The GeForce GTX 980M SLI vs GeForce TITAN X

With the availability of the new GeForce GTX 980 the powerful mobile GPU for gaming laptops found in the MSI GT80 2QE Titan some people have been lucky enough to test the performance of the 980M the most powerful graphics cards from Nvidia, however not many will be able to afford the $4000 MSI GT80 2QE Titan,

MSI GT80 2QE Titan - benchmark

First we’ll look at the 1080p results and, in short, we can say that the SLI configuration of the 980M GTX offers better performance than the TITAN X in most tests, all but in Crysis 3 where the GTX TITAN X really shines. Not too bad considering that the Core i7-4790K CPU is more powerful than the Core i7-4980HQ found in the MSI notebook.

1920×1080 (1080p) GTX 970 GTX 980 GTX 980M 980M SLI Titan X
Battlefield 4, Ultra, 4x MSAA 74.6 86.5 61.5 113.5 111.2
Crysis 3, Very High, SMAA 71.4 81.5 57.2 88.7 105.0
Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ultra High, FXAA 51.7 62.4 42.0 82.6 77.6
Far Cry 4, Ultra, SMAA 77.4 87.4 61.6 115.5 101.5
COD Advanced Warfare, Extra, FSMAA 117.8 128.0 103.4 117.8 149.9
Ryse: Son of Rome, High, SMAA 65.1 75.8 53.1 101.9 99.2
Shadow of Mordor, Ultra, High Textures, FXAA 80.8 91.7 65.8 115.5 118.9
Tomb Raider, Ultimate, FXAA 102.4 118.2 84.0 163.4 150.4
Metro Last Light Redux, Max, Post AA 79.4 91.3 64.7 114.1 117.5

If we move up to 1440p resolution, we find COD Advanced Warfare, a game very poorly optimized for dual video card setups. In other tests, the GTX 980M SLI is better or just below the GTX TITAN X depending on the game in question. For example in Crysis 3 where the difference is more obvious, where its performance approaches that of the TITAN X.

2560×1440 (1440p)    GTX 970    GTX 980    GTX 980M    980M SLI    Titan X
Battlefield 4, Ultra, 4x MSAA    48.9    57.0    40.8    77.2    75.1
Crysis 3, Very High, SMAA    43.0    50.0    35.3    55.6    67.0
Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ultra High, FXAA    32.8    39.4    26.8    53.6    51.6
Far Cry 4, Ultra, SMAA    53.9    61.3    42.7    93.5    78.6
COD Advanced Warfare, Extra, FSMAA    87.0    98.2    75.7    91.3    114.6
Ryse: Son of Rome, High, SMAA    46.3    54.1    37.7    72.7    71.4
Shadow of Mordor, Ultra, High Textures, FXAA    57.0    66.0    47.1    82.0    85.3
Tomb Raider, Ultimate, FXAA    65.5    76.7    54.8    103.9    101.7
Metro Last Light Redux, Max, Post-AA    48.9    58.3    40.8    68.0    74.5

And finally the Crysis 3 results, where the TITAN X really shines

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