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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 400 MHz Around 2.8x higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 3.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 128 GFLOPS Around 11x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 51.2 GB/s More than 55% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s vs 12.8 GTexel/s Around 3.5x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 6.4 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
More shading units 640 vs 64 576 more shading units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTS 150M

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Nvidia GeForce GTS 150M

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Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Lower TDP 45W vs 75W 40% lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 960M  vs GTS 150M 

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

GeForce GTX 960M
80.2 GB/s
GeForce GTS 150M
51.2 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 GTS 150M
6.4 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GTX 960M
43.9 GTexel/s
GeForce GTS 150M
12.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 960M
1,404.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GTS 150M

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce GTX 960M  vs
GTS 150M 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GM107 G94
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 1,097 MHz 400 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 640 64
Texture mapping units 40 32
Render output processors 16 16
Pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s 6.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s 12.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS 128 GFLOPS


GeForce GTX 960M  vs
GTS 150M 
Memory clock speed 1,253 MHz 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz 1,600 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s 51.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 75W 45W

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