Real World Speed
Performance profile from 145,682 user samples
114,776 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% EVGA(3842 3967)
Worst Bench: 33% EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
Poor: 33% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 550
30,906 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% MSI(1462 8C92)
Worst Bench: 26% Asus(1043 8586) 2GB
Poor: 26% Great: 37%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 550
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
40.6 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
33 % -23%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
125 fps Better texture detail.
+30%
96.3 fps -30%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
79.9 fps Slightly faster multi rendering.
+7%
74.7 fps -7%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
119 fps Faster NBody calculation.
+28%
92.7 fps -28%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
80.6 fps Slightly faster complex splatting.
+12%
71.9 fps -12%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
144 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+31%
110 fps -31%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
86.4 fps Slightly faster peak multi rendering.
+7%
80.5 fps -7%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
131 fps Faster peak NBody calculation.
+25%
105 fps -25%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
89 fps Slightly faster peak complex splatting.
+11%
80.2 fps -11%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
142 fps Slightly Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+15%
124 fps -15%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
69.3 fps Slightly Better Overwatch fps.
+7%
64.5 fps -7%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
43 fps Much Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+37%
31.4 fps -37%
Fallout 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
44.6 fps +2% 43.7 fps -2%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
55 fps +3% 53.4 fps -3%
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
98.4 fps +2% 96.2 fps -2%
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
73 fps Slightly Better World of Tanks fps.
+8%
67.8 fps -8%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
155 fps Slightly Better League of Legends fps.
+10%
142 fps -10%
Market Share
Based on 6,884,501 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+276%
0.63 % -276%
Value
Value For Money
60.8 % Slightly better value.
+6%
57.2 % -6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
72 % -11%
Price
Price (score)
$200 -20% $161 Cheaper.
+20%
Age
Newest
36 Months -19% 29 Months More recent.
+19%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
153 fps Better peak lighting effects.
+26%
121 fps -26%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
124 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+31%
94.4 fps -31%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
136 fps Better lighting effects.
+30%
105 fps -30%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
112 fps Much better reflection handling.
+31%
85.7 fps -31%
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The new GTX 960 is the third graphics card to feature Nvidia's Maxwell architecture. When the first two Maxwell cards were released back in September 2014 they completely re-shaped the GPU price/performance spectrum not only from Nvidia, but also AMD who were forced to slash prices by around 30%. Unfortunately the new GTX 960 isn't the game changer its predecessors were, and it's actually the weakest of the three Maxwell cards. Comparing the GTX 960 and 970 shows that the 970 is around 70% faster and a comparison of the GTX 960 and 980 shows that GTX 980 is almost exactly twice as fast as the 960. Of the three cards the GTX 970 offers the best bang for your buck, in-fact the GTX 970 is still one of best value cards available. That said, for gaming at 1080p or lower, the GTX 960 will allow decent frame rates at maximum settings for most games. [Jan '15 GPUPro]

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The GTX 950 is Nvidia's latest Maxwell card which is based on a GTX 960 but with 25% fewer CUDA cores and 25% fewer texture units. Comparing the GTX 960 and 950 shows that, as expected, effective speed has been reduced by 25%. The GTX 950 is positioned above GTX 750 Ti which is Nvidia's energy efficient mass market GPU. Comparing the 750 Ti and 950 shows that 950 is nearly 50% faster but it's also priced 50% higher so the 950 doesn't offer improved value for money. Gaming performance for the GTX 950 at resolutions up to 1080p on high/ultra settings will be satisfactory most of the time. That said, the GTX 950 is priced on the high side ($160). At present the GTX 960 ($171) offers 25% better performance for just 7% more money. See a current list of the best value graphics cards here[Aug '15 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2018 GPU Rankings.

Welcome to our graphics card comparison. We calculate effective 3D speed which measures performance for recent games. Effective speed is adjusted by cost to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. Share your opinion by voting. [GPUPro]

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