GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 560M 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

7.4

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 better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 1,820 More than 13x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 2,500 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 44.2 fps Around 2.8x higher diablo III framerate
Better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 595.2 GFLOPS More than 2.2x better floating-point performance
Much higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 625 MHz More than 2x higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 6.2 GPixel/s More than 2.8x higher pixel rate
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 60 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s vs 24.8 GTexel/s More than 75% higher texture rate
More shading units 640 vs 192 448 more shading units
Better bitcoin mining score 174.92 mHash/s vs 44.12 mHash/s Around 4x better bitcoin mining score
Better cloud gate factor score 17.88 vs 12.73 More than 40% better cloud gate factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,925 vs 675 More than 2.8x better PassMark direct compute score
Better manhattan score 3,719 vs 3,379.02 More than 10% better manhattan score
Front view of GeForce GTX 560M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 15,327 vs 5,277 Around 3x better 3DMark06 score
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 560M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.92 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560M
44.12 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
52.2 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560M
13.6 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
794.97 frames/s
GeForce GTX 560M
404.62 frames/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

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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