GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 930M among Laptop 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

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Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M  based on its gaming and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 960M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 11,760 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 928 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 44.9 fps Around 2.8x higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark06 score 5,277 vs 2,138 Around 2.5x better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 5.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 2,041 vs 902 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 712.7 GFLOPS More than 95% better floating-point performance
Higher turbo clock speed 1,176 MHz vs 941 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Higher texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s vs 22.27 GTexel/s More than 95% higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 7.42 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
Better cloud gate factor score 17.9 vs 11.65 Around 55% better cloud gate factor score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 45.3 fps vs 13.4 fps Around 3.5x higher BioShock infinite framerate
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 40 vs 24 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce 930M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 930M

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Higher battlefield 4 framerate 43 vs 33.4 Around 30% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Lower TDP 33W vs 75W 2.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 930M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

GeForce GTX 960M
23,777.5
GeForce 930M
11,760

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
3,353.38
GeForce 930M
3,378.64

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
3,717.22
GeForce 930M
3,737.58

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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