GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970M vs 680M among Laptop 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

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M  based on its gaming, 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 higher clock speed 1,038 MHz vs 719 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 9,904.5 vs 5,897.5 Around 70% better 3DMark06 score
Much higher diablo III framerate 225 fps vs 157.25 fps Around 45% higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 30,252 vs 20,891 Around 45% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More memory 6,144 MB vs 4,096 MB 50% more memory
Significantly higher pixel rate 49.8 GPixel/s vs 20.13 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 26,947 vs 22,760 Around 20% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly better PassMark score 4,048 vs 3,377 Around 20% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 2,657.3 GFLOPS vs 1,932.7 GFLOPS More than 35% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 993 MHz vs 719 MHz Around 40% higher turbo clock speed
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Better face detection score 59.43 mPixels/s vs 28.08 mPixels/s More than 2x better face detection score
Better fire strike factor score 59.95 vs 40.62 Around 50% better fire strike factor score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 71.9 fps vs 45.8 fps More than 55% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 33.4 vs 21.8 Around 55% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 33.4 fps vs 21.8 fps Around 55% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,799 vs 1,775 Around 60% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 680M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,353.52 vs 1,845.68 More than 80% better T-Rex score
More texture mapping units 112 vs 80 32 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970M vs 680M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970M
81.91 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 680M
99.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970M
59.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 680M
28.08 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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