Average Bench: 41.4% (43rd of 535)

Based on 58,329 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 1401 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 82fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 138fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 960 is just 8.98%. 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. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 121fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,329 samples)
Min Avg Max
121 Lighting 138 154
99.9 Reflection 114 125
110 Parallax 127 143
40% 126 fps
Min Avg Max
72 MRender 82 87.1
111 Gravity 121 132
75.5 Splatting 82.4 89.9
42.3% 95.2 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
MaxC: 1493 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.53
Lighting 147
Reflection 119
Parallax 128
42% 131 fps
MRender 84.3
Gravity 125
Splatting 85.2
44% 98.2 fps
PNY(196E 1138) 2GB
MaxC: 1468 MHz, MaxM: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.78
Lighting 143
Reflection 119
Parallax 131
41% 131 fps
MRender 86.9
Gravity 124
Splatting 84.2
44% 98.5 fps
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 2GB
MaxC: 1481 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.49
Lighting 144
Reflection 118
Parallax 128
41% 130 fps
MRender 83.9
Gravity 121
Splatting 83.7
43% 96.3 fps
MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1430 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 137
Reflection 111
Parallax 124
39% 124 fps
MRender 80
Gravity 117
Splatting 80.6
41% 92.7 fps
EVGA(3842 3962) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1481 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 133
Reflection 116
Parallax 126
39% 125 fps
MRender 83.7
Gravity 121
Splatting 82.1
43% 95.6 fps
PNY(196E 1138) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1405 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 132
Reflection 112
Parallax 122
38% 122 fps
MRender 81.7
Gravity 117
Splatting 79.4
42% 92.7 fps
PNY(196E 1138) 2GB
MaxC: 1619 MHz, MaxM: 2052 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.57
Lighting 55
Reflection 45.1
Parallax 50
16% 50 fps
MRender 43.6
Gravity 47.6
Splatting 29.2
21% 40.1 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 58,329 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Asus(1043 8520) 11% 42% ± 2%
ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
BHPhotoUS $214.999 months ago.
AmazonUS $307.712 months ago.
MSI(1462 3202) 9% 41% ± 3%
MSI GTX 960 2GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 2G
MSI GTX 960 4GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 4G
MSI(1462 3201) 8% 41% ± 1%
Asus(1043 854D) 6% 41% ± 2%
ASUS GTX 960 4GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5
AmazonUS $219.182 months ago.
EbayUS $739.386 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3205) 5% 41% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 2966) 5% 43% ± 6%
EVGA GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
02G-P4-2966-KR
EVGA(3842 3967) 4% 42% ± 9%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 Backplate
04G-P4-3967-KR
AmazonUS $229.996 days ago.
NeweggUS $233.988 months ago.
OutletPCUS $287.837 months ago.
EbayUS $771.967 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 4% 40% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36BE) 3% 40% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB Windforce 2X
GV-N960WF2OC-2GD
NeweggUS $222.989 months ago.
EbayUS $227.497 mins ago.
AmazonUS $249.992 months ago.
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB OC
GV-N960OC-4GD
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 3% 39% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 2968) 3% 45% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2% 41% ± 2%
Gainward(10B0 1401) 2% 40% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) 2% 43% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2% 40% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 2% 41% ± 7%
Zotac(19DA 2375) 2% 43% ± 1%
PNY(196E 1138) 2% 42% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8528) 2% 42% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2962) 2% 40% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36AA) 2% 43% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 1962) 1% 40% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 3969) 1% 44% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3969-KR
NeweggUS $274.983 months ago.
OutletPCUS $307.837 months ago.
AmazonUS $799.9942 secs ago.
EbayUS $819.906 mins ago.
EVGA(3842 3966) 1% 43% ± 2%
HP(103C 2B4D) 1% 39% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) 1% 41% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 36BD) 1% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) 1% 44% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8561) 1% 41% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8678) 1% 39% ± 4%
Asus(1043 854E) 1% 42% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 1% 42% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 1376) 1% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) 0% 40% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8521) 0% 40% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8559) 0% 38% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 116F) 0% 44% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 3968) 0% 43% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8537) 0% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36AB) 0% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3692) 0% 38% ± 7%
MSI(1462 320B) 0% 41% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3200) 0% 41% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3962) 0% 43% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36B0) 0% 29% ± 19%
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) 0% 41% ± 2%
Asus(1043 853C) 0% 43% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8526) 0% 41% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3691) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8522) 0% 43% ± 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) - $91

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