GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 590 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 9,730 Around 3.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 608 MHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 3,416 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,813 vs 4,182 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 32,171 vs 25,420 More than 25% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 854 MHz More than 2x higher memory clock speed
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 80 vs 57 More than 40% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better face detection score 69.13 mPixels/s vs 30.92 mPixels/s Around 2.2x better face detection score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 1,379 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Much lower TDP 120W vs 365W 3x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 590

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 590

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much better 3DMark06 score 33,520 vs 10,767.5 More than 3x better 3DMark06 score
Much higher memory bandwidth 328 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s Around 3x higher memory bandwidth
Many more render output processors 96 vs 32 Three times as many render output processors
Much wider memory bus 768 bit vs 128 bit 6x wider memory bus
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 64 Twice as many texture mapping units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 590

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 590
107.24 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 590
30.92 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 590
1,116.13 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 590
295.13 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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