -30%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
70.6 (min: 17) fps ∼42% -39%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
99.3 (min: 18) fps ∼59% -14%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
97.8 fps ∼58% -15%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
69.8 fps ∼42% -40%
Battlefield Hardline
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11) AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
98.9 fps ∼56%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
97.7 fps ∼55% -1%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
71.9 fps ∼41% -27%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
67 (min: 60) fps ∼38% -32%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
51.4 (min: 45) fps ∼29% -48%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
92.9 (min: 84) fps ∼53% -6%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
78.4 fps ∼45% -21%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
58.3 fps ∼33% -41%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
151.5 fps ∼78%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
143.1 fps ∼73% -6%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
105.2 fps ∼54% -31%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
103.9 (min: 96) fps ∼53% -31%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
83.4 (min: 77) fps ∼43% -45%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
129.7 (min: 118) fps ∼66% -14%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
129.1 fps ∼66% -15%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
95.8 fps ∼49% -37%
Evolve
1920x1080 Very High Graphics Quality AA:1TX SM (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
101.1 fps ∼57%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
117.2 fps ∼66% +16%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
61.9 (min: 44) fps ∼35% -39%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
51.4 (min: 41) fps ∼29% -49%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
87.1 (min: 67) fps ∼49% -14%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
85.7 fps ∼48% -15%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
57.1 fps ∼32% -44%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:FX (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
114.6 fps ∼58%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
130.7 fps ∼66% +14%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
67.1 (min: 51) fps ∼34% -41%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
57.5 (min: 47) fps ∼29% -50%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
97.6 (min: 70) fps ∼49% -15%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
94.6 fps ∼48% -17%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
65.6 fps ∼33% -43%
Dragon Age: Inquisition
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
65.4 fps ∼38%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
86.5 fps ∼51% +32%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
69.8 fps ∼41% +7%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
49.8 fps ∼29% -24%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
27.1 fps ∼16% -59%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
54.1 (min: 43) fps ∼32% -17%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
54.2 fps ∼32% -17%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
38.6 fps ∼23% -41%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
97.4 fps ∼56%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
121.6 fps ∼70% +25%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
100.3 fps ∼58% +3%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
72 fps ∼41% -26%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
39.2 fps ∼23% -60%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
72.6 (min: 63) fps ∼42% -25%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
79.5 fps ∼46% -18%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
58.4 fps ∼34% -40%
Far Cry 4
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality AA:SM (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
78.6 fps ∼69%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
113.3 fps ∼100% +44%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
89.9 fps ∼79% +14%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
32.4 fps ∼29% -59%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
77.7 (min: 50) fps ∼68% -1%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
67.9 fps ∼60% -14%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
50.4 fps ∼44% -36%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:SM (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
93.7 fps ∼75%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
124.9 fps ∼100% +33%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
101.7 fps ∼81% +9%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
42.9 fps ∼34% -54%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
87.2 (min: 58) fps ∼70% -7%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
89.6 fps ∼72% -4%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
65.8 fps ∼53% -30%
Assassin's Creed Unity
1920x1080 Ultra High Graphics Quality AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
43.2 fps ∼78%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
55.2 fps ∼100% +28%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
46 fps ∼83% +6%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
13.7 fps ∼25% -68%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
43.6 (min: 39) fps ∼79% +1%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
21.3 fps ∼39% -51%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
79 fps ∼94%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
74.8 fps ∼89% -5%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
83.6 fps ∼100% +6%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
52.8 (min: 46) fps ∼63% -33%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
47.4 fps ∼57% -40%
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
1920x1080 Extra / On (Cache Shadow Maps Off), 2x Supersampling AA:2x SM (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
71.5 fps ∼93%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
62.2 fps ∼81% -13%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
65.6 fps ∼85% -8%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
35.8 fps ∼46% -50%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
75.7 (min: 65) fps ∼98% +6%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
77 fps ∼100% +8%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
55.3 fps ∼72% -23%
1920x1080 High / On (Cache Shadow Maps Off) AA:FX (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
114.9 fps ∼92%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
115.5 fps ∼92% +1%
Schenker W724
GeForce GTX 970M SLI, 4810MQ
106.8 fps ∼85% -7%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
59.6 fps ∼48% -48%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
109.3 (min: 89) fps ∼87% -5%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
125.3 fps ∼100% +9%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
94.6 fps ∼75% -18%
Alien: Isolation
1920x1080 Ultra, On, Shadow Map 2048, HDAO AA:2x SM AF:16x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
136.7 fps ∼58%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
140.1 fps ∼60% +2%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
96.1 fps ∼41% -30%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
75.7 fps ∼32% -45%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
54.8 fps ∼23% -60%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
125.7 fps ∼54% -8%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
112.9 fps ∼48% -17%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
80.9 fps ∼35% -41%
1920x1080 High, On, Shadow Map 1536, Standard SSAO AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
190.2 fps ∼64%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
192.3 fps ∼65% +1%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
138.9 fps ∼47% -27%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
107.9 fps ∼36% -43%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
76.2 fps ∼26% -60%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
174.4 fps ∼59% -8%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
160.5 fps ∼54% -16%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
113.3 fps ∼38% -40%
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
1920x1080 Ultra Preset (HD Package) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
92.2 fps ∼57%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
116.4 fps ∼72% +26%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
69.2 fps ∼43% -25%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
65 fps ∼40% -30%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
51.2 fps ∼32% -44%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
28.8 fps ∼18% -69%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
83.6 fps ∼52% -9%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
76.9 fps ∼48% -17%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
48.6 fps ∼30% -47%
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
121.2 fps ∼65%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
148 fps ∼80% +22%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
89.5 fps ∼48% -26%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
82.5 fps ∼44% -32%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
68.6 fps ∼37% -43%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
48.1 fps ∼26% -60%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
110.1 fps ∼59% -9%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
100.8 fps ∼54% -17%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
71.8 fps ∼39% -41%
Sims 4
1920x1080 Ultra Preset (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
124.7 fps ∼78%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
127.2 fps ∼80% +2%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
97 fps ∼61% -22%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
93.8 fps ∼59% -25%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
70 fps ∼44% -44%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
117.7 fps ∼74% -6%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
127.3 fps ∼80% +2%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
98.3 fps ∼62% -21%
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
132.3 fps ∼76%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
135 fps ∼78% +2%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
98.4 fps ∼57% -26%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
100.6 fps ∼58% -24%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
82.4 fps ∼48% -38%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
122.4 fps ∼71% -7%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
140 fps ∼81% +6%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
107 fps ∼62% -19%
GRID: Autosport
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
130.7 fps ∼87%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
146.7 fps ∼98% +12%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
107.1 fps ∼71% -18%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
82.3 fps ∼55% -37%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
58.2 fps ∼39% -55%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
121.4 fps ∼81% -7%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
126.8 fps ∼85% -3%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
85.5 fps ∼57% -35%
1920x1080 High Preset (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
154.2 fps ∼77%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
200.6 fps ∼100% +30%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
134.3 fps ∼67% -13%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
138 fps ∼69% -11%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
99.9 fps ∼50% -35%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
135.3 fps ∼67% -12%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
187.8 fps ∼94% +22%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
149.1 fps ∼74% -3%
Watch Dogs
1920x1080 Ultra Overall Quality, Ultra Textures AA:4x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
64.6 fps ∼87%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
52.4 fps ∼70% -19%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
45.9 fps ∼62% -29%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
34.4 fps ∼46% -47%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
17.7 fps ∼24% -73%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
53.6 fps ∼72% -17%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
53.9 fps ∼72% -17%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
34.4 fps ∼46% -47%
1920x1080 High Overall Quality, High Textures AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
83.1 fps ∼98%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
72.5 fps ∼86% -13%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
61.3 fps ∼72% -26%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
49.4 fps ∼58% -41%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
36.9 fps ∼44% -56%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
64.6 fps ∼76% -22%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
73.4 fps ∼87% -12%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
52.8 fps ∼62% -36%
Thief - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
84.4 fps ∼59%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
103.6 fps ∼73% +23%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
60.1 fps ∼42% -29%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
62.1 fps ∼44% -26%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
47.9 fps ∼34% -43%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
34.2 fps ∼24% -59%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
79.1 fps ∼56% -6%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
73 fps ∼51% -14%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
50.6 fps ∼36% -40%
Metro: Last Light - 1920x1080 Very High (DX11) AF:16x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
91.8 fps ∼53%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
98.9 fps ∼57% +8%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
56.9 fps ∼33% -38%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
66.8 fps ∼39% -27%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
53.3 fps ∼31% -42%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
38.7 fps ∼22% -58%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
80.6 fps ∼47% -12%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
77.6 fps ∼45% -15%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
56.8 fps ∼33% -38%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF) (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
116.6 fps ∼44%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
149.3 fps ∼56% +28%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
93.1 fps ∼35% -20%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
91.2 fps ∼34% -22%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
72.5 fps ∼27% -38%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
53.3 fps ∼20% -54%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
113.5 fps ∼43% -3%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
107.6 fps ∼41% -8%
Schenker XMG Prime
GeForce GTX 960, 4590
75.8 fps ∼29% -35%
Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
162.4 fps ∼59%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
200.8 fps ∼73% +24%
Aorus X5
GeForce GTX 965M SLI, 5700HQ
117.6 fps ∼42% -28%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
104.5 fps ∼38% -36%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
80.3 fps ∼29% -51%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
57.3 fps ∼21% -65%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
138 fps ∼50% -15%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
122.1 fps ∼44% -25%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
89.1 fps ∼32% -45%
Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:2xSM AF:16x (sort by value)
Clevo P870DM
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
60.4 fps ∼50%
MSI GT80-2QES32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 4980HQ
72.3 fps ∼59% +20%
MSI GT72-2QE32SR311BW
GeForce GTX 980M, 4710HQ
43.3 fps ∼35% -28%
Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
33.4 fps ∼27% -45%
Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, 4720HQ
23.9 fps ∼20% -60%
Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
58.3 fps ∼48% -3%
MSI GamingDock
GeForce GTX 970, 4870HQ
50.6 fps ∼41% -16%
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
36.1 fps ∼30% -40%
low med. high ultra4K
Crysis 3 (2013) 146.9133.710460.4fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 487.7464.4338.7162.4fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 276241238.1116.6fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 147.3143.7135.891.8fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 200200199.998.452.9fps
Thief (2014) 122.6119.6116.984.4fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 119.6102.783.164.6fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 304.7177.4154.2130.7fps
Sims 4 (2014) 182.3158.9132.3124.7fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 226.7188121.292.2fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 271.2255.2190.2136.7fps
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014) 246.1187.6114.971.5fps
Assassin's Creed Unity (2014) 139.4114.97943.2fps
Far Cry 4 (2014) 116.1111.293.778.6fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 186.4172.897.465.4fps
Evolve (2015) 198.2182.1114.6101.1fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 165.8163.6151.598.9fps
GTA V (2015) 166.8158.8115.751.160.9fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 388.3156.412492.981.8fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 220.3146.58343.830.1fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 1531421026635fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 59.959.959.959.951.6fps
Mad Max (2015) 259.9149.4136.647.9fps
FIFA 16 (2015) 352.3316.5276.4122.7fps

Emissions

Since temperature and system noise depend on the chassis, we omit an analysis of the emissions. The same is true for energy demand and battery life. Information about these will be available in the review of the barebone (will be published in a few days).

Verdict

GeForce GTX 980 Notebook (Image: Nvidia)
GeForce GTX 980 Notebook (Image: Nvidia)

Premium performance for a premium price: The GeForce GTX 980 meets the claim of a premium model. Passionate gamers, who prefer a laptop to a desktop PC, will appreciate the sheer performance of the Maxwell GPU especially in the 4K range. While the GeForce GTX 980M was the ultimate solution a short time ago, fps junkies can no longer come around the GTX 980 now.

Although a few dual GPU solutions (e.g. GTX 970M SLI) are still slightly faster and even cheaper, we would advise against an SLI connection. Even if you keep the GPU driver up-to-date, there are often problems, for example micro stuttering, image errors or other bugs. Not to mention the waste heat and the energy demand, which often result in a loud system noise and short battery runtimes.

At least in the P870DM barebone, Clevo is able to control the GTX 980 surprisingly well. As our review will show, the massive cooling system ensures a comfortable use without heat accumulation or turbine-like fans. In addition, the chassis is ideal for OC or optimizing fans (manual fan control, several overclocking functions, etc.).

It remains to be seen how the GTX 980 performs in other chassis. Apart from Clevo, MSI, Asus and Gigabyte (Aorus) will also use the new top model - despite the steep price. Anyway, it does not lack sufficient performance for computationally demanding games.

Graphics Card

Total performance in Games (4K & FHD combined)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI

+16 %

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI

+2 %

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Notebook

base

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M

-28 %

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI

-32 %

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M

-40 %

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M

-58 %
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Florian Glaser, 2015-10-27 (Update: 2015-10-27)