GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 445M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 

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

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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 higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 570 MHz More than 90% higher clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 10,304 More than 2.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly better PassMark score 2,043 vs 1,057 Around 95% better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 5,277 vs 1,148 More than 4.5x better 3DMark06 score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 2,500 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 328.3 GFLOPS More than 4.2x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 40 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 3.42 GPixel/s Around 5.2x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s vs 13.68 GTexel/s Around 3.2x higher texture rate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 625 MHz More than 2x higher memory clock speed
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 1,479 vs 420 More than 3.5x better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 640 vs 144 496 more shading units
Better manhattan score 3,713.7 vs 3,274.2 Around 15% better manhattan score
Better fire strike factor score 32.14 vs 10.88 Around 3x better fire strike factor score
More texture mapping units 40 vs 24 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GT 445M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 445M

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Lower TDP 35W vs 75W 2.1x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs GT 445M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
3,353.98
GeForce GT 445M
3,350.21

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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