Average Bench: 40.6% (51st of 550)

Based on 120,908 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) 136fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 118fps

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) 112fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 80.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 120,908 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 Lighting 136 152
95.7 Reflection 112 124
108 Parallax 125 141
40.9% 125 fps
Min Avg Max
70 MRender 80.2 86.7
94.9 Gravity 118 131
70.6 Splatting 80.7 88.9
40.3% 93.1 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 142
Reflection 119
Parallax 131
43% 131 fps
MRender 84.3
Gravity 125
Splatting 85
42% 98 fps
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.71
Lighting 133
Reflection 111
Parallax 124
40% 123 fps
MRender 81.7
Gravity 117
Splatting 80.8
40% 93.2 fps
Asus(1043 8678) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 131
Reflection 115
Parallax 123
40% 123 fps
MRender 82.4
Gravity 116
Splatting 79.2
40% 92.5 fps
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.43
Lighting 132
Reflection 112
Parallax 122
40% 122 fps
MRender 78.9
Gravity 116
Splatting 78.9
40% 91.4 fps
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 119
Reflection 94.1
Parallax 96.2
34% 103 fps
MRender 81.9
Gravity 118
Splatting 79.9
40% 93.2 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,902,944 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 120,908 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3202) 10% 40% ± 5%
MSI GTX 960 2GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 2G
MSI GTX 960 4GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 4G
MSI(1462 3201) 9% 40% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3205) 8% 41% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8520) 7% 41% ± 4%
ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AmazonUS $2612 months
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) 4% 42% ± 2%
Asus(1043 854D) 4% 42% ± 2%
ASUS GTX 960 4GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5
EVGA(3842 2966) 4% 44% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
02G-P4-2966-KR
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 3% 39% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36BE) 3% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB Windforce 2X
GV-N960WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $2007 months
EbayUS $6001 min
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB OC
GV-N960OC-4GD
EVGA(3842 3967) 3% 43% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 Backplate
04G-P4-3967-KR
OutletPCUS $28817 months
AmazonUS $3751 day
EbayUS $7721 min
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2% 39% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) 2% 43% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8678) 2% 41% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2% 41% ± 2%
Gainward(10B0 1401) 2% 39% ± 8%
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2% 39% ± 8%
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 2% 43% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 3966) 2% 44% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 1% 42% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3969) 1% 43% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3969-KR
AmazonUS $25212 days
OutletPCUS $30817 months
EbayUS $82022 secs
PNY(196E 1138) 1% 40% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8528) 1% 40% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8561) 1% 40% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2962) 1% 41% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) 1% 40% ± 2%
MSI(1462 320B) 1% 41% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1962) 1% 36% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8521) 1% 40% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3200) 1% 40% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) 1% 41% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2375) 1% 40% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8537) 1% 36% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 36AD) 1% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) 1% 43% ± 1%
HP(103C 2B4D) 1% 39% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36AA) 1% 43% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3203) 1% 39% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 116F) 1% 40% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B 1376) 1% 38% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2968) 1% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3691) 1% 43% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1385) 0% 42% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 0% 20% ± 17%
Gigabyte(1458 36BD) 0% 39% ± 5%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 19% ± 15%
EVGA(3842 2963) 0% 40% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3692) 0% 41% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8563) 0% 42% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8559) 0% 41% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3962) 0% 43% ± 1%
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Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

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

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Poor

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 days 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


Excellent

8 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


Terrible

19 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

7 days ago.

Epic gaming graphics LOL


Excellent

6 days ago.

Hii


Good

14 days ago.

Faster or same as the 1050 ti


Good

1 month ago.

because it's good


Excellent

2 months ago.

NO GOOD NO . MY IRAN


Good

21 days ago.

nucr


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Medium rating..


Excellent

24 days ago.

ii looooveeee thaaaaaaaaaaat 69


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

WTF


Very good

7 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

16 months ago.

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


Good

5 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.


Poor

3 days ago.

useless in 2018


Good

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months 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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