GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 960A among all 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

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its benchmarks.

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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 2,151 Around 4x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,012 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 16.46 GPixel/s More than 3.5x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 1,317.1 GFLOPS Around 2.8x better floating-point performance
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Significantly more render output processors 56 vs 16 40 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 41.2 GTexel/s Around 2.8x higher texture rate
More shading units 1,664 vs 640 1024 more shading units
Significantly better face detection score 105.04 mPixels/s vs 49.77 mPixels/s More than 2x better face detection score
More texture mapping units 104 vs 40 64 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,085 MHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 960A

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960A

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Lower TDP 75W vs 148W Around 50% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 960A

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960A
179.57 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960A
49.77 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960A
757.3 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
1,017.16 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 960A
608.59 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
8.69 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960A
3.67 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
36.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960A
49.88 frames/s

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