GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 680 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

7.2

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 9,861 More than 3.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 1,006 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 80 vs 65.5 More than 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,058 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Better face detection score 69.13 mPixels/s vs 44.17 mPixels/s More than 55% better face detection score
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 75.8 fps vs 64.7 fps More than 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Significantly lower TDP 120W vs 195W Around 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 680

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

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Much better 3DMark06 score 26,525.5 vs 10,767.5 Around 2.5x 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 128.8 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s Around 80% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 128 vs 64 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better floating-point performance 3,090.4 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS Around 35% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,024 512 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 680

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 680
123.47 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 680
44.17 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 680
1,512.17 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Thief

Battlefield 4

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 960  vs 680 

9.0
9.5
This configuration is good for up to 375 W of power draw.
GeForce GTX 680

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Comments

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dont upgrade from a 680 to a 960 bro, wait until the gtx 1000s come out eg. either the gtx 1060 or gtx 1070
Also saving of lots of money :p
energy savings look nice, but not enough reason to upgrade yet, I guess. Then again should probably compare to gtx 980 rather than the mid-line gtx 960.
The best graphic card to save more energy with same performance as GTX 680 :P
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