Real World Speed
Performance profile from 378,567 user samples
119,170 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 46% MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 19% Gigabyte(1458 36BE)
Poor: 19% Great: 46%
SPEED RANK: 53rd / 566
259,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Gigabyte(1458 367A)
Worst Bench: 50% MSI(1462 3160)
Poor: 50% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 566
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
39.9 % 63.1 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
123 fps 193 fps Much better texture detail.
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
78.9 fps 148 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
116 fps 181 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
79.7 fps 124 fps Much faster complex splatting.
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
145 fps 223 fps Much better peak texture detail.
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
88.6 fps 165 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
133 fps 204 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
90.6 fps 139 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
141 fps 157 fps Slightly Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
69.4 fps 94.8 fps Much Better Overwatch fps.
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
41.6 fps 52.5 fps Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
30.3 fps 57.6 fps Hugely Better PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) fps.
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
49.2 fps 66.1 fps Much Better Battlefield 1 fps.
Fallout 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
42.7 fps 61 fps Much Better Fallout 4 fps.
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
61.3 fps 96.1 fps Much Better Battlefield 4 fps.
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
98.1 fps 126 fps Better DOTA 2 fps.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
37.1 fps 49.1 fps Much Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
World of Warcraft
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
53 fps 64.1 fps Better World of Warcraft fps.
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
73.2 fps 101 fps Much Better World of Tanks fps.
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
151 fps 189 fps Better League of Legends fps.
Market Share
Based on 7,783,279 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.04 % 3.45 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
59.8 % 62.8 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % 114 % Much more popular.
Price (score)
$200 Much cheaper.
38 Months Slightly more recent.
42 Months
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
154 fps 227 fps Much better peak lighting effects.
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
126 fps 195 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
134 fps 196 fps Much better lighting effects.
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
110 fps 173 fps Much better reflection handling.

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]


The Nvidia GTX 970 is a game changer in terms of performance per watt and value for money. The GTX 970 is based on Nvidia's ground-breaking Maxwell architecture which delivers considerable clock for clock performance gains over Kepler, its predecessor. Comparing the GTX 970 and 780 Ti shows that the two cards offer comparable performance yet the new GTX 970 costs nearly half as much! Unsurprisingly Nvidia are discontinuing the 780 Ti as it's now largely redundant. These price to performance gains typically occur once or twice a decade and although the new Maxwell architecture will improve down the line with the release of the Ti/Titan versions, at the moment the 970 offers the best value for money on the market by miles. Since this summary was originally written AMD have slashed prices and older Nvidia models (780/780 Ti/770) have also been hugely discounted. See the latest value for money rankings here[Jul '15 GPUPro]


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

We calculate effective 3D speed which estimates gaming performance for the top 12 games. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield value for money. Our calculated are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. [GPUPro]


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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on 3D gaming performance and price.
  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
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