GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 930MX 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

7.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Significantly better PassMark score 5,813 vs 1,126 Around 5.2x better PassMark score
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 2,000 MHz More than 3.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 112.2 GB/s vs 16 GB/s More than 7x higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 1,019 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 782.6 GFLOPS Around 3x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 16.3 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 24.46 GTexel/s Around 3x higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 75% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better ocean surface simulation score 780.9 frames/s vs 165.34 frames/s Around 4.8x better ocean surface simulation score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 877 Around 3.5x better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 1,024 vs 384 640 more shading units
More texture mapping units 64 vs 24 40 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher battlefield 4 framerate 58 vs 11.9 More than 4.8x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Front view of GeForce 930MX

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Nvidia GeForce 930MX

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Significantly lower TDP 17W vs 120W 7.1x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 930MX

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce 930MX
23.56 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce 930MX
165.34 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s
GeForce 930MX
247.21 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
3.92 frames/s
GeForce 930MX
1.09 frames/s

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

Metro: Last Light

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