GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 470 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

7.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 

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

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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 better 3DMark 11 graphics score 32,987 vs 4,342 More than 7.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 3,348 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 32,171 vs 15,350 More than 2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 700 MHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,813 vs 3,607 More than 60% better PassMark score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 80 vs 30 Around 2.8x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 1,254 GFLOPS Around 85% better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 837 MHz More than 2x higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 19.6 GPixel/s Around 85% higher pixel rate
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,280 MB 60% more memory
Higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 39.2 GTexel/s Around 85% higher texture rate
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 75.8 fps vs 32.8 fps More than 2.2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
More shading units 1,024 vs 448 576 more shading units
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 1,340 More than 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Better cloud gate factor score 20.16 vs 17.95 More than 10% better cloud gate factor score
Slightly better T-Rex score 3.92 frames/s vs 3.26 frames/s Around 20% better T-Rex score
Significantly lower TDP 120W vs 215W Around 45% lower TDP
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 10,767.5 More than 2x better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 133.9 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s Around 20% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly wider memory bus 320 bit vs 128 bit 2.5x wider memory bus
More render output processors 40 vs 32 8 more render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 470

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 470
96.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 470
27.93 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 470
979.97 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

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