GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 1080 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

8.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080  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 higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,251 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 148W vs 180W Around 20% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Much higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 11,994 vs 8,563 More than 40% better PassMark score
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Much better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS More than 2.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s More than 2.2x higher texture rate
Significantly higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 58.8 GPixel/s Around 75% higher pixel rate
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz vs 1,178 MHz More than 45% higher turbo clock speed
More shading units 2,560 vs 1,664 896 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 104 56 more texture mapping units
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 8,106 vs 4,375 More than 85% better PassMark direct compute score
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,721.2 frames/s vs 1,203.9 frames/s Around 45% better ocean surface simulation score
Significantly higher metro: last light framerate 131.6 vs 83.8 More than 55% higher metro: last light framerate
Better sky diver factor score 516.48 vs 428.4 More than 20% better sky diver factor score
More render output processors 64 vs 56 8 more render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 1080

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
485.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1080
685.15 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
102.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1080
147.18 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,358.68
GeForce GTX 1080
3,349.27

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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