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

7.3

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 8,563 vs 2,167 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
Significantly more render output processors 56 vs 16 40 more render output processors
Much better cloud gate factor score 22.23 vs 13.47 More than 65% better cloud gate factor score
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
Better manhattan score 3,710.92 vs 1,642.31 More than 2.2x better manhattan score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 1,048 Around 4.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,085 MHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Better video composition score 41.93 frames/s vs 25.9 frames/s More than 60% better video composition score
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
485.66 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 745
96.34 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
102.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 745
24.01 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,203.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 745
335.34 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,358.68
GeForce GTX 745
1,551.53

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
3,710.92
GeForce GTX 745
1,642.31

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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