GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 960 among Desktop GPUs for under $200


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7970

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Much higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Much better video composition score 118.74 frames/s vs 25.99 frames/s More than 4.5x better video composition score
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS Around 65% better floating-point performance
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Higher texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s Around 65% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,024 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 64 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better cloud gate factor score 21.36 vs 20.1 More than 5% better cloud gate factor score
Slightly wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 925 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,500 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,375 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 120W vs 250W 2.1x lower TDP
Slightly higher BioShock infinite framerate 75.8 fps vs 70.4 fps Around 10% higher BioShock infinite framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 960

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7970  vs GeForce GTX 960 

Gigabyte has crammed three DisplayPorts, two DVI ports, and an HDMI port onto their board, which is more than anyone else.
GeForce GTX 960


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