GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 820A among all GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 970

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Much better PassMark score 8,563 vs 689 Around 12.5x better PassMark score
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 4x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 15.5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 3.1 GPixel/s Around 19x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 297.6 GFLOPS Around 11.8x better floating-point performance
More memory 4,096 MB vs 1,024 MB 4x more memory
Many more render output processors 56 vs 8 48 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 12.4 GTexel/s More than 8.8x higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 96 1568 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 104 vs 16 88 more texture mapping units
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 95% higher memory clock speed
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce 820A

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Significantly lower TDP 15W vs 148W 9.9x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 820A

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
GeForce 820A

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
GeForce 820A

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