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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GeForce GTX 765M SLI
Monster Hunter World 107% 95%
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 108% 96%
FIFA 19 54% 45%
Assassins Creed: Odyssey 25% 18%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 206% 188%
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 19% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 241% 221%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 108% 96%
Battlefield V 115% 102%
Doom Eternal 92% 80%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M SLI are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M 2GB.

The GTX 965M has a 127 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 765M, but the GTX 765M has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 965M. As a result, the GTX 765M exhibits a 42.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 965M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 965M has a 127 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 765M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 965M providing 4.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 965M was released over a year more recently than the GTX 765M, and so the GTX 965M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 765M.

The GTX 765M has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 965M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 765M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 765M has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 965M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 765M is noticeably better than the GTX 965M.

The GeForce GTX 965M 2GB has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 765M SLI has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 965M is 1017 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 765M is 1326. The GTX 765M having 309 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 765M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 965M.

The GeForce GTX 965M 2GB requires 70 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 765M SLI requires 125 Watts. The GTX 765M requires 55 Watts more than the GTX 965M to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 765M may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 965M.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed924 MHzvs797 MHz
Boost Clock993 MHzvs863 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-N16EKepler GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date07 Jan 2015vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 28% vs green tick 44%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs1536
Actual Shader Performance49%vs64%
Texture Mapping Units64vs128
Texture Rate59.1 GTexel/svs102 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs25.5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power70 Wattsvs125 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4710MQ 4-Core 2.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-3630QM 4-Core 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 965M 2GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.

GeForce GTX 965M 2GB Equips the GPU Codenamed GM204-N16E-GS which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU and has 8 SM activated. It offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 924MHz and goes up to 950MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1253MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB. This is adequate for 1080p Gaming in most Games.

Power Consumption
GeForce GTX 965M 2GB has a Rated Board TDP of 50W.

GeForce GTX 965M 2GB proves to be incredible fast at resolutions up to 1920x1080. In fact, even at 1920x1080 it matches the older GeForce GTX 870M.
Above 1920x1080, GeForce GTX 965M 2GB's performance decreases significantly and becomes further distant from the higher positioned GeForce GTX 970M.
Nevertheless, all modern games should run comfortably at 1080p. It can be said its performance lies somewhere between a desktop GeForce GTX 660 and a Radeon R9 270 which are both powerful Graphics Cards.

System Suggestions
We Recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 765M SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 765M put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1 which, together, offer 1536 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 797MHz and goes up to 863MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Each GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 100W and 150W.

Because SLI Relies on Proper Driver Support for Scaling, Performance may vary from game to game.
Overall, GeForce GTX 765M SLI should offer Performance Comparable to a single GeForce GTX 780M at 1920x1080.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 765M SLI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080.
Recommended CPUIntel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz
Intel Core i7-820QM 4-Core 1.73GHz
Intel Core i3-6167U 2.7GHz
Intel Core i3-6100H 2.7GHz
Intel Core i5-5350U 1.8GHz
Intel Core i7-2960XM 4-Core 2.7GHz
Intel Core i7-4712MQ 4-Core 2.3GHz
Intel Core i7-4712HQ 4-Core 2.3GHz
Intel Core i7-4760HQ 4-Core 2.1GHz
Intel Core i7-4750HQ 4-Core 2.0GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesN/AN/A
GPU Variants--