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

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

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 8,563 vs 4,443 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 1,862 GFLOPS Around 90% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 58.2 GTexel/s Around 90% higher texture rate
More render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Significantly better sky diver factor score 428.4 vs 303.85 More than 40% better sky diver factor score
More shading units 1,664 vs 640 1024 more shading units
More texture mapping units 104 vs 40 64 more texture mapping units
Significantly better particle simulation score 1,122.49 mInteraction/s vs 542.95 mInteraction/s More than 2x better particle simulation score
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 46.56 GPixel/s More than 25% higher pixel rate
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 2,863 Around 55% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 88.6 vs 54 Around 65% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Front view of 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
485.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050
212.5 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
102.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050
80.61 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

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