GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 670 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 9,600 Around 3.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 915 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 25.62 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 980 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 2,578 Around 20% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 120W vs 170W Around 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 670

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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Much better 3DMark06 score 29,150 vs 10,767.5 Around 2.8x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.3 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 102.5 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 112 vs 64 48 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 59.9 fps vs 36.1 fps More than 65% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better video composition score 69.27 frames/s vs 25.99 frames/s Around 2.8x better video composition score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 55 vs 36.1 More than 50% higher crysis 3 framerate
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 1,344 vs 1,024 320 more shading units
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 83.7 fps vs 75.8 fps More than 10% higher BioShock infinite framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 670

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GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 670
97.36 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 670
42.55 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 670
1,143.56 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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>ultra/very high w/o AA https://youtu.be/HWPQwmU_Rvs Fixed your comment
>medium-high at 1080p fixed your comment
an MSI gtx 670 2gb Power Edition runs like a stock 680 so. I take 670 over 960 any day. In fact buying a 960 instead would actually be bigger downgrade then upgrade.
Damn all these guys acting like children over a card lol. I have a 960 but it does seem 670 is better for gaming. I'll wait to upgrade to 970 anyway.
l0l, why almost-gaming? It's perfectly capable of handling all games on Ultra at 1080p, which is the way it's intended to run. Anyways, could you define the adjective "gaming"? Something that you can use to game?? Duh, I can use a 650 Ti to game as well!
test
You're delusional lol
Nope,he is just stu***,when he thing new almost-gaming card (960) can be stronger than gaming card (670)
It depends on the bin of your card, mine runs at 1250 MHz with a reference cooler (although it was an overclocked edition so likely a high bin) and has for the last 3 years. Overclocking anything is a risk, sometimes you get unlucky. Personally I have had no issues.
750 ti is Maxwell as well as the 750
La GTX 960 YA NO LLEVA EL MISMO CHIP QUE LA GAMA ALTA. En lugar de GM204 lleva GM206. ¡En realidad es la GTX950! Recordad, lo que hagan con el marketing y los nombres de las tarjetas no tiene nada que ver con la realidad y el rendimiento. Que una GTX 960 rinda bien significa que este chip es mucho mejor que el anterior, pero los nombres no concuerdan con las especificaciones. Kepler: Gama Media GTX 650/750/750Ti --> GK106 (128-bit GDDR5) Gama Media-alta GTX 660,660Ti,670,680,760,770 --> GK104 (256-bit GDDR5) Gama alta GTX 780,780Ti,Titan --> GK110 (384-bit GDDR5) Maxwell: Gama Media GTX 950/960 --> GM206 (128-bit GDDR5) Gama Media-alta GTX 970/980 --> GM204 (256-bit GDDR5) Gama alta GTX 980Ti, Titan-Black, Titan-Z,Titan-X --> GM204 (384-bit GDDR5) SI. Ni siquiera se han molestado en poner un chip GM210 en la gama alta. El que venda su GTX 660/660Ti/670/760/680/770 para hacerse con una GTX 960 es que no tiene ni idea. GTX 970 para arriba... o quedarse con Kepler que funciona perfectamente. Yo me he hecho este fin de semana con una EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB por 112€ en Ebay y funciona muy bien.
What a wonderful world it would be....
u say that cause its new? or your blind?
670 sells for $100 less for a few frames less. give me my gtx 670 mini.
I used to run my 670 at 1200Mhz, 1 year down the road and i'm here looking for a 960 becuase it broke down you fool.
correction over 1400 MHz and still runs under 80C fool.
960 FUCKS THE 670
along with the 80+ degrees and a crap tonne of power usage for the 290x and 295x2, the 960 beats the 670 slightly and its half the price, the 980 slightly beats the 290x in performance and temperature, the 290x is evidently cheaper, but if you have $800 to spend on a gpu its probably fine to buy one.
Is the name calling necessary? Geez...
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670 Rules !!!!
Nope the 670 can be overclocked enough to pull the win. 1127 Mhz vs 915Mhz so the 670 has more headroom percentage to overclock.
The graphs just showed you. The GTX670 is still a beast.
512mb of vram apparently brings all the current benchmarks down the toilet? I think not... Although shame on nVidia for that whole thing.
The 960 just sucks. Please drop the price to $175 at least.
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