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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 965M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M vs the MSI GeForce GTX 1060.

Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 935 MHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 550 MHz Around 3.2x higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 5,012 MHz Around 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 29.92 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 1,914.9 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
More memory 6,144 MB vs 4,096 MB 50% more memory
Higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 59.8 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 965M  vs 1060 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 965M
80.2 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1060
192.2 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 965M
29.92 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
74.1 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 965M
59.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
123.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 965M
1,914.9 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1060
3,953 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce GTX 965M  vs
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GM204 GP106
Market Laptop Desktop
Clock speed 935 MHz 1,544 MHz
Turbo clock speed 550 MHz 1,759 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 1.5 GHz 6 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,024 1,280
Texture mapping units 64 80
Render output processors 32 48
Pixel rate 29.92 GPixel/s 74.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 59.8 GTexel/s 123.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,914.9 GFLOPS 3,953 GFLOPS


GeForce GTX 965M  vs
Memory clock speed 1,253 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 192 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 6,144 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s 192.2 GB/s

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