GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970M vs 960M 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

7.5

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 more memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Better PassMark score 4,005 vs 2,016 Around 2x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 score 9,904.5 vs 5,277 Around 90% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher pixel rate 49.8 GPixel/s vs 17.55 GPixel/s More than 2.8x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 2,657.3 GFLOPS vs 1,404.2 GFLOPS Around 90% better floating-point performance
Many more render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 26,947 vs 23,777.5 Around 15% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 120.3 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 50% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 83 GTexel/s vs 43.9 GTexel/s Around 90% higher texture rate
Much higher diablo III framerate 225 fps vs 121.3 fps More than 85% higher diablo III framerate
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 71.9 fps vs 45.3 fps Around 60% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 33.4 vs 20.6 More than 60% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 20.79 vs 17.68 Around 20% better cloud gate factor score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 33.4 fps vs 20.75 fps More than 60% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,800 vs 1,781 More than 55% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 960M

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Higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 1,038 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,176 MHz vs 993 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970M vs 960M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970M
312.48 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960M
174.77 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970M
59.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960M
52.2 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

Battlefield 4

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WOW, WTF??? at least has 2x better pass mark. WOW, not even one month
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