GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 1080 Ti 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

8.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti  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 clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,376 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 148W vs 250W More than 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

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Much higher memory bandwidth 484.4 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better PassMark score 13,373 vs 8,563 More than 55% better PassMark score
Much more memory 11,264 MB vs 4,096 MB 2.8x more memory
Much better floating-point performance 11,340 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS Around 3.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher clock speed 1,480 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much higher texture rate 354.4 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s Around 3.2x higher texture rate
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 11,008 MHz vs 7,012 MHz More than 55% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher pixel rate 139.2 GPixel/s vs 58.8 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
Much better manhattan score 8,910.85 vs 3,710.92 Around 2.5x better manhattan score
Significantly more shading units 3,584 vs 1,664 1920 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 224 vs 104 120 more texture mapping units
Significantly more render output processors 88 vs 56 32 more render output processors
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,582 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark direct compute score 9,513 vs 4,375 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly better particle simulation score 1,775.61 mInteraction/s vs 1,122.49 mInteraction/s Around 60% better particle simulation score
Better cloud gate factor score 26.47 vs 22.23 Around 20% better cloud gate factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 1080 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
485.47 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
1,424.33 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
102.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
313.51 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,203.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
3,980.18 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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