GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 470 vs 940M among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6

Overall Score

Winner
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470 

GPUBoss recommends the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 470

Reasons to consider the
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470

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Much better 3DMark06 score 22,622 vs 2,427 More than 9.2x better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 3,607 vs 952 More than 3.8x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 133.9 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 9.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 15,350 vs 6,942.5 Around 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 3,348 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 85% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 40 vs 8 32 more render output processors
Significantly higher diablo III framerate 80 fps vs 53.8 fps Around 50% higher diablo III framerate
Higher pixel rate 19.6 GPixel/s vs 8.58 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 56 vs 24 32 more texture mapping units
Better T-Rex score 3.26 frames/s vs 1.31 frames/s Around 2.5x better T-Rex score
Better fire strike factor score 24.71 vs 17.42 More than 40% better fire strike factor score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 32.8 fps vs 14.43 fps More than 2.2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 32.8 vs 14.4 More than 2.2x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Wider memory bus 320 bit vs 64 bit 5x wider memory bus
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,340 vs 769 Around 75% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce 940M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 940M

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,072 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 11,920 vs 4,342 Around 2.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much lower TDP 33W vs 215W 6.5x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 470 vs 940M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
96.66 mHash/s
GeForce 940M
101.37 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
27.93 mPixels/s
GeForce 940M
25.83 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
3,353.44
GeForce 940M
3,360.76

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
3,706.15
GeForce 940M
3,575.1

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Hitman: Absolution

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