GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 465 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

7.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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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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Much better PassMark score 8,563 vs 2,950 Around 3x better PassMark score
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 3,208 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 608 MHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Much higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 102.7 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 1,024 MB 4x more memory
Significantly better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 855.4 GFLOPS More than 4x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 13.38 GPixel/s Around 4.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 26.75 GTexel/s More than 4x higher texture rate
Much better fire strike factor score 72.7 vs 19.42 Around 3.8x better fire strike factor score
Much better T-Rex score 8.69 frames/s vs 2.52 frames/s Around 3.5x better T-Rex score
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 352 1312 more shading units
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 802 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Significantly more texture mapping units 104 vs 44 60 more texture mapping units
Much better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 1,101 Around 4x better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 148W vs 200W More than 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 465

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 465

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Better 3DMark06 score 19,100 vs 15,071 More than 25% better 3DMark06 score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 465

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 465
64.49 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 465
19.08 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s
GeForce GTX 465
741.3 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,358.38
GeForce GTX 465
1,679.19

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,715.92
GeForce GTX 465
3,694.51

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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