GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 1050 among all GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050  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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Better T-Rex score 3,353.38 vs 2,520 Around 35% better T-Rex score
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050

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Better PassMark score 4,440 vs 2,041 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 1,097 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 5,012 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 43.3 GPixel/s vs 17.55 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
Higher memory bandwidth 112.1 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 40% higher memory bandwidth
Higher turbo clock speed 1,455 MHz vs 1,176 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Better fire strike factor score 40.93 vs 32.59 More than 25% better fire strike factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,932 vs 1,925 More than 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly better T-Rex score 4.79 frames/s vs 3.69 frames/s Around 30% better T-Rex score
Higher metro: last light framerate 44.5 vs 31.05 Around 45% higher metro: last light framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 1050

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.92 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050
273.37 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
53.96 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050
80.29 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

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Keep in mind he 960M is MUCH weaker than the desktop 960.
So which gpu is better for gaming 960 or 1050? which can i use for playing games in 1080p high settings?
oh you're indonesian. there's this amazing seller called Pemmz , you can check in tokopedia for MSI GL62M 7RD. The spec are: - i7-7700HQ - 8GB DDR4-2133 - 1TB SATA HDD (+ 1 M.2 NVMe slot PCI Gen.3) - Nvidia GTX1050 2GB GDDR5 - 15,6" FHD for the price of Rp 12.999.000. I think it's a steal since MSI GL62 6QF - 1481ID with i7-6700HQ and 960M is sold for the same price! Cheaper alternative is ASUS X550IU with FX processor and AMD RX460 with the price tag: Rp 9.999.000
Wait, maybe if I sell my old laptop, I could got that one... But I don't think it would sell well...
well, you may be right, I should get patience for it, thanks... for now I stuck with GT635M, well just deal with it...
150-200? More? Well then i really hope you save up a bit more. Seriously, go to youtube and compare the perfamnce of 960M (this is weaker than the desktop 960) to the 1060. If you literally have 0 patience, 1050 is the best choice. 960M is showing its age.
hmmm, I'm in Indonesia, and I think that for 1060 laptop's price is about $150 - $200 more expensive, but I know yes that 1060 is extremely better, but my budget is around for 960 or 1050
I would say so. But can you spare some extra money for a GTX 1060 laptop? It is just insanely more powerful than both of these cards. Of course, it's also a bit more expensive. Sometimes twice as expensive.
then, do you think 1050 is better? I kinda stuck for purchasing a gaming laptop
Man, I remember when 960M was almost guaranteed to be in every mid range gaming laptop. That time is over. 1050 is a very promising "low" end laptop graphics card for gamers. Nvidia did a great step up with removing the "M" in the name and sticking the full desktop cards in there. GG.
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