GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 780M 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

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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 T-Rex score 3,353.98 vs 3,060.34 Around 10% better T-Rex score
Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 7,776.5 More than 3x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 771 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,176 MHz vs 797 MHz Around 50% higher turbo clock speed
Better bitcoin mining score 174.57 mHash/s vs 81.78 mHash/s Around 2.2x better bitcoin mining score
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 780M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,381.5 vs 5,277 Around 4.5x better 3DMark06 score
Much better PassMark score 4,043 vs 2,043 Around 2x better PassMark score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 2x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher diablo III framerate 186.1 fps vs 121.3 fps Around 55% higher diablo III framerate
Higher texture rate 102 GTexel/s vs 43.9 GTexel/s More than 2.2x higher texture rate
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 40 88 more texture mapping units
Better floating-point performance 2,448 GFLOPS vs 1,404.2 GFLOPS Around 75% better floating-point performance
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 29.25 fps vs 20.75 fps More than 40% higher crysis 3 framerate
Significantly more shading units 1,536 vs 640 896 more shading units
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
Higher pixel rate 25.5 GPixel/s vs 17.55 GPixel/s More than 45% higher pixel rate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,247 vs 1,479 More than 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Better fire strike factor score 53.72 vs 32.14 More than 65% better fire strike factor score
Higher metro: last light framerate 37 vs 31.05 Around 20% higher metro: last light framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 780M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.57 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780M
81.78 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
54.29 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780M
35.82 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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