GeForce GT 820M vs GeForce GTX 960A

GeForce GT 820M
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3 MOBILE
Release date: 27 Nov 2013
GeForce GT 820M
GeForce GTX 960A
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 MOBILE
Release date: 13 Mar 2015
GeForce GTX 960A


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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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.


Core Configuration

GeForce GT 820M GeForce GTX 960A
GPU Name GF117 (N15V-GM) vs GM107 (N16P-GX-A1)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 116 mm² vs 148 mm²
Transistors 585 million vs 1,870 million
Shaders 96 vs 640
Compute Units 2 vs 5
Core clock 775 MHz vs 1029 MHz
ROPs 8 vs 16
TMUs 16 vs 40

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 820M GeForce GTX 960A
Memory Type DDR3 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 64 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs 1253 MHz
5012 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 820M GeForce GTX 960A
TDP 15 watts vs 75 watts
Release Date 27 Nov 2013 vs 13 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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