Nvidia GeForce GTX 980MX: Is It Worth Buying?

The GeForce GTX 980MX is one of NVIDIA’s proprietary mobile graphics chipsets. Since it’s a mobile chipset—designed for laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices—the 980MX is less powerful than the fully unlocked GeForce GTX 980.


Clock Speed: 1050 MHz Boost Clock: 1178 MHz Memory Clock: 1500 MHz Effective Speed: 6 GB/s Memory Size: 8 GB Memory Type: GDDR5 Memory Bus: 256 bit

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980MX

The GPU variant for the 980MX is the N16E-GXX-A1 which features DirectX 12 support, allowing the chipset to run modern games efficiently.

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History of the GTX 980MX: What to Know

This chipset was initially released on 1 June 2016, and it’s built based on the GM204 graphics processor using the 28-nanometre semiconductor manufacturing process.

Can You Run the GTX 980MX in SLI?

No. The GTX 980MX is a standalone laptop chipset with no SLI compatibility. Therefore, you cannot run this concurrently with another GTX 980MX. If you want to run your graphics card in SLI, you’ll need to purchase a GTX 980M SLI card.

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Is the GTX 980MX Worth It? Should I Buy One?

At this point, we cannot recommend purchasing a GTX 980MX. The chipset is currently in the end-of-life stage and will likely reach obsolescence in the next few years.

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