Currently, the GeForce GTX 965m bridges the performance gap between the mid-range graphics card GeForce GTX 960m and the high-end GeForce GTX 970M, satisfying those gamers not too demanding and with a smaller budget available. But there seem to be new: Notebookcheck colleagues have learned from a source close to Nvidia (probably the same one that spilled the existence of the new GeForce 920MX, 930MX and 940MX) in the first quarter of 2016 is planned to update the current GeForce GTX 965m (N16E-GS) with a faster but will have the same name and different code, GeForce GTX 965m (N15E-GR). What better occasion of the presentation at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where the Santa Clara company will hold a press conference?
The decision to keep the same name for a more powerful graphics card is groundless, but is one strategy that Nvidia has assigned for example to the GeForce GTX 980 for the same notebook model name for desktop PCs while having different performance. In this situation, users may confuse the two GPU, so why not launch a GeForce GTX 965m you? Probably the reasons are in the minor update.
The new GeForce GTX 965 (2016) will have only higher frequencies: the clock rate base will increase from 924MHz to 935MHz, and the maximum (Turbo) will have a significant improvement from 950MHz to 1151MHz. In practice, this will mean an increase of 20% that will record without problems around 8400 points in 3DMark 11, halfway between the current GeForce GTX 965m and GTX 970M.
They are not yet known notebooks that will use the new GPU, but there will be the usual names in the industry “gaming”, as MSI, Clevo and Gigabyte, as they are among the few to offer notebooks equipped with the current GeForce GTX 965m.