The sad but truthful aspect of gaming on laptops is that the mobile GPU (graphics processing unit) was never as powerful as its bigger, louder, and faster desktop counterparts.
But, no more. The new Maxwell-era GeForce GTX 980M processor contains 75% the power of a “real” GTX 980, meaning that maxing out just about any game, from DayZ to Battlefield and everything in between, can run on ultra settings, at 2560 x 1440 resolution — higher than than regular 1080p HD.
For the top-of-the line 980M GPU, there are 1,536 processor cores, with 1,280 cores on the 970M, which is just slightly less powerful. Best of all, NVIDIA’s Battery Boost 2.0, the laptops using these GPUs can have at least an hour of gameplay, despite the fact that nearly desktop-class hardware is running without being plugged.
Via: NVIDIA Blog