GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 230M 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.

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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 337 Around 25.5x better PassMark score
Much 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
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 25.6 GB/s More than 8.8x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 4 GPixel/s Around 14.8x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 105.6 GFLOPS More than 33x better floating-point performance
More memory 4,096 MB vs 1,024 MB 4x more memory
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 8 GTexel/s Around 13.8x higher texture rate
Many more render output processors 56 vs 8 48 more render output processors
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 48 1616 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 800 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 230M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 230M

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Significantly lower TDP 23W vs 148W 6.4x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs GT 230M

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 GT 230M
2,088.76

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