GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 650M 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 gaming, 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 better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 2,111.5 More than 11.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better PassMark score 2,043 vs 1,208 Around 70% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 58.1 fps More than 2x higher diablo III framerate
Much better T-Rex score 3,353.98 vs 3,342.1 Almost the same
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 20.75 fps vs 8.4 fps Around 2.5x higher crysis 3 framerate
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly better bitcoin mining score 174.57 mHash/s vs 22.46 mHash/s More than 7.8x better bitcoin mining score
Better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 652.8 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 6.8 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher metro: last light framerate 31.05 vs 12 More than 2.5x higher metro: last light framerate
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 45.3 fps vs 17.45 fps More than 2.5x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s vs 27.2 GTexel/s More than 60% higher texture rate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,479 vs 616 Around 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
Slightly better fire strike factor score 32.14 vs 20.58 More than 55% better fire strike factor score
Front view of GeForce GT 650M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 13,514 vs 5,277 More than 2.5x better 3DMark06 score
Lower TDP 45W vs 75W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs GT 650M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.57 mHash/s
GeForce GT 650M
22.46 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
54.29 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 650M
9.87 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Crysis 3

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