GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 470 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

7.7

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 3,607 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 3,348 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 700 MHz 50% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 133.9 GB/s Around 70% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 1,280 MB Around 3.2x more memory
Significantly better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 1,254 GFLOPS More than 2.8x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 19.6 GPixel/s Around 3x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 39.2 GTexel/s More than 2.8x higher texture rate
Much better fire strike factor score 72.7 vs 24.71 Around 3x better fire strike factor score
Much better T-Rex score 8.69 frames/s vs 3.26 frames/s Around 2.8x better T-Rex score
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 448 1216 more shading units
Much higher BioShock infinite framerate 107.6 fps vs 32.8 fps More than 3.2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 837 MHz More than 2x higher memory clock speed
Much higher bioshock infinite framerate 112.8 vs 32.8 Around 3.5x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Much better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 1,340 More than 3.2x better PassMark direct compute score
More texture mapping units 104 vs 56 48 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 56 vs 40 16 more render output processors
Lower TDP 148W vs 215W More than 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 470

Reasons to consider the
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 22,622 vs 15,071 More than 50% better 3DMark06 score
Wider memory bus 320 bit vs 256 bit 25% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 470

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 470
96.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 470
27.93 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s
GeForce GTX 470
979.97 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,358.38
GeForce GTX 470
3,353.44

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,715.92
GeForce GTX 470
3,706.15

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

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