Real World Speed
Performance profile from 138,099 user samples
89,816 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% MSI(1462 3201) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 36% Asus(1043 8520)
Poor: 36% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 546
48,283 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% Asus(1043 855B) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 74% Device(0000 0000) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 74% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 546
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
41.1 % -140% 98.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+140%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
127 fps -156% 325 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+156%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
80.8 fps -139% 193 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
+139%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
120 fps -140% 288 fps Hugely faster NBody calculation.
+140%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
81.9 fps -141% 197 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+141%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
142 fps -168% 381 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+168%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
86.1 fps -150% 215 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
+150%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
131 fps -150% 328 fps Hugely faster peak NBody calculation.
+150%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
88.8 fps -157% 228 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+157%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
144 fps -76% 254 fps Much Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+76%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
68.5 fps -75% 120 fps Much Better Overwatch fps.
+75%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
42.9 fps -107% 88.8 fps Hugely Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+107%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
47 fps -106% 97.1 fps Hugely Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+106%
Fallout 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
44.3 fps -111% 93.4 fps Hugely Better Fallout 4 fps.
+111%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
56.3 fps -154% 143 fps Hugely Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+154%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
40.6 fps -89% 76.6 fps Hugely Better Rise of the Tomb Raider fps.
+89%
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
101 fps -49% 150 fps Much Better DOTA 2 fps.
+49%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
38.1 fps -129% 87.1 fps Hugely Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+129%
World of Warcraft
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
50.4 fps -100% 101 fps Hugely Better World of Warcraft fps.
+100%
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
72.5 fps -65% 120 fps Much Better World of Tanks fps.
+65%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
171 fps -79% 305 fps Much Better League of Legends fps.
+79%
Market Share
Based on 5,357,299 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.32 % Hugely higher market share.
+119%
1.06 % -119%
Value
Value For Money
61.6 % -21% 74.4 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
79 % -35% 107 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$200 Much cheaper.
+64%
$560 -64%
Age
Newest
33 Months -12% 29 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
153 fps -149% 381 fps Hugely better peak lighting effects.
+149%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
124 fps -160% 322 fps Hugely better peak reflection handling.
+160%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
138 fps -132% 320 fps Hugely better lighting effects.
+132%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
114 fps -149% 284 fps Hugely better reflection handling.
+149%
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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 new GTX 980 Ti shares the same board as the more expensive Titan-X but with various restrictions including a reduced number of CUDA cores (3072 to 2816, -8.3%). Although the 980 Ti has the same 384-bit memory bandwidth as the Titan-X it only has 6GB of GDDR5 vs. 12GB in the Titan-X. So far we only have one user benchmark from a pre-release unit of the GTX 980 Ti so the following benchmarks are provisional. Comparing the Titan-X and 980 Ti shows that the Ti only lags by around 8%, which is in line with the CUDA core counts on the two cards. On the other hand comparing the GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti shows that the Ti is around 16% faster. We don't have reliable prices for the GTX 980 Ti yet so a precise value rating isn't possible but as a card aimed at resolutions greater than 1080p it will struggle to match the GTX 970 for the vast majority of users. [May '15 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2017 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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