GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 480 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.

See full details

Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with GPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

Report a correction
Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 32,987 vs 5,014 More than 6.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 726 MHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 3,800 MHz Around 85% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 32,171 vs 20,100 More than 60% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 5,813 vs 4,356 Around 35% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 1,393 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 950 MHz Around 85% higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 21.78 GPixel/s More than 65% higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 43.56 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,024 vs 480 544 more shading units
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 1,561 More than 95% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher metro: last light framerate 56.8 vs 38 Around 50% higher metro: last light framerate
Significantly lower TDP 120W vs 250W 2.1x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 480

Reasons to consider the
EVGA GeForce GTX 480

Report a correction
Much better 3DMark06 score 23,824 vs 10,767.5 Around 2.2x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 182.4 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s Around 65% higher memory bandwidth
Much wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 480

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 480
116.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 480
34.48 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 480
706.1 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 480
303.89 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Metro: Last Light

Reviews Word on the street

Read more

Comments

Showing 2 comments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkr2bDqCCgE The Old 480 Powerfull!
WhyTF is 970 included in this comparison ?
comments powered by Disqus