GTX 970M Benchmarks and Info

Benchmark Suite Scores

2017High
Metro : Last Light, Very high@1080p
Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Highest@1080p
Thief, Highest@1080p
Battlefield 4 Campaign, Highest@1080p
55.80
* Scores are average FPS
GTX 970M Specs
ModelGTX 970M (Maxwell II)
CoreGM204, 1280 cores @ 0.924GHZ - 1.038GHZ
VRAM3GB GDDR5 @ 1.25GHZ (5GHZ eff.), 192-bit.
GFLOPS (w/Boost)2657 (FP32)
Memory bandwidth120 GB/s
TMUs80
ROPs48
Power~65W-80W

The Nvidia GTX 970M is a 900 series’ top tier gaming GPU, based on the Nvidia Maxwell (II) architecture, the GM204 core and utilizing a GDDR5 RAM. At its time, the GTX 970M could be found in laptops typically priced at around $1200-$1600. It was replaced by the Pascal GTX 1060 and GTX 1070.

Gaming performance is adequate for very high to max graphics settings @ 1080p in games of its time (2016). Compared to the current Pascal offerings (2018), performance in heavy 3D games almost equals the GTX 1050 Ti GPU (laptop version) that can be found in laptops for as low as $580-$600. The GTX 1050 Ti, besides rendering the 970M irrelevant, also require considerably less power to operate, by at least 10-15W.

  • GTX 965M Ti
  • GTX 970M
  • GTX 1050 Ti (laptop)
  • GTX 1060 6GB (laptop)
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worstavgbest

Crysis 3

1080p
Highest(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "very high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
333436
Very high(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
464748
Medium(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx
686868
details
HSTVHM
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
33
48
68
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
36
48
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
33
46
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
1080p
Highest(1080p)
"Ultra" preset
626772
Very high(1080p)
"Very High" preset
909395
High(1080p)
"High" preset
929292
details
HSTVHH
Gigabyte P55W v1, GTX 970M
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
62
90
92
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
72
95
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
62
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
70
"Ultra" preset"Very High" preset"High" preset

Thief

1080p
Highest(1080p)
475154
Very high(1080p)
566064
Medium(1080p)
667176
details
HSTVHM
Gigabyte P55W v1, GTX 970M
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
49
56
66
GTX 970M
Intel I7-4710HQ (Haswell 4c / 8t, 2.5 - 3.5GHZ)
47
59
70
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
54
64
76
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
52
62
75
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
52
59
70

Total War : Rome II

1080p
Highest(1080p)
454545
Very high(1080p)
686868
details
HSTVH
Gigabyte P55W v1, GTX 970M
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
45
68

Alien : Isolation

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
125125125
Highest(1080p)
787980
details
HST
Gigabyte P55W v1, GTX 970M
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
125
78
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
80

Civilization : Beyond Earth

1080p
Highest(1080p)
656871
Very high(1080p)
666767
High(1080p)
828384
Medium(1080p)
828996
details
HSTVHHM
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
65
67
82
82
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
71
66
84
96

Metro : Last Light

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
474747
Very high(768p)
757575
High(768p)
868686
Medium(768p)
979797
Highest(1080p)
303030
Very high(1080p)
535455
High(1080p)
616467
Medium(1080p)
798692
details
HSTVHHM
Gigabyte P55W v1, GTX 970M
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
47
30
75
53
86
61
97
79
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
30
55
67
92

Dragon Age: Inquisition

DX11
1080p
Highest(1080p)
394041
High(1080p)
535456
Medium(1080p)
848484
details
HSTHM
Gigabyte P55W v1, GTX 970M
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
39
53
84
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
40
56
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
41
54

Battlefield 4 Campaign

DX11
1080p
Highest(1080p)
555963
High(1080p)
7892109
details
HSTH
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
63
109
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
58
90
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
55
78

World of Tanks

DX9
1080p
Highest(1080p)
658189
details
HST
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
89
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
65
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
89

Anno 2205

1080p
Highest(1080p)
232323
Very high(1080p)
383838
High(1080p)
525252
details
HSTVHH
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
23
38
52

Fallout 4

1080p
Highest(1080p)
444444
Very high(1080p)
555555
details
HSTVH
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
44
55
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
44
55

Shadow Of Mordor

1080p
Highest(1080p)
525355
Very high(1080p)
596366
High(1080p)
656870
details
HSTVHH
Gigabyte P55W v1, GTX 970M
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
52
62
65
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
55
66
70
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
52
59
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
53
64

Total War : Attila

1080p
Highest(1080p)
192122
Very high(1080p)
253033
High(1080p)
334148
Medium(1080p)
535353
details
HSTVHHM
Gigabyte P55W v1, GTX 970M
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
19
30
33
53
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
22
33
48
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
19
25
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
22
31

Ashes Of Singularity

1080p
BestDX11DX12
Highest(1080p)
212222
Highest(1080p)
222324
Highest(1080p)
222324
Very high(1080p)
262727
Very high(1080p)
272829
Very high(1080p)
272829
High(1080p)
333435
High(1080p)
353637
High(1080p)
353637
Medium(1080p)
343739
Medium(1080p)
353841
Medium(1080p)
353841
details
HSTVHHM
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
24
29
37
41
22
27
35
39
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
22
27
35
35
21
26
33
34

The Talos Principle

1080p
Highest(1080p)
535353
Highest(1080p)
494949
details
HST
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
52.7
48.5
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
52.7
48.5

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

1080p
BestDX11DX12
Highest(1080p)
242424
Highest(1080p)
474951
Highest(1080p)
474951
High(1080p)
565757
High(1080p)
333333
High(1080p)
565757
Medium(1080p)
252525
Medium(1080p)
636363
Medium(1080p)
636363
details
HSTHM
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
51
57
63
24
33
25
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-BSI7N27
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
46.5
56

Elite Dangerous

1080p
Highest(1080p)
101101101
details
HST
MSI GT72 G-1445
Intel Core I7-5700HQ (Broadwell 4c / 8t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)
101

Total War : Warhammer

1080p
BestDX11DX12
Highest(1080p)
434343
Highest(1080p)
474747
Highest(1080p)
474747
Very high(1080p)
595959
Very high(1080p)
666666
Very high(1080p)
666666
Medium(1080p)
676767
Medium(1080p)
737373
Medium(1080p)
737373
details
HSTVHM
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
47
66
73
43
59
67

Star Citizen

1080p
Highest(1080p)
343434
details
HST
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
34

Dark Souls III

1080p
Highest(1080p)
545454
details
HST
Eurocom Sky M5
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
54

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