GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 945A 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

7.6

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

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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 higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 15.5x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 4x higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 823.3 GFLOPS Around 4.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 8.58 GPixel/s More than 6.8x higher pixel rate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Many more render output processors 56 vs 8 48 more render output processors
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 384 1280 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 104 vs 24 80 more texture mapping units
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 95% higher memory clock speed
Better bitcoin mining score 198.77 mHash/s vs 107.63 mHash/s Around 85% better bitcoin mining score
Front view of GeForce 945A

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Nvidia GeForce 945A

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Significantly lower TDP 33W vs 148W 4.5x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 945A

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
198.77 mHash/s
GeForce 945A
107.63 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
102.65 mPixels/s
GeForce 945A
28.87 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,202.09 frames/s
GeForce 945A
381.9 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,017.19 mInteraction/s
GeForce 945A
316.59 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
8.58 frames/s
GeForce 945A
2.01 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
42.09 frames/s
GeForce 945A
30.79 frames/s

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