Average Bench: 30.7% (170th of 715)

Based on 21,995 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 13D8 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M

Poor average bench

The Nvidia GTX 970M averaged 69.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 38.3fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 32.8fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 970M is just 7.87%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 970M performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 45.3fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 37.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,995 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.7 Lighting 38.3 41.6
39.5 Reflection 45.3 61.2
31.1 Parallax 37.7 41.7
31.2% 40.4 fps
Min Avg Max
25.9 MRender 38.3 41.8
34 Gravity 39.3 42.3
16.8 Splatting 32.8 37.1
29.8% 36.8 fps
User Benchmarks Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 22DA) 3GB
CLim: 1038 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.57
Lighting 40.6
Reflection 42.6
Parallax 37.2
33% 40.1 fps
MRender 40.2
Gravity 40.5
Splatting 34.3
31% 38.3 fps
Asus(1043 22DA) 3GB
CLim: 1038 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 555.85
Lighting 40.4
Reflection 43.5
Parallax 38.8
33% 40.9 fps
MRender 40.7
Gravity 41.4
Splatting 34.2
31% 38.8 fps
Asus(1043 1140) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 32.0.15.5585
Lighting 40
Reflection 42.9
Parallax 37.7
33% 40.2 fps
MRender 40.1
Gravity 39.5
Splatting 34.2
31% 37.9 fps
Asus(1043 22DA) 3GB
CLim: 1038 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 551.52
Lighting 38.9
Reflection 43.9
Parallax 38.9
32% 40.6 fps
MRender 41
Gravity 41.2
Splatting 35.1
32% 39.1 fps
Asus(1043 22DA) 3GB
CLim: 1038 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 552.44
Lighting 38.7
Reflection 43.9
Parallax 38.7
32% 40.4 fps
MRender 40.6
Gravity 40.8
Splatting 35.4
32% 38.9 fps
MSI(1462 1156) 3GB
CLim: 1038 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 445.87
Lighting 38.5
Reflection 43
Parallax 38.4
31% 40 fps
MRender 40.1
Gravity 40.7
Splatting 34.2
31% 38.3 fps
MSI(1462 1128) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1038 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 527.37
Lighting 38.2
Reflection 43.6
Parallax 38.6
31% 40.1 fps
MRender 40.3
Gravity 40.7
Splatting 34.6
31% 38.5 fps
MSI(1462 1134) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 31.0.15.5176
Lighting 37.4
Reflection 44
Parallax 39
30% 40.1 fps
MRender 41.3
Gravity 40.3
Splatting 35.4
32% 39 fps
Device(1A58 674E) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 31.0.15.4633
Lighting 33.5
Reflection 52.9
Parallax 39
27% 41.8 fps
MRender 39.4
Gravity 38.6
Splatting 33.7
30% 37.2 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Asus(1043 22DA) 16% 32% ± 2%
Dell(1028 0708) 15% 31% ± 2%
MSI(1462 116D) 5% 29% ± 3%
Clevo(1558 6555) 5% 32% ± 2%
Asus(1043 1140) 5% 32% ± 1%
MSI(1462 112D) 4% 31% ± 2%
Dell(1028 0685) 4% 31% ± 2%
MSI(1462 1128) 4% 31% ± 2%
Dell(1028 0688) 3% 30% ± 3%
Clevo(1558 6780) 3% 31% ± 2%
Acer(1025 105B) 3% 31% ± 3%
MSI(1462 116E) 3% 31% ± 2%
MSI(1462 1125) 3% 30% ± 2%
MSI(1462 1164) 3% 30% ± 2%
MSI(1462 1134) 2% 30% ± 2%
MSI(1462 1156) 2% 30% ± 2%
MSI(1462 1158) 2% 31% ± 1%
MSI(1462 1103) 1% 32% ± 2%
Acer(1025 1051) 1% 29% ± 3%
MSI(1462 1155) 1% 30% ± 2%
Clevo(1558 6540) 1% 30% ± 2%
Acer(1025 107D) 1% 31% ± 1%
Dell(1028 05AA) 1% 22% ± 0%
Device(1A58 674B) 1% 31% ± 2%
MSI(1462 1102) 1% 32% ± 1%
Acer(1025 107E) 1% 29% ± 4%
Clevo(1558 7481) 1% 30% ± 2%
Clevo(1558 0376) 1% 30% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3756) 1% 33% ± 0%
Device(1A58 674E) 1% 29% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 1555) 1% 30% ± 4%
Dell(1028 057B) 1% 31% ± 0%
Dell(1028 15CD) 0% 30% ± 2%
Dell(1028 05AD) 0% 26% ± 6%
Dell(1028 05AB) 0% 27% ± 6%
Clevo(1558 6400) 0% 32% ± 0%
Dell(1028 0551) 0% 32% ± 1%
Clevo(1558 7700) 0% 30% ± 2%
Dell(1028 053F) 0% 34% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 A757) 0% 32% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 6541) 0% 32% ± 1%
MSI(1462 1192) 0% 33% ± 0%
Dell(1028 05AE) 0% 32% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 A456) 0% 32% ± 0%
Dell(1028 0550) 0% 31% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 1756) 0% 35% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 7702) 0% 30% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 7500) 0% 28% ± 0%
MSI(1462 AF19) 0% 33% ± 0%
Quanta(152D 1097) 0% 27% ± 0%
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15 months ago.

Runs most games well except for a few more graphics heavy games like tarkov, rust, etc


Excellent

7 months ago.

I have used this since beginning of 2017 with my i7 4710hq. Runs gta v on high at smooth 60fps. doom eternal 1080p low at 5-60fps. Doom 2016 on high at 70-100fps and team fortress 2 at 100-300 fps on max settings. GREAT Gpu


Good

21 months ago.

If your on a budget you can play most games. I managed to play Red Dead Redemption 2. FFXV. GTAV. Elden Ring. Halo Infinite. and other games at 30-60 FPS on low/mid settings. it will defintley work as for a budget PC. or as a place holder until you get a better GPU. I used it for around 2-3 years before upgrading to a RTX 3060


Good

16 months ago.

I use one for five years and it has never let me down, and I play even Escape from Tarkov with it...


Poor

2 years ago.

It's seems that it can play games with more ram demands, like wolfenstein the new collossus (which requires 4 gb ram, the card have only 3).


Good

2 years ago.

Great graphics card. Had for 5 years now and still works like a beast always getting me that crisp 1080p 60fps gameplay


Good

3 years ago.

I have used this in my alienware 15 R1 for 6 years. Its been a good card. I have even multiboxed (4 accounts) in D3 and it ran it fairly well. However, in 2021 it is definitely showing its age.. If I can sqeeze another 6 months out of it I will be pleased.


Excellent

14 months ago.

something is wrong when 650 is better even against 970m


Excellent

2 years ago.

Awesome card, even in 2021. I have it mounted in in my Clevo p651re, after 4 years of constant beating it still rocks the world. Warthunder in full window mode(best for Nvidia cards) Like a Movie settings 54 fps with 2560x1080 external monitor.


Excellent

2 years ago.

becouse is better than 1050 Mobile


Excellent

2 years ago.

I have a 6GB variant on the laptop, performing pretty great even 6 years after purchase.


Poor

3 years ago.

Still an option for budget laptops but other than that, it's a pretty useless card.


Average

4 years ago.

It WAS a ok mobile card.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Honestly, at the moment, if you're going budget for laptop gaming, it will do its job and it will do it very well. This graphics card will run most games that you want it to run, at mostly high settings, and other games will run at max. As for around three or four years ago, this graphics card was very powerful for all types of gaming and could perform most tasks with ease. It compares with a GTX 1050Ti which during the time of this card was pretty good.


Excellent

2 months ago.

This card has run continuously for about a decade. Amazingly, I'm not throwing it away yet. It still has life to run some older apps well.


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