Average Bench: 40.6% (64th of 595)

Based on 158,734 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 1401 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

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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Below average average bench

The Nvidia GTX 960 averaged 59.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 135fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 119fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 960 is just 10.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 960 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 113fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 80.3fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 158,734 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Lighting 135 152
95.5 Reflection 113 124
97.8 Parallax 124 143
40.6% 124 fps
Min Avg Max
70.4 MRender 81 87.4
104 Gravity 119 131
67.3 Splatting 80.3 89.5
40.5% 93.5 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 856C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1561 MHz, MLim: 1915 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.63
Lighting 147
Reflection 124
Parallax 134
44% 135 fps
MRender 88.4
Gravity 128
Splatting 88.5
44% 102 fps
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.63
Lighting 133
Reflection 113
Parallax 124
40% 123 fps
MRender 82.1
Gravity 119
Splatting 81
41% 94.1 fps
Zotac(19DA 1376) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 411.63
Lighting 122
Reflection 106
Parallax 116
37% 114 fps
MRender 74.5
Gravity 111
Splatting 75.9
38% 87.2 fps
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Lighting 120
Reflection 99.7
Parallax 110
36% 110 fps
MRender 75.6
Gravity 106
Splatting 72.2
37% 84.7 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 12 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 139 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 42 fps Overwatch: 69 fps League of Legends: 142 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 35 fps Battlefield 1: 49 fps Fortnite: 62 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 37 fps DOTA 2: 97 fps World of Warcraft: 53 fps World of Tanks: 67 fps Battlefield 4: 59 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,957,493 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 158,734 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $200 @ launch in Jan '15)
MSI(1462 3202) 9% 40% ± 4%
MSI GTX 960 2GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 2G
MSI GTX 960 4GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 4G
MSI(1462 3205) 7% 40% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3201) 7% 40% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8520) 7% 41% ± 3%
ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AmazonUS $33822 mins
Asus(1043 854D) 6% 40% ± 3%
ASUS GTX 960 4GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5
EVGA(3842 2966) 5% 42% ± 5%
EVGA GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
02G-P4-2966-KR
Gigabyte(1458 36BE) 5% 40% ± 4%
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB Windforce 2X
GV-N960WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $1981 day
EbayUS $60032 mins
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB OC
GV-N960OC-4GD
EVGA(3842 3967) 4% 43% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 Backplate
04G-P4-3967-KR
AmazonUS $2304 months
OutletPCUS $2882 years
EbayUS $77232 mins
EVGA(3842 2962) 3% 41% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) 3% 42% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2968) 2% 44% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2% 40% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 116F) 2% 40% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2% 41% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2% 41% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3966) 2% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) 2% 42% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8528) 2% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) 1% 41% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2375) 1% 45% ± 7%
PNY(196E 1138) 1% 39% ± 5%
Gainward(10B0 1401) 1% 40% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 1962) 1% 42% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 1% 40% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AA) 1% 43% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8521) 1% 38% ± 3%
MSI(1462 320B) 1% 39% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) 1% 41% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 1% 40% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8561) 1% 40% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) 1% 41% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36AD) 1% 42% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 1% 42% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 1385) 1% 42% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8537) 1% 41% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 1376) 1% 39% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 16% ± 14%
EVGA(3842 3968) 1% 43% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36BD) 1% 41% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8678) 0% 41% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3962) 0% 42% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 0% 11% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3969) 0% 44% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3969-KR
AmazonUS $2528 months
OutletPCUS $3082 years
EbayUS $82031 mins
Asus(1043 853C) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8526) 0% 41% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 1376) 0% 42% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3965) 0% 40% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0939) 0% 10% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8563) 0% 41% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1961) 0% 39% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $480

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Good

7 days ago.

I have this card for 2 years now and im extremly happy!


Excellent

5 hrs ago.

Comment 

Love this card. Got the Gigabyte 4GB 2x Windforce. Runs everything I've thrown at it satisfactorily. I'd recommend getting 4Gb over 2Gb if you can, obviously.—May '16


Excellent

8 days ago.

full performance


Excellent

22 days ago.

GTX 960 4GB = All games LOW for the moment (2016). Witcher 3 (with hairworks), DCS 2.0, Arma 3, Elite, Star Citizen, Battlefield etc.. On a pc with a 1024*768, i7-4790k, 16goRAM, SSD EVO 250go, Gigabyte Z97-M-D3H. --EASY-- The GTX970 is useless and sucks so much power... But 2GB is not enough anyway, take the 4GB gtx960 one


Good

16 days ago.

it so laggy when you playing some not supported Game


Excellent

4 days ago.

thick with double c


Good

15 days ago.

trash


Good

1 month ago.

I have one and this is awesome


Excellent

2 months ago.

Very good Graphics card Great for new games at 1080p high settings I recommend it!


Good

3 years ago.


Poor

2 months ago.

ii looooveeee thaaaaaaaaaaat 69


Terrible

12 months ago.

lower peformance than 670 GTX Asus! )))) suxx


Average

5 months ago.

Looked to be very popular, yet it's not below $130 on EBay...


Very good

15 months ago.

If you know how to overclock it and increase Pcie speed this card will impress you. Mines in a old gigabyte motherboard with a fx 4100 cpu overclocked to 4600 Mhz and it runs games like gta v at 60fps on high settings.


Good

6 months ago.

Performance still good but not that good for high graphics setting. I was benchmark this gpu for new ff games demo. Unfortunately, you can play the game on medium-low graphics settings.


Good

2 years ago.

EVGA GTX 960 FTW 2GB dang good card for the buck destroyed 980ti's physics with it


Good

4 months ago.

I had a 2GB EVGA card for about 2 years. It played everything I needed at high-max settings and consistently delivered 60fps. Again, I cannot speak to higher resolutions, as I have never played at them, but for 1080p gaming, this card is extremely good.


Good

13 months ago.

2 GB just is not enough. And it wasn't enough 2 years ago. I've made a mistake buying 2 GB version. But in other ways it's good.


Average

4 months ago.

it work


Good

21 months ago.

Decent entry level card, does well with a lot of games, though you will want an upgrade after a while.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Mainly because I got it at a good price and I got the Xtreme Gaming edition. so it looks epic.


Excellent

15 hrs ago.

fantastic gpu that's served me well and oc'd beautifully.


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