GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M vs 880M 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 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 8,212 Around 3x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 954 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 84 fps Around 45% higher diablo III framerate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,176 MHz vs 993 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Better bitcoin mining score 174.57 mHash/s vs 82.51 mHash/s More than 2x better bitcoin mining score
Lower TDP 75W vs 122W Around 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 880M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M

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Significantly better PassMark score 3,577 vs 2,043 More than 75% better PassMark score
Much more memory 8,192 MB vs 2,048 MB 4x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher texture rate 122.1 GTexel/s vs 43.9 GTexel/s More than 2.8x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 2,930.7 GFLOPS vs 1,404.2 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 40 88 more texture mapping units
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 33.2 fps vs 20.75 fps More than 60% higher crysis 3 framerate
Significantly better T-Rex score 3,359.5 vs 3,353.98 Almost the same
Significantly more shading units 1,536 vs 640 896 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 30.53 GPixel/s vs 17.55 GPixel/s Around 75% higher pixel rate
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 BioShock infinite framerate 65.6 fps vs 45.3 fps Around 45% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,344 vs 1,479 Around 60% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher metro: last light framerate 42.4 vs 31.05 More than 35% higher metro: last light framerate
Better sky diver factor score 351.61 vs 260.76 Around 35% better sky diver factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 880M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.57 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 880M
82.51 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
54.29 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 880M
41.2 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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