GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 9800M GT 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

Winner
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

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Much better PassMark score 8,563 vs 717 Around 12x better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 4.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 51.2 GB/s Around 4.5x higher memory bandwidth
Much better T-Rex score 22,441.98 vs 3,357.38 Around 6.8x better T-Rex score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 512 MB 8x more memory
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 240 GFLOPS More than 14.5x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 20 GPixel/s Around 3x higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 56 vs 16 40 more render output processors
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 96 1568 more shading units
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 60 GTexel/s More than 80% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 104 vs 48 56 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce 9800M GT

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT

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Significantly lower TDP 65W vs 148W 2.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 9800M GT

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
22,441.98
GeForce 9800M GT
3,357.38

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