More Powerful Revision of Nvidia Geforce GTX 965M To Debut in Q1 2016
Nvidia is reportedly updating their Geforce GTX 965M to a more powerful core. The current variant of the GTX 965M is code named “N16E-GS” which, according to NotebookCheck, is scheduled to update to a faster variant code named “N16E-GR”. The update is much more significant for mobile given the fact that TDP and power efficiency tend to affect more on mobile platform than its desktop counterpart.
Interestingly, the upgrade might not be accompanied by any name change at all, though 965M could attain the ‘Ti’ status, but that is still unlikely, claims the insider source. So what changes we might expect the new GTX 965M to bring? Well, first the clock rates could see a boost, with base clock being raised from 924 MHz to 935 MHz, while maximum Turbo expected to increase significantly from 950 MHz to 1151 MHz.
According to preliminary testing, the new GTX 965M scores around 8400 points on the 3DMark 11 benchmark – showing the card being 15% faster than the original variant, and just about 15% slower than the GTX 970M. The upcoming GTX 965M (Ti) will feature a bus width of 128 bits, 4GB of GDDR5 memory and and will support upto 80 GB/s of sustained bandwidth.
Currently, we don’t know which devices will use the refreshed GTX 965M, though manufacturers such as MSI, Clevo, and Gigabyte should be first in line for the GPU. The new card will come with a performance boost at next to no cost as the price point will remain the same.