GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 1050 among all GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

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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Significantly better PassMark score 8,567 vs 4,447 Around 95% better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 1,733.1 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Significantly better manhattan score 3,713.26 vs 1,690.56 Around 2.2x better manhattan score
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 54.2 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Significantly better fire strike factor score 72.4 vs 40.93 More than 75% better fire strike factor score
More render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Significantly better particle simulation score 1,122.85 mInteraction/s vs 542.95 mInteraction/s More than 2x better particle simulation score
More shading units 1,664 vs 640 1024 more shading units
More texture mapping units 104 vs 40 64 more texture mapping units
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 43.3 GPixel/s More than 35% higher pixel rate
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 112.8 vs 71.6 Around 60% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,372 vs 2,935 Around 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

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Higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,455 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 148W Around 50% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 1050

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
480.37 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050
212.5 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
148.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050
64.02 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
GeForce GTX 1050

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite


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