GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 740M 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

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 higher dead space 3 framerate 92.8 fps vs 33.95 fps Around 2.8x higher dead space 3 framerate
Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 1,873 Around 12.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 810 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,802 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 2,041 vs 771 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 46.2 fps Around 2.8x higher diablo III framerate
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 28.83 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 622.1 GFLOPS More than 2.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly better cloud gate factor score 17.9 vs 9.02 Around 2x better cloud gate factor score
Higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 6.48 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s vs 25.92 GTexel/s Around 70% higher texture rate
Better T-Rex score 3.69 frames/s vs 0.87 frames/s Around 4.2x better T-Rex score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 901 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 45.3 fps vs 9.2 fps Around 5x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher thief framerate 27.8 vs 6.6 Around 4.2x higher thief framerate
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
Higher crysis 3 framerate 20.75 fps vs 7.4 fps More than 2.8x higher crysis 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,925 vs 734 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GT 740M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

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Better 3DMark06 score 10,161 vs 5,277 Around 95% better 3DMark06 score
Lower TDP 45W vs 75W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs GT 740M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.92 mHash/s
GeForce GT 740M
44.5 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
53.96 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 740M
9.35 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
3,353.38
GeForce GT 740M
3,351.88

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
3,717.22
GeForce GT 740M
3,606.83

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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My Sony VAIO has GeForce GT 740M
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