GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 9600M GS 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

6.6

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 

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

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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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Much better T-Rex score 3,353.98 vs 2,061.31 Around 65% better T-Rex score
Much higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 430 MHz More than 2.5x higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 3.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 25.6 GB/s Around 3.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 68.8 GFLOPS Around 20.5x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s vs 6.88 GTexel/s Around 6.5x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 3.44 GPixel/s More than 5x higher pixel rate
More shading units 640 vs 32 608 more shading units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 40 vs 16 24 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Front view of GeForce 9600M GS

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Nvidia GeForce 9600M GS

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Lower TDP 20W vs 75W 3.7x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 9600M GS

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 960M  vs 9600M GS 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 960M
80.2 GB/s
GeForce 9600M GS
25.6 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 960M
17.55 GPixel/s
GeForce 9600M GS
3.44 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 960M
43.9 GTexel/s
GeForce 9600M GS
6.88 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 960M
1,404.2 GFLOPS
GeForce 9600M GS
68.8 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

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