GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 1060 Mobile 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 1060 Mobile 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile  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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Higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 192.2 GB/s More than 15% higher memory bandwidth
More shading units 1,664 vs 1,280 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 104 vs 80 24 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 56 vs 48 8 more render output processors
Better cloud gate factor score 22.23 vs 20.55 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,404 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
More memory 6,144 MB vs 4,096 MB 50% more memory
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,670 MHz vs 1,178 MHz More than 40% higher turbo clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,696.87 frames/s vs 1,203.9 frames/s More than 40% better ocean surface simulation score
Higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,753 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 5,039 vs 4,375 More than 15% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 80W vs 148W More than 45% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 1060 Mobile

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
485.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
494.24 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
102.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
149.74 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,203.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
1,696.87 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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