GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 1060 Mobile 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

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 1060 Mobile.

Front view of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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Much better PassMark score 8,710 vs 2,043 More than 4.2x better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,404 MHz vs 1,097 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher pixel rate 67.4 GPixel/s vs 17.55 GPixel/s More than 3.8x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 5,012 MHz Around 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 3,594 GFLOPS vs 1,404.2 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 112.3 GTexel/s vs 43.9 GTexel/s More than 2.5x higher texture rate
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,670 MHz vs 1,176 MHz More than 40% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better ocean surface simulation score 1,696.87 frames/s vs 795.15 frames/s Around 2.2x better ocean surface simulation score
Much better PassMark direct compute score 5,039 vs 1,479 Around 3.5x better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 51.7 vs 20.6 More than 2.5x higher crysis 3 framerate
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus
Better cloud gate factor score 20.55 vs 17.8 More than 15% better cloud gate factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 1060 Mobile

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.89 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
494.24 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
53.96 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
149.74 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
795.15 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
1,696.87 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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