GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950M vs 560M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 950M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 22,237 vs 1,820 Around 12.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 775 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 1,536 MB Around 2.8x more memory
Much higher diablo III framerate 102.9 fps vs 44.2 fps More than 2.2x higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,227 vs 8,003.5 Around 80% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better floating-point performance 1,271 GFLOPS vs 595.2 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 15.89 GPixel/s vs 6.2 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
More shading units 640 vs 192 448 more shading units
Higher texture rate 39.7 GTexel/s vs 24.8 GTexel/s More than 60% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 625 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
Better video composition score 39.25 frames/s vs 25.33 frames/s Around 55% better video composition score
Better manhattan score 3,717.42 vs 3,379.02 More than 10% better manhattan score
Higher dirt3 framerate 48 vs 23 More than 2x higher dirt3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,373 vs 676 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 560M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 15,327 vs 4,444 Around 3.5x better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 60 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 2,500 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 950M vs 560M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
139.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560M
44.12 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
40.71 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560M
13.64 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
369.32 frames/s
GeForce GTX 560M
404.62 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
450.1 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 560M
110.68 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
2.52 frames/s
GeForce GTX 560M
1.24 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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