GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3870 X2 vs 960M 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

6.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 3870 X2

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 3870 X2

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Higher memory bandwidth 115.32 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 45% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly higher pixel rate 26.4 GPixel/s vs 17.55 GPixel/s More than 50% higher pixel rate
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 128 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 960M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M

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Higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 825 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,802 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 2,043 vs 872 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Significantly better cloud gate factor score 17.8 vs 10.96 Around 65% better cloud gate factor score
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 901 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 165W 2.2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 3870 X2 vs GeForce GTX 960M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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