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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 980M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M

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More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,280 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 96 vs 80 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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Much higher clock speed 1,404 MHz vs 1,038 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 8,757 vs 5,661 Around 55% better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 5,012 MHz Around 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,670 MHz vs 1,127 MHz Around 50% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 160.4 GB/s Around 20% higher memory bandwidth
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 3,594 GFLOPS vs 3,189 GFLOPS Around 15% better floating-point performance
Better bitcoin mining score 498.53 mHash/s vs 331.65 mHash/s More than 50% better bitcoin mining score
Higher texture rate 112.3 GTexel/s vs 99.6 GTexel/s Around 15% higher texture rate
Better PassMark direct compute score 5,104 vs 3,459 Around 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher thief framerate 68.6 vs 61.85 More than 10% higher thief framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 980M vs 1060 Mobile

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980M
331.65 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
498.53 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980M
103.42 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
152.91 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980M
1,433.42 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
1,695.03 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark


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