Average Bench: 41.5% (46th of 544)

Based on 80,007 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 58.5% 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) 140fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 121fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 960 is just 8.03%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 960 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 114fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 82.6fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 80,007 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 Lighting 140 154
98.4 Reflection 114 125
106 Parallax 127 143
41.7% 127 fps
Min Avg Max
73.7 MRender 81.8 87.4
108 Gravity 121 131
74.2 Splatting 82.6 89.3
41.3% 95.2 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.28
Lighting 152
Reflection 121
Parallax 150
47% 141 fps
MRender 82.5
Gravity 131
Splatting 88.7
44% 101 fps
Zotac(19DA 2375) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Lighting 155
Reflection 123
Parallax 136
46% 138 fps
MRender 79.1
Gravity 131
Splatting 88.5
43% 99.5 fps
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.28
Lighting 151
Reflection 121
Parallax 133
45% 135 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 128
Splatting 86.6
43% 98.9 fps
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.28
Lighting 146
Reflection 119
Parallax 131
43% 132 fps
MRender 83.4
Gravity 126
Splatting 86.7
43% 98.8 fps
EVGA(3842 3966) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 149
Reflection 122
Parallax 132
44% 134 fps
MRender 80.8
Gravity 124
Splatting 84
42% 96.4 fps
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.28
Lighting 139
Reflection 113
Parallax 126
42% 126 fps
MRender 83.3
Gravity 121
Splatting 83.6
42% 95.9 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.89
Lighting 140
Reflection 116
Parallax 127
42% 128 fps
MRender 79.6
Gravity 121
Splatting 83
41% 94.5 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.28
Lighting 141
Reflection 115
Parallax 127
42% 127 fps
MRender 80.5
Gravity 119
Splatting 83.1
41% 94.3 fps
Gigabyte(1458 36C8) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Lighting 138
Reflection 111
Parallax 122
41% 124 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 117
Splatting 78.8
40% 92.9 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,622,776 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 80,007 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3202) 9% 41% ± 3%
MSI GTX 960 2GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 2G
MSI GTX 960 4GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8520) 8% 42% ± 3%
ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
EVGA(3842 2966) 8% 43% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
02G-P4-2966-KR
MSI(1462 3201) 7% 40% ± 4%
Asus(1043 854D) 6% 41% ± 4%
ASUS GTX 960 4GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5
MSI(1462 3205) 5% 40% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 3967) 4% 42% ± 5%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 Backplate
04G-P4-3967-KR
OutletPCUS $287.8312 months ago.
AmazonUS $499.9924 days ago.
EbayUS $771.9615 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 36BE) 3% 42% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB Windforce 2X
GV-N960WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $199.992 month ago.
EbayUS $599.9815 mins ago.
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB OC
GV-N960OC-4GD
EVGA(3842 2968) 3% 44% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) 3% 41% ± 5%
Zotac(19DA 1375) 3% 42% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 3% 40% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) 2% 44% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2% 40% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8528) 2% 42% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2% 41% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3966) 2% 44% ± 1%
PNY(196E 1138) 2% 40% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2962) 2% 40% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 1962) 2% 41% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 2% 44% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3969) 1% 45% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3969-KR
OutletPCUS $307.8312 months ago.
AmazonUS $549.991 month ago.
EbayUS $819.9014 mins ago.
Gainward(10B0 1401) 1% 40% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8561) 1% 41% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8537) 1% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) 1% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 1% 42% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8678) 1% 40% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) 1% 40% ± 1%
HP(103C 2B4D) 1% 38% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2375) 1% 41% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3691) 1% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) 1% 42% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36AA) 1% 43% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3203) 0% 40% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8559) 0% 36% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 36B0) 0% 43% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2960) 0% 40% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3968) 0% 43% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36BD) 0% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36EE) 0% 42% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8563) 0% 40% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3960) 0% 42% ± 0%
Asus(1043 854E) 0% 41% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 36AD) 0% 43% ± 1%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 41% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2963) 0% 40% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8529) 0% 40% ± 1%
PNY(196E 113C) 0% 42% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 962A) 0% 39% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

2 days ago.

very nice


Excellent

1 day 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

2 days ago.

Great card for the power requirement, cost, and value.


Good

1 month 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


Excellent

4 days 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.


Terrible

22 days ago.

To high price for shit!


Good

16 days ago.

NO GOOD NO . MY IRAN


Excellent

21 days ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Poor

2 months ago.

Medium rating..


Very good

2 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

10 months ago.

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


Good

13 days 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

8 months ago.

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


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