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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M vs GTX 880M vs GTX 680/780/970

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M vs GTX 880M vs GTX 680/780/970

Digital Foundry brings an extensive comparative graphic around the new mobile graphic card Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M, based on the second generation of the Maxwell architecture. With the arrival of the GTX 980M a new path for portable gamers has opened up, either for the increase in performance, which it represents, or for the reduction of energy consumption compared to the previous generation.

Without a doubt, get ready; there are a lot of surprises to come.

To begin, Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M will be compared to GeForce GTX 880M (a GTX 780M slightly overclocked and with more RAM). Such test will be held under the title Crysis 3, a title very dependable of a GPU. As it will be proven by this test, the GTX 980M is about 10 FPS faster, except when it reaches the minute 2:07, from which the GTX 880M dominates over GTX 980M until the end of the test. The reasons for this are unknown, but the difference could be a more powerful CPU.

Now it is time to compare the behavior of Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M if directly connected to the plug with a battery versus the behavior of the Battery Boost, which is the energy savior mode.

In Battlefield 4 (Ultra + 4x MSAA) we can see that the graphics get by really well, in its full performance (ran by the net) it offers 60-70 FPS, by battery between 30-40 FPS, and when using the energy savior mode it sets at 30 FPS. The Battery Boost, besides saving the battery, reduces the performance to 30 FPS, that way additional resources are not used to get to such rate, which leads to the use of bigger frequencies that drain the battery in a faster way.

Lastly, we need to find the place of Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M among other desktop graphic cards; we will look into the most expensive cards with the best graphic cards of this generation and previous ones, such as Nvidia GTX 680, Nvidia GTX 780 and Nvidia GTX 970.

We will have to take a look again to Battlefield 4, Crysis 3, Merto Last Light, Tomb Raider: Ultimate Edition and Bioshock Infinite. The conclusion is clear, the GeForce GTX 980M is not only faster than the GeForce GTX 680, but its performance is practically the same as the GeForce GTX 780, logically the GeForce GTX 970 is step ahead.

In Conclusion

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M has something we had not seen up to this day, the performance of the graphic card has a extensive range for a mobile device equipment sold over the counter.

Obviously, everything has its ups and downs; the cheapest laptop model equipped with a GTX 980M today costs around 2,700 Euros; with this money one could put together a table with a SLI configuration of two GTX 970/GTX 980 and still have money left, but this would be impossible to carry around. If one only needs this to play, a PS4 or an Xbox One would be a good choice to play without worrying about the requisites.

Another option is to wait until the price of this device is lowered, because all the models based on GTX980 have a 32 GB RAM memory, in addition to a SSD of 512 GB and a HDD of 1 TB, which greatly increases its price.

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October 27, 20140 commentsRead More
MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming Edition Review

MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming Edition Review

MSI is without a doubt one of the most important graphics cards manufacturers, especially because their Lightning (high end) and Gaming (mid-high level) series. Naturally, after the release of AMD’s latest GPU series (Volcanic Islands), MSI has already released their customized versions as well. Today we’ll review the MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming Edition, a graphics card that promises a great performance and Full HD resolution.

Like we said during our MSI GeForce GTX 780 Gaming Edition review, the Gaming series offers a set of extra features that not only set them apart from the reference models, but also from other customized models from several manufacturers. The R9 280X Gaming Edition comes already Overclocked and with a custom cooler from MSI, and it also offers various new features that will surely meet the needs of all kinds of users.


Taken from the MSI website:

MSI Radeon R9 280XThis is a Radeon R8 280X from AMD, with three different overclock profiles that greatly boost the performance of the base R9 280X, which has a clock speed of 850 MHz and 1 in turbo mode. The MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming Edition works at 1 GHz, and then we have three profiles: Silent, which keeps the turbo speed at 1 GHz; Gaming, with a turbo speed of 1020 MHz; and OC, with a turbo speed of 1050 Mhz.

December 18, 20130 commentsRead More
AMD Radeon HD 7730M review

AMD Radeon HD 7730M review

AMD Radeon HD 7730M is a graphics card, which is meant for performance enhancement of medium sized notebooks. This graphics card helps improving the performance of day-to-day applications, multimedia applications, and hardware like Blu-ray drive, HD, etc. It consumes low power while accelerating the performance of notebooks by supporting DirectX® 11 for better visual experience.

AMD Radeon HD 7730M graphics card uses AMD Eyefinity technology, which is good for games with non-standard aspect ratios. Using Eyefinity technology, the graphics card supports independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays. The card supports six simultaneous displays for the products that are compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-stream transport.

AMD Radeon HD 7730M review

Other important feature of AMD Radeon HD 7730M is AMP App Acceleration. AMD App Acceleration is meant for improving the application’s performance while adding value to the video quality. It supports OpenCL™ 1.1 support, DirectCompute 11, and UVD 2 video playback accelerator that support H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Adobe® Flash®. Not only this, AMD App Acceleration supports video encoding. Its automatic and dynamic switching between graphics card is superb. It improves the battery life by automatically powers down GPU when it is not in use and vice versa.

February 9, 20130 commentsRead More
NVIDIA GTX 675M vs 680M benchmarks Comparison

NVIDIA GTX 675M vs 680M benchmarks Comparison

NVIDIA GTX does not need an introduction when it comes to dedicated graphics card for higher performance and unbeatable gaming experience. Whereas every graphics card built with NVIDIA GTX technology makes gaming extraordinary, today, we are going to compare two versions of NVIDIA GTX graphics card namely NVIDIA GTX 675M and NVIDIA GTX 680M.

GeForce GTX 600M series

NVIDIA GTX 675M vs 680M comparison will help you to decide, which one will be the best for your laptop. Let us start the NVIDIA GTX 675M vs 680M comparison from specifications:




Codename N13E-GS1 N13E-GS1
Architecture Fermi Kepler
Pipelines 384 – unified 1344 – unified
Core Speed 620 MHz 720 MHz
Shader Speed 1240 MHz 720 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 MHz 1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width 256 Bit 256 Bit
Max. Amount of Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Current Consumption 100 Watt 100 Watt
SLI options

2 way

2 way

PCI Express support

PCI Express 2.0 Bus support

PCI Express 3.0 Bus support

January 14, 20130 commentsRead More
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Review

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Review

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

Are you fond of playing 3D games on your laptop? Are you fond of watching movies on your laptop? If yes, then NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M is what you need. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M is a dedicated graphics card that adds values to gaming, multimedia, and graphics. In addition, it improves the laptop performance by 5x. Moreover, it improves the battery life adding more life to the laptop.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M Review

Graphic processing units (GPU) are equally important for rendering graphics to laptops as to games consoles, mobile phones and so on. And Nvidia GTX 660M for laptops under the GeForce 600 series with 28nm technology is excellent with its ability to produce high resolution graphics of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

GeForce GTX 600M series

Nvidia announced it new model GTX 660M in the first quarter of this year 2012. It’s an upper mid range and is a DirectX 11.1 compatible graphics card. It’s the fastest GPU with its latest Kepler architecture after the former Fermi architecture used in 400M series.The Gk107 Kepler architecture offers up to 384 shader cores that are clocked to the same speed as the central core and is more power efficient. The performance of this graphic card is excellent for gaming as it uses a 128 Bit wide memory interface with GDDR5-VRAM.Almost all games run smoothly in 1080p resolution with GTX 660M along with high detail quality.

Some Features of Nvidia GTX 660M are new and better than its predecessors graphic cards. It can now easily support up to 4 active displays. Also Its 3840 x 2160 pixels high resolution monitors can be connected using Display Port 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a that is only if available. It features Optimus, SLI, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision and 3DTV Play. HD Audio codec’s like Dolby True HD and DTS HD, through HDMI port can be easily transmitted via bit stream mode. The 5th generation Pure Video HD video processor (VP5) present in GK107 core ensures hardware decoding of HD videos. Other codec’s like MPEG- 1/2, MPEG- 4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are compatible with up to 4K resolutions. And Codec’s VC1 and MPEG-4 are compatible with 1080p.For features like picture in picture two streams are decoded in parallel. The other amazing feature in this new graphic card is video encoding engine that can be accessed by NVENC API. This graphic card is best for laptops that are 15 – 17 inches wide or wider than that because of its power consumption level.

Lastly, Nvidia GTX 660M graphic card with its Kepler architecture is very promising. Its performance in gaming is effective and thoroughly efficient with high detailed graphic display. The new features of Nvidia GTX 660M graphic card make your gaming experience more easy and interesting. And just to remind, you need to have a large laptop for this graphic card.

Now GeForce GTX 660M are widely used in Gaming laptops around 1000, you’ll have a great gaming experience with GeForce GTX 660M.

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November 29, 20120 commentsRead More
AMD Radeon HD 7970M vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M Benchmarks Comparison

AMD Radeon HD 7970M vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M Benchmarks Comparison

Radeon 7900M, GTX 675M all are high performance graphics cards, which have been used all will be used in  high-end gaming laptops, here we will  give you a detail comparison about Radeon 7900M vs GTX 675M.

Nvidia  GTX 675M is a graphics card which based on the GF114 Fremi and supports some impressive features. Effectively, it is a stepped-up version of the GeForce GTX 580M, that is also manufactured in 40nm at the TSMC.

On the other hand, based on the new 28 nm process and GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture, the AMD Radeon HD 7970M bring some impressive features to the table. First, it has the new revolutionary graphics core next architecture and has its tdp reduced to about 70W, meaning that it will be able to run relatively cool and will be able to be overclocked relatively well. This car will probably be featured in high-end laptops for the remainder of 2012.

July 22, 20123 commentsRead More
Nvidia GeForce GT 630m vs GT 650m VS Radeon 7670m Comparison

Nvidia GeForce GT 630m vs GT 650m VS Radeon 7670m Comparison

Nvidia GeForce GT 630m, GT 650m and Radeon 7670 all are mid-range graphics card for laptops, they are widely used in gaming laptops around $1000 now, knowing the detail specs of these graphic card is helpful for us to choose a gaming laptop, the following is the comparison of GeForce GT 630m, GT 650m and Radeon 7670m.


The NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M is a DirectX 11.1 support dedicated graphics card that was released on 22.03.2012 for notebooks. As a result of higher core clock as high as 850 MHz the GT 650M is obviously faster compared to GT 640M and 630M, The GT 650M utilizes a 128-Bit wide memory interface with possibly the higher priced and faster GDDR5 or the more usual but slower DDR3 for VRAM.

June 30, 20123 commentsRead More
NVIDIA GTX 660M VS GTX 670m VS GTX 675M, detail specifications Comparison

NVIDIA GTX 660M VS GTX 670m VS GTX 675M, detail specifications Comparison

GeForce GTX 600M series is the latest dedicated graphic card released by NVIDIA, all of them have a great performance, are equiped in most top gaming laptops, they are able to improve your gaming performance and extra long life of the battery with NVIDIA Optimus technology, Get built with the leading gaming technology, like NVIDIA® 3D Vision® and NVIDIA® PhysX® technology – it is  the best 3D technology for laptops. For these 3 top NVIDIA dedicated graphic card, we will give you the ditail specifications information and GPU Performance comparison, I hope it is helpful for you to buy a gaming laptop,

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