GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 920MX among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Much better PassMark score 8,563 vs 986 Around 8.8x 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
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 8.58 GPixel/s More than 6.8x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 548.9 GFLOPS More than 6.2x better floating-point performance
Many more render output processors 56 vs 8 48 more render output processors
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 25.73 GTexel/s Around 4.2x higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 256 1408 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 104 vs 24 80 more texture mapping units
Much better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 716 More than 6x better PassMark direct compute score
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 95% higher memory clock speed
Much higher battlefield 4 framerate 88.6 vs 11 More than 8x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce 920MX

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 920MX

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Significantly lower TDP 16W vs 148W 9.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 920MX

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,358.38
GeForce 920MX
3,359.28

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,715.92
GeForce 920MX
3,246.38

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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