GeForce GT 820M vs GeForce GTX 960A

GeForce GT 820M
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3MOBILE
Release date: 27 Nov 2013
GeForce GT 820M
GeForce GTX 960A
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5MOBILE
Release date: 13 Mar 2015
GeForce GTX 960A

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 820M

60 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 960A .
Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 960A

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce GTX 960A

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 960A

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GT 820MGeForce GTX 960A
GPU NameGF117 (N15V-GM)vsGM107 (N16P-GX-A1)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size116 mm²vs148 mm²
Transistors585 millionvs1,870 million
Shaders96vs640
Compute Units2vs5
Core clock775 MHzvs1029 MHz
ROPs8vs16
TMUs16vs40

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 820MGeForce GTX 960A
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Bus Width64 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs1253 MHz
5012 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 820MGeForce GTX 960A
TDP15 wattsvs75 watts
Release Date27 Nov 2013vs13 Mar 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 820M
    3.10 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 960A
    16.46 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 820M
    12.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 960A
    41.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 820M
    14.40 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 960A
    80.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 820M
    297.60 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 960A
    1317.10 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

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