GTX 965M Benchmarks and Info

Benchmark Suite Scores

2017Lowest
Bioshock Infinite, High@768p
Thief, Very high@768p
Battlefield 4 Campaign, Medium@768p
860
* Scores are average FPS
GTX 965M Specs
ModelGTX 965M (Maxwell II)
CoreGM204, 1024 cores @ 0.924GHZ - 0.95GHZ
VRAM2GB/4GB GDDR5 @ 1.25GHZ (5GHZ eff.), 128-bit.
GFLOPS (w/Boost)1946 (FP32)
Memory bandwidth80 GB/s
TMUs64
ROPs32
Power~60W-70W

The Nvidia GTX 965M is a 900 series’ top-midrange gaming GPU, based on the Nvidia Maxwell (II) architecture and the GM204 core and utilizing a GDDR5 RAM. At its time, the GTX 965M could be found in laptops for as low as $800 with a typical price of around $900-$1000. The 965M was accompanied by the GTX 965M Ti later on, closing the big gap a little more between the 965M and the 970M.

Gaming performance is adequate for high to very high graphics settings @ 1080p in games of its time (2016). Compared to the current Pascal offerings (2018), performance in heavy 3D games is trailing the GTX 1050 by around 20-30%, depending on the game. The Pascal 1050 model replaces the 960M/965M/965M Ti segment in practice. GTX 1050 equipped laptops can be found for $550-$600 and GTX 1050 Ti laptops can be found for as low as $580-$600 from time to time.

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  • GTX 965M Ti
  • GTX 1050 (laptop)
  • GTX 1050 Ti (laptop)
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worstavgbest

Crysis 3

768p1080p
Highest(768p)
system spec, texture resolution: "very high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
474747
Very high(768p)
system spec, texture resolution: "high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
636363
Medium(768p)
system spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx
686868
Highest(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "very high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
262626
Very high(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
263237
Medium(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx
263951
details
HSTVHM
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
47
26
63
26
68
26
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
26
37
51
system spec, texture resolution: "very high" preset; SMAA 2Txsystem spec, texture resolution: "high" preset; SMAA 2Txsystem spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx

Bioshock Infinite

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
"Ultra" preset
737780
Very high(768p)
"Very High" preset
788898
High(768p)
"High" preset
111113115
Highest(1080p)
"Ultra" preset
505151
Very high(1080p)
"Very High" preset
646566
High(1080p)
"High" preset
768899
details
HSTVHH
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
80
51
98
66
111
76
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
73
50
78
64
115
99
"Ultra" preset"Very High" preset"High" preset

Thief

768p1080p
Highest(768p)
505050
Very high(768p)
565656
Medium(768p)
595959
Highest(1080p)
363738
Very high(1080p)
434445
Medium(1080p)
525354
details
HSTVHM
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
50
36
56
45
59
52
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
38
43
54

Total War : Rome II

768p1080p
Highest(768p)
464646
Very high(768p)
686868
Highest(1080p)
303030
Very high(1080p)
484848
High(1080p)
626262
details
HSTVHH
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
46
30
68
48
62

Alien : Isolation

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
898989
Medium(768p)
120120120
Highest(1080p)
555555
details
HSTM
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
89
55
120

Civilization : Beyond Earth

1080p
Highest(1080p)
475052
Very high(1080p)
505152
High(1080p)
535761
Medium(1080p)
646770
details
HSTVHHM
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
47
50
53
64
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
52
52
61
70

Metro : Last Light

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
313232
Very high(768p)
505458
High(768p)
696969
Medium(768p)
888888
Highest(1080p)
192021
Very high(1080p)
383838
High(1080p)
404040
Medium(1080p)
636363
details
HSTVHHM
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
31
19
50
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
32
21
58
38
69
40
88
63

Dragon Age: Inquisition

DX11
1080p
Highest(1080p)
272727
High(1080p)
383838
Medium(1080p)
686868
details
HSTHM
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
27
38
68
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
27
38
68

The Elders Scrolls V : Skyrim

1080p
Highest(1080p)
505050
Very high(1080p)
787878
details
HSTVH
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
50
78
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
50
78

Battlefield 4 Campaign

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
585858
High(768p)
626262
Medium(768p)
878787
Highest(1080p)
383939
High(1080p)
646973
Medium(1080p)
8395107
details
HSTHM
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
58
38
62
64
87
83
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
39
73
107

World of Tanks

DX9
1080p
Highest(1080p)
314967
details
HST
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
31
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
67

Shadow Of Mordor

768p1080p
Highest(768p)
454545
Very high(768p)
626262
High(768p)
777777
Highest(1080p)
315068
Very high(1080p)
414344
High(1080p)
454646
details
HSTVHH
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
45
68
62
44
77
46
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
31
41
45

Total War : Attila

1080p
Highest(1080p)
141414
Very high(1080p)
232323
High(1080p)
383838
details
HSTVHH
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
14
23
38

Elite Dangerous

768p1080p
Highest(768p)
717171
Highest(1080p)
556167
details
HST
Alienware 15 R1 | I5-4210H | GTX 965M
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
71
55
Alienware 15 R2 | I5-6300HQ | GTX 965M
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
67

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