Real World Speed
Performance profile from 97,179 user samples
58,329 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Gigabyte(1458 36AC) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 36% EVGA(3842 3967)
Poor: 36% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 535
38,850 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Nvidia(10DE 1151) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 72% MSI(1462 3232)
Poor: 72% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 535
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
41.4 % -145% 102 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+145%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
127 fps -158% 328 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+158%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
82 fps -138% 195 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
+138%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
121 fps -141% 292 fps Hugely faster NBody calculation.
+141%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
82.4 fps -143% 200 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+143%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
143 fps -171% 388 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+171%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
87.1 fps -150% 218 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
+150%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
132 fps -150% 330 fps Hugely faster peak NBody calculation.
+150%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
89.9 fps -157% 231 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+157%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
141 fps -42% 200 fps Much Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+42%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
67.7 fps -82% 123 fps Hugely Better Overwatch fps.
+82%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
44.2 fps -88% 83.1 fps Hugely Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+88%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
48.2 fps -87% 90.4 fps Hugely Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+87%
Fallout 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
44.3 fps -124% 99.4 fps Hugely Better Fallout 4 fps.
+124%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
56.2 fps -150% 140 fps Hugely Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+150%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
35.2 fps -140% 84.7 fps Hugely Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+140%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
178 fps -64% 292 fps Much Better League of Legends fps.
+64%
Market Share
Based on 3,197,104 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.2 % Much higher market share.
+47%
1.5 % -47%
Value
Value For Money
59.2 % -29% 76.6 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % -29% 90 % More popular.
+29%
Price
Price (score)
$215 Much cheaper.
+62%
$560 -62%
Age
Newest
26 Months -15% 22 Months More recent.
+15%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
154 fps -211% 479 fps Hugely better peak lighting effects.
+211%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
125 fps -160% 325 fps Hugely better peak reflection handling.
+160%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
138 fps -138% 329 fps Hugely better lighting effects.
+138%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
114 fps -152% 287 fps Hugely better reflection handling.
+152%
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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) March 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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