Average Bench: 40.8% (50th of 548)

Based on 99,442 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 59.1% 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) 138fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 119fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 960 is just 11.1%. 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) 81.3fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 99,442 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Lighting 138 154
96 Reflection 113 125
105 Parallax 126 142
41.2% 126 fps
Min Avg Max
64.1 MRender 79.9 86.2
97.9 Gravity 119 132
69.2 Splatting 81.3 89.7
40.5% 93.4 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 144
Reflection 117
Parallax 130
43% 130 fps
MRender 82.7
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.1
42% 96.5 fps
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.31
Lighting 141
Reflection 117
Parallax 129
42% 129 fps
MRender 82.8
Gravity 125
Splatting 84.3
42% 97.3 fps
PNY(196E 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 134
Reflection 111
Parallax 122
40% 122 fps
MRender 83.8
Gravity 118
Splatting 79
41% 93.6 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 783 MHz, MLim: 902 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 28.4
Reflection 28.8
Parallax 25.5
8% 27.6 fps
MRender 26.4
Gravity 29.3
Splatting 24.3
11% 26.7 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,874,104 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 99,442 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3202) 10% 41% ± 4%
MSI GTX 960 2GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 2G
MSI GTX 960 4GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8520) 8% 41% ± 2%
ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AmazonUS $261.1818 days ago.
MSI(1462 3201) 8% 40% ± 4%
Asus(1043 854D) 7% 40% ± 5%
ASUS GTX 960 4GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5
MSI(1462 3205) 6% 39% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 2966) 5% 43% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
02G-P4-2966-KR
Gigabyte(1458 36BE) 3% 40% ± 5%
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB Windforce 2X
GV-N960WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $199.995 months ago.
EbayUS $599.986 mins ago.
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB OC
GV-N960OC-4GD
EVGA(3842 3967) 3% 43% ± 5%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 Backplate
04G-P4-3967-KR
OutletPCUS $287.8315 months ago.
AmazonUS $299.973 hrs ago.
EbayUS $504.956 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 3% 42% ± 4%
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2% 40% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2% 38% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) 2% 42% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2% 40% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2968) 2% 43% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8537) 2% 41% ± 3%
PNY(196E 1138) 2% 41% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3969) 2% 42% ± 3%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3969-KR
OutletPCUS $307.8315 months ago.
AmazonUS $549.994 months ago.
EbayUS $819.905 mins ago.
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2% 39% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8561) 2% 40% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3966) 2% 44% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2962) 2% 40% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8528) 2% 43% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1962) 1% 41% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) 1% 42% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 36AA) 1% 44% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3200) 1% 39% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2375) 1% 42% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 1% 43% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8521) 1% 40% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8678) 1% 40% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 116F) 1% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) 1% 43% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3968) 1% 43% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3692) 1% 43% ± 1%
Asus(1043 854E) 1% 41% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 3691) 1% 42% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) 0% 40% ± 3%
MSI(1462 320B) 0% 40% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3962) 0% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AD) 0% 44% ± 1%
HP(103C 2B4D) 0% 40% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36BD) 0% 41% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 1376) 0% 37% ± 2%
Gainward(10B0 1401) 0% 40% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8526) 0% 41% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1961) 0% 40% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3203) 0% 40% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36C9) 0% 40% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36B0) 0% 37% ± 9%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 0% 26% ± 22%
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Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

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Added 2 years ago.

Poor

20 hrs ago.

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


Poor

23 hrs ago.

Amazing

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


Average

17 days ago.

I have it and its been running great for already 2 years now. Affortable and good performance. Sadly with the new release of the 1060 i would have to say that the new one is better. Still this card deserve a place in history


Poor

4 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

1 month ago.

The FPS performance listed is upto 20fps better on cards with more vram. GTA runs upto averages of 60fps on 4GB cards. CS:GO's new maps average closer to 120fps on max.


Good

25 days ago.

because it's good


Excellent

19 days ago.

NO GOOD NO . MY IRAN


Good

16 days ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Medium rating..


Excellent

6 days ago.

ii looooveeee thaaaaaaaaaaat 69


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 days ago.

WTF


Very good

5 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

14 months ago.

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


Good

3 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.


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 days ago.

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


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