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

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Front view of GeForce GTX 960M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 960M vs the 1050.

Front view of GeForce GTX 1050

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Better PassMark score 4,443 vs 2,043 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 46.56 GPixel/s vs 17.55 GPixel/s Around 2.8x 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
Higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Better video composition score 73.72 frames/s vs 52.02 frames/s More than 40% better video composition score
Better manhattan score 3,711.86 vs 2,851.98 More than 30% better manhattan score
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,863 vs 1,479 Around 95% better PassMark direct compute score
Better fire strike factor score 41.35 vs 32.14 Around 30% better fire strike factor 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
174.89 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050
272.14 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
53.96 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050
64.02 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

Battlefield 4

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if you are a gamer you should choose the gtx 1050 but if you aren't so interested by games keep in mind that gtx 960m has a good performance and great for the money also can run many of todays games with low -medium fps sometimes higher fps the game make the difference but in general its ok
if you are a gamer you should choose the gtx 1060 but if you aren't so interested by games keep in mind that gtx 960m has a good performance and great for the money also can run many of todays games with low -medium fps sometimes higher fps the game make the difference but in general its ok
in my opinion if you are so interested by games you have to choose the gtx 1060 but but if you are not keep in mind that gtx 960 m is good for the money and the performance its weaker than 1060 but but it still acceptable and can run all games of today with medium and low fps sometimes highter fps the game make the difference and with good resolution also
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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