GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 580M 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

1.6

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M  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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Much higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 620 MHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 5,277 vs 3,116.5 Around 70% better 3DMark06 score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 3,000 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 70.9 fps More than 70% higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 20,550.5 More than 15% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better bitcoin mining score 174.57 mHash/s vs 67.21 mHash/s More than 2.5x better bitcoin mining score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 750 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 952.3 GFLOPS More than 45% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 9.92 GPixel/s More than 75% higher pixel rate
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,479 vs 954 More than 55% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 580M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M

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Better PassMark score 2,286 vs 2,043 More than 10% better PassMark score
Significantly better T-Rex score 3,358.98 vs 3,353.98 Almost the same
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 64 vs 40 24 more texture mapping units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 580M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.57 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 580M
67.21 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
54.29 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 580M
24.42 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
795.24 frames/s
GeForce GTX 580M
690.98 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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