GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 690 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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Significantly better PassMark score 8,563 vs 5,331 More than 60% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 915 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better T-Rex score 8.69 frames/s vs 3.66 frames/s Around 2.5x better T-Rex score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 2,523 Around 75% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,019 MHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 148W vs 300W 2x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 690

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 690

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much better 3DMark06 score 30,360 vs 15,071 More than 2x better 3DMark06 score
Much higher memory bandwidth 384.6 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Much higher texture rate 234.2 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s Around 2.2x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 5,621.8 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS More than 60% better floating-point performance
Many more texture mapping units 256 vs 104 152 more texture mapping units
Significantly more shading units 3,072 vs 1,664 1408 more shading units
Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
More render output processors 64 vs 56 8 more render output processors
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 117.5 vs 88.6 Around 35% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 23.22 vs 22.23 Around 5% better cloud gate factor score
Slightly better manhattan score 5,468 vs 3,715.92 More than 45% better manhattan score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 690

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 690
156.19 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 690
44.37 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

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

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Comments

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this is crap, the 690 scores higher than the 980
Maybe the 6.8 score is more updated. The 8.6 score was probably when it was released but now it's score is less because the benchmarks are more demanding.
GTX690 gets a score of 6.8 here and yet if you follow the link above it gets 8.6 wtf?
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