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GeForce GTX 965M added to Nvidia mobile GPU lineup

by Mark Tyson on 9 January 2015, 11:05

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Gigabyte (TPE:2376), MSI

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Without fanfare Nvidia has launched, or rather started to let hardware partners put out systems based upon, the GeForce GTX 965M. The graphics chip firm already has two higher tier mobile GPUs based upon the GM204 GPU in systems on the market; the GeForce GTX 970M and 980M.

Nvidia's official overview of the GeForce GTX 965M says that this mobile GPU "brings desktop-class gaming performance to the notebook, driving impressive gameplay at ultra settings on 1080p resolutions." It goes on to promise "blazing-fast performance, exclusive gaming technologies, plus the improved battery life".

So what does the GeForce GTX 965M offer in terms of hardware specs? This mobile GPU sports 1024 CUDA cores with a base clock of 944MHz + boost. The up to 3GB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 2.5GHz and attached via a 128-bit bus to provide a bandwidth of 80GB/s. The GPU supports resolutions up to 3820 x 2160, but as mentioned by Nvidia this is meant for laptops and All-in-One type machines for gameplay nearer to 1080p resolutions.

Here's a concise Nvidia GeForce GTX 900M series comparison table:

Nvidia GeForce GTX

965M

970M

980M

Architecture

Maxwell (GM204)

Maxwell (GM204)

Maxwell (GM204)

GPU clock

924Mhz (+ boost)

924MHz (+ boost)

1038MHz (+ boost)

Memory clock

2500MHz

2500MHz

2500MHz

Memory bus width

128-bit

192-bit

256-bit

Memory bandwidth

80GB/s

120GB/s

160GB/s

RAM installed

Up to 3GB (GDDR5)

3GB (GDDR5)

4GB (GDDR5)

       

In comparisons with the GeForce GTX 970M and 980M, the 965M obviously reaches lower, and could be hit particularly hard in bandwidth hungry applications.

There are two new laptops we know about that are available with the new GeForce GTX 965M installed; the MSI GE62 Apache and the Aorus X5 (above) with twin Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M chips in SLI.



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Shouldn't that be GM204?

It seems somewhat unusual that they'd use such a big core with so many cores disabled? I mean I understand the supply/demand thing, but we're looking at a ~half disabled die here! I wonder if this has something to do with yield? It would seem less likely on a very mature node, and the power characteristics of the other mobile bins seem fine. Maybe they just have a few iffy early batches, or are using it as a stopgap until the smaller dies make an appearance?
So how does this compare to the 860M? I'm seeing this hitting the cheap, thin mid-level gaming department (Y50, etc).
Sorry, updated to GM204 throughout article/subheading now. I'd variously written both GM204 and GM205.
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Shouldn't that be GM204?

It seems somewhat unusual that they'd use such a big core with so many cores disabled? I mean I understand the supply/demand thing, but we're looking at a ~half disabled die here! I wonder if this has something to do with yield? It would seem less likely on a very mature node, and the power characteristics of the other mobile bins seem fine. Maybe they just have a few iffy early batches, or are using it as a stopgap until the smaller dies make an appearance?
Given how awesome the 850M is, I'm sure this'll be a huge hit. (I can game quite happily at 1600x900 – native resolution of my laptop – with high settings without issue.)