GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 870M 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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Higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 941 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 75 fps More than 60% higher diablo III framerate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,176 MHz vs 967 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Better bitcoin mining score 174.57 mHash/s vs 81.75 mHash/s Around 2.2x better bitcoin mining score
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 870M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M

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Better 3DMark06 score 7,156 vs 5,277 More than 35% better 3DMark06 score
Higher texture rate 105.4 GTexel/s vs 43.9 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Better PassMark score 2,297 vs 2,043 More than 10% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 2,529.4 GFLOPS vs 1,404.2 GFLOPS More than 80% better floating-point performance
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 120 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 50% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more texture mapping units 112 vs 40 72 more texture mapping units
Significantly better T-Rex score 3,360.2 vs 3,353.98 Almost the same
More shading units 1,344 vs 640 704 more shading units
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 26.7 fps vs 20.75 fps Around 30% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher pixel rate 26.35 GPixel/s vs 17.55 GPixel/s More than 50% higher pixel rate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,355 vs 1,479 Around 60% better PassMark direct compute 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
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 52.2 fps vs 45.3 fps More than 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher metro: last light framerate 34.4 vs 31.05 More than 10% higher metro: last light framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 870M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.57 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 870M
81.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
54.29 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 870M
34.84 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

Comments

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Apparently your an idiot. This is a comparison between 870m and 960m. Performance increase from 860m to 960m is negligible and the specs as on paper predicted that.
Wtf is this shit comparison? The 960m is not even out and neither are its hardware specs. There is no proof it's the same as the 860m, no matter what rumors you've read. This is pure speculation and should be declared as such on the top of the page.
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