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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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Much higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 400 MHz More than 2.8x higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 4.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 128 GFLOPS More than 18x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 6.4 GPixel/s Around 5.8x higher pixel rate
Higher memory bandwidth 112.2 GB/s vs 51.2 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 12.8 GTexel/s Around 5.8x higher texture rate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
More shading units 1,024 vs 64 960 more shading units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More texture mapping units 64 vs 32 Twice as many texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTS 150M

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Nvidia GeForce GTS 150M

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Lower TDP 45W vs 120W 2.7x lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 960  vs GTS 150M 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 960
112.2 GB/s
GeForce GTS 150M
51.2 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 960
36.1 GPixel/s
GeForce GTS 150M
6.4 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 960
72.1 GTexel/s
GeForce GTS 150M
12.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 960
2,308.1 GFLOPS
GeForce GTS 150M
128 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GTX 960  vs
GTS 150M 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GM206 G94
Market Desktop Laptop
Clock speed 1,127 MHz 400 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,024 64
Texture mapping units 64 32
Render output processors 32 16
Pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s 6.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s 12.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS 128 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 960  vs
GTS 150M 
Memory clock speed 1,753 MHz 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz 1,600 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 112.2 GB/s 51.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 120W 45W

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