Explicitly lower TDP
25 W lower TDP. The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
A tad more memory bandwidth
0.20 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
Lower idle GPU temperature
1 °C lower idle GPU temperature. A lower idle temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.
Lower load noise level
1.90 dB lower load noise level. The level of noise when under a heavy workload.
Reasonably lower power consumption whilst under peak load
26 W lower power consumption whilst under peak load
1 mm shorter
Lower power consumption whilst idle
4 W lower power consumption whilst idle
26 mm narrower
A shade higher Crysis: Warhead (2560x1600) result
0.30 FPS higher Crysis: Warhead (2560x1600) result. This benchmark measures the performance of the graphics card using Crysis: Warhead (2560x1600 - Frost Bench - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA). Source: AnandTech.