GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 745 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

7.5

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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Much better PassMark score 8,598 vs 2,165 Around 4x better PassMark score
Much higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s More than 7.8x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 4x higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 793.3 GFLOPS Around 4.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 16.53 GPixel/s More than 3.5x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 24.79 GTexel/s Around 4.5x higher texture rate
Much better fire strike factor score 72.43 vs 27.7 More than 2.5x better fire strike factor score
Significantly more render output processors 56 vs 16 40 more render output processors
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 384 1280 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 104 vs 24 80 more texture mapping units
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 95% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better ocean surface simulation score 1,187.18 frames/s vs 335.34 frames/s More than 3.5x better ocean surface simulation score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,343 vs 1,009 More than 4.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,085 MHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 745

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 745

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Significantly lower TDP 55W vs 148W 2.7x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 745

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
477.75 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 745
96.34 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
100.63 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 745
23.88 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,187.18 frames/s
GeForce GTX 745
335.34 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,359.14
GeForce GTX 745
3,326.88

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,409.75
GeForce GTX 745
3,428.34

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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