GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970M vs 580 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

6.6

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 970M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M

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Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 1,536 MB 4x more memory
Higher clock speed 1,038 MHz vs 810 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 9,904.5 vs 6,065 Around 65% better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 30,252 vs 24,202.5 Around 25% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 4,032 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,657.3 GFLOPS vs 1,659 GFLOPS More than 60% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,280 vs 512 768 more shading units
Better fire strike factor score 59.95 vs 43.53 Around 40% better fire strike factor score
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,799 vs 1,855 More than 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 580

Reasons to consider the
SPARKLE GeForce GTX 580

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Higher memory bandwidth 193.5 GB/s vs 120.3 GB/s More than 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 5,018 vs 4,048 Around 25% better PassMark score
Slightly better bitcoin mining score 142.4 mHash/s vs 81.91 mHash/s Around 75% better bitcoin mining score
Slightly higher crysis 3 framerate 40 vs 33.4 Around 20% higher crysis 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970M vs 580

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970M
81.91 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 580
142.4 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970M
59.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 580
35.23 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970M
1,150.18 frames/s
GeForce GTX 580
1,390.95 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970M
1,845.68
GeForce GTX 580
3,360.56

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970M
3,232.53
GeForce GTX 580
3,695.39

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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