Average Bench: 41% (49th of 547)

Based on 96,817 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 58.9% 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) 120fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 960 is just 9.65%. 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) 113fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 81.5fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 96,817 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 Lighting 138 154
97.8 Reflection 113 125
106 Parallax 126 143
41.4% 126 fps
Min Avg Max
68.8 MRender 80.6 86.5
104 Gravity 120 131
69.6 Splatting 81.5 89.5
40.7% 94 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PNY(196E 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1518 MHz, MLim: 1825 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.69
Lighting 142
Reflection 122
Parallax 134
43% 133 fps
MRender 88.5
Gravity 126
Splatting 86.5
43% 100 fps
EVGA(3842 2963) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.33
Lighting 139
Reflection 113
Parallax 125
41% 126 fps
MRender 83.5
Gravity 120
Splatting 80.7
41% 94.6 fps
MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.0
Lighting 138
Reflection 113
Parallax 127
42% 126 fps
MRender 82.1
Gravity 120
Splatting 79.9
41% 94.1 fps
MSI(1462 3201) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 355.82
Lighting 138
Reflection 112
Parallax 121
41% 124 fps
MRender 82.2
Gravity 118
Splatting 80
40% 93.3 fps
MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Lighting 138
Reflection 110
Parallax 121
41% 123 fps
MRender 82.6
Gravity 117
Splatting 78.5
40% 92.6 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 387.92
Lighting 132
Reflection 109
Parallax 121
40% 121 fps
MRender 83.4
Gravity 115
Splatting 77.9
40% 92.1 fps
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.0
Lighting 65.9
Reflection 39.8
Parallax 33.6
17% 46.4 fps
MRender 81.4
Gravity 100
Splatting 75.1
37% 85.6 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,445,591 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 96,817 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3201) 10% 40% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3202) 8% 41% ± 3%
MSI GTX 960 2GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 2G
MSI GTX 960 4GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8520) 7% 42% ± 4%
ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AmazonUS $265.1827 secs ago.
EVGA(3842 2966) 6% 41% ± 6%
EVGA GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
02G-P4-2966-KR
Asus(1043 854D) 6% 41% ± 3%
ASUS GTX 960 4GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5
MSI(1462 3205) 4% 41% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) 4% 42% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36BE) 4% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB Windforce 2X
GV-N960WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $199.994 months ago.
EbayUS $599.987 mins ago.
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB OC
GV-N960OC-4GD
EVGA(3842 3967) 3% 42% ± 3%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 Backplate
04G-P4-3967-KR
OutletPCUS $287.8314 months ago.
AmazonUS $499.993 months ago.
EbayUS $771.967 mins ago.
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 3% 41% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2968) 2% 44% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) 2% 42% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2% 40% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2% 38% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 2% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2% 39% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8561) 2% 40% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36BD) 2% 41% ± 2%
PNY(196E 1138) 2% 41% ± 2%
Gainward(10B0 1401) 2% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 2% 43% ± 8%
EVGA(3842 3966) 1% 43% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8537) 1% 39% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3200) 1% 37% ± 8%
Gigabyte(1458 36AD) 1% 42% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2375) 1% 42% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8521) 1% 39% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 116F) 1% 40% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) 1% 42% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3968) 1% 44% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8528) 1% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) 1% 42% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3969) 1% 42% ± 6%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3969-KR
OutletPCUS $307.8314 months ago.
AmazonUS $549.993 months ago.
EbayUS $819.906 mins ago.
Sapphire(174B 1376) 1% 39% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2962) 1% 41% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8526) 1% 41% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3692) 1% 44% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) 1% 39% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 1962) 1% 41% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8678) 1% 39% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3962) 1% 42% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1376) 1% 41% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36B9) 1% 39% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3203) 0% 34% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 36AA) 0% 43% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1385) 0% 41% ± 0%
Asus(1043 854E) 0% 40% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8545) 0% 40% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36B0) 0% 45% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 3965) 0% 40% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

1 day ago.

Shit card, low frames in siege

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


Good

7 hrs ago.

very nice


Excellent

4 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


Excellent

2 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

23 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.


Good

25 days ago.

To high price for shit!


Excellent

1 month ago.

because it's good


Good

1 month ago.

cool


Good

1 month ago.

NO GOOD NO . MY IRAN


Excellent

9 days ago.

Ugly af.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

20 days ago.

Medium rating..


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Very good

4 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

13 months ago.

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


Good

2 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

10 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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