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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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Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 51.46 GPixel/s Around 15% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,072 MHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 148W vs 250W More than 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 760 X2

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 X2

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much higher memory bandwidth 384.6 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher texture rate 205.8 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s Around 90% higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 4,940 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Significantly more texture mapping units 192 vs 104 88 more texture mapping units
Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 2,304 vs 1,664 640 more shading units
More render output processors 64 vs 56 8 more render output processors

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 970  vs 760 X2 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 970
224.4 GB/s
GeForce GTX 760 X2
384.6 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 970
58.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 760 X2
51.46 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 970
109.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 760 X2
205.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 970
3,494 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 760 X2
4,940 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GTX 970  vs
760 X2 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GM204 GK104
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,006 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz 1,072 MHz
Is dual GPU No Yes
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,664 2,304
Texture mapping units 104 192
Render output processors 56 64
Pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s 51.46 GPixel/s
Texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s 205.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS 4,940 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 970  vs
760 X2 
Memory clock speed 1,753 MHz 1,502 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz 6,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 512 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s 384.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 148W 250W

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Comments

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if you own steam or sign up, they have a app you can dl 1.9 GB for free and tests your PC for VR qualification. Granted its supprting VIVE but i think the qualification is the same for all VR. I have a Intel i7 4790 and a GTX 760 4GB OC but my GPU failed to pass. If you have 2 760s I would like to know if you passed because im thinking about buying another one.
I am hoping my sli gtx 760s will be enough to handle the rift. similar/close performance to a 970 depending on drivers of the game...only time will tell...holding off for the 1000 series cards to upgrade
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