Real World Speed
Performance profile from 249,773 user samples
195,136 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 32% Gigabyte(1458 36AC) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 32% Great: 44%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 599
54,637 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% Gigabyte(1458 370C) 2GB
Worst Bench: 28% Zotac(19DA 2376) 2GB
Poor: 28% Great: 37%
SPEED RANK: 85th / 599
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
40.2 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
33.1 %
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
124 fps Better texture detail.
+29%
96.4 fps
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
80.7 fps Slightly faster multi rendering.
+6%
76.1 fps
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
119 fps Faster NBody calculation.
+26%
94.4 fps
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
80.2 fps Slightly faster complex splatting.
+11%
72 fps
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
141 fps Better peak texture detail.
+27%
111 fps
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
86.5 fps Slightly faster peak multi rendering.
+6%
81.7 fps
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
131 fps Faster peak NBody calculation.
+25%
105 fps
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
89.1 fps Slightly faster peak complex splatting.
+12%
79.9 fps
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
140 fps Slightly Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+12%
125 fps
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
42 fps Slightly Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+11%
37 fps
Fortnite
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
60 fps Better Fortnite fps.
+18%
51 fps
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
137 fps Slightly Better League of Legends fps.
+13%
122 fps
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
70 fps Slightly Better Overwatch fps.
+7%
65 fps
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
49 fps Slightly Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+15%
43 fps
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
37 fps Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+16%
32 fps
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
96 fps 96 fps +0%
World of Warcraft
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
53 fps Slightly Better World of Warcraft fps.
+14%
47 fps
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
64 fps +1% 64 fps
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
59 fps Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+16%
51 fps
Market Share
Based on 13,810,128 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.55 % Hugely higher market share.
+252%
0.44 %
Value
Value For Money
60.6 % Slightly better value.
+10%
55.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % More popular.
+18%
73 %
Price
Price (score)
$198 $170 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
48 Months 41 Months Slightly more recent.
+15%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
151 fps Better peak lighting effects.
+28%
118 fps
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
124 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+31%
94.7 fps
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
132 fps Better lighting effects.
+29%
102 fps
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
112 fps Much better reflection handling.
+30%
85.9 fps
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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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The GTX 950 is Nvidia's latest Maxwell card which is based on a GTX 960 but with 25% fewer CUDA cores and 25% fewer texture units. Comparing the GTX 960 and 950 shows that, as expected, effective speed has been reduced by 25%. The GTX 950 is positioned above GTX 750 Ti which is Nvidia's energy efficient mass market GPU. Comparing the 750 Ti and 950 shows that 950 is nearly 50% faster but it's also priced 50% higher so the 950 doesn't offer improved value for money. Gaming performance for the GTX 950 at resolutions up to 1080p on high/ultra settings will be satisfactory most of the time. That said, the GTX 950 is priced on the high side ($160). At present the GTX 960 ($171) offers 25% better performance for just 7% more money. See a current list of the best value graphics cards here[Aug '15 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2019 GPU Rankings.

We calculate effective 3D speed which estimates gaming performance for the top 12 games. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield value for money. Our figures are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. [GPUPro]

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