GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 660 Ti 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 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 better PassMark score 8,563 vs 4,686 Around 85% better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 144.2 GB/s More than 55% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 915 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 25.62 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 56 vs 24 32 more render output processors
Much better T-Rex score 8.69 frames/s vs 3.04 frames/s More than 2.8x better T-Rex score
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 2,459.5 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Significantly better fire strike factor score 72.7 vs 49.97 More than 45% better fire strike factor score
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 107.6 fps vs 62.9 fps More than 70% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 50.6 fps vs 30.3 fps More than 65% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 980 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher battlefield 4 framerate 88.6 vs 42 More than 2x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 2,546 More than 70% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,664 vs 1,344 320 more shading units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 660 Ti

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Generic GeForce GTX 660 Ti

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 22,997 vs 15,071 Around 55% better 3DMark06 score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 660 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
102.46 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
35.9 mPixels/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

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