GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 1030 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 2,256 More than 3.8x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 48.06 GB/s Around 4.8x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 11.74 GPixel/s More than 5x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 1,127 GFLOPS More than 3x 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
Much better fire strike factor score 72.7 vs 27.03 Around 2.8x better fire strike factor score
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 35.23 GTexel/s More than 3x higher texture rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
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
Significantly better face detection score 105.04 mPixels/s vs 48 mPixels/s Around 2.2x better face detection score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 1,617 Around 2.8x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GT 1030

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030

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Higher clock speed 1,227 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,468 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 30W vs 148W 4.9x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs GT 1030

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s
GeForce GT 1030
139.49 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 1030
48 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s
GeForce GT 1030
417.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,358.38
GeForce GT 1030
3,360.26

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,715.92
GeForce GT 1030
3,714.14

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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