Nvidia quietly adds GeForce GTX 965M to mobile lineupBy Shawn Knight
Despite having the massive stage that is CES at its disposal, Nvidia elected to go the silent route with the release of its budget-minded GeForce GTX 965M mobile GPU. The graphics chip entered Nvidia's lineup without nary a peep today, joining Nvidia's existing 900M series - the GTX 970M and the GTX 980M.
The 965M is based on the same GM204 GPU that powers the rest of the series but as evident by its moniker, it's a cut-down model for the entry-level market.
Specification-wise, the 965M consists of 1,024 Stream processors with a base clock of 944MHz and an unspecified Boost clock. There's also a 128-bit memory interface clocked at 2,500MHz that's good for 80GB/sec in terms of bandwidth but just how much GDDR5 memory is on tap is unknown at this hour.
For comparison, the GTX 980M consists of 1,536 Stream processors with a base clock of 1,038MHz. It also has 4GB of GDDR5 on tap with a memory interface of 256-bit. Combined with the same 2,500MHz memory clock, you're looking at 160GB/sec of memory bandwidth - twice as much as the 965M affords.
Even with what will no doubt equate to lower performance, Nvidia is marketing it as a gaming-capable 1080p solution. And considering that a number of OEMs have systems on display at CES this week powered by the 965M, retail availability can't be too far off.