GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 1070 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

9.6

Overall Score

Winner
GeForce GTX 1070 

GPUBoss recommends the GeForce GTX 1070  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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Lower TDP 120W vs 150W 20% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070

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Generic GeForce GTX 1070

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Much better PassMark score 11,028 vs 5,813 Around 90% better PassMark score
Much more memory 8,192 MB vs 2,048 MB 4x more memory
Much higher memory bandwidth 256.3 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher clock speed 1,506 MHz vs 1,127 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 5,783 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Much higher pixel rate 96.4 GPixel/s vs 36.1 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 180.7 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s More than 2.5x higher texture rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,683 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 45% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better fire strike factor score 87.79 vs 57.4 Around 55% better fire strike factor score
Significantly better ocean surface simulation score 1,727.43 frames/s vs 780.9 frames/s Around 2.2x better ocean surface simulation score
Much better PassMark direct compute score 6,724 vs 3,046 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly more shading units 1,920 vs 1,024 896 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 120 vs 64 56 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher thief framerate 88.5 vs 50.6 Around 75% higher thief framerate
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,753 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 1070

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1070
697.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1070
151.32 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1070
1,727.43 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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