Real World Speed
Performance profile from 496,123 user samples
162,652 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% EVGA(3842 3968) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 28% Zotac(19DA 1375) 2GB
Poor: 28% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 597
333,471 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Asus(1043 8508)
Worst Bench: 54% Asus(1043 8508)
Poor: 54% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 597
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
39.9 % 63.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+60%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
123 fps 195 fps Much better texture detail.
+59%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
79.9 fps 150 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
+88%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
118 fps 183 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
+55%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
79.6 fps 125 fps Much faster complex splatting.
+57%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
143 fps 224 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+57%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
86.3 fps 165 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
+91%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
131 fps 204 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
+56%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
89 fps 141 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
+58%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
140 fps 157 fps Slightly Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+13%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
42 fps 53 fps Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+27%
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
36 fps 63 fps Much Better PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fps.
+74%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
70 fps 97 fps Much Better Overwatch fps.
+39%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
138 fps 176 fps Better League of Legends fps.
+28%
Fortnite
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
63 fps 94 fps Much Better Fortnite fps.
+50%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
49 fps 62 fps Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+27%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
37 fps 50 fps Much Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+36%
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
95 fps 125 fps Much Better DOTA 2 fps.
+31%
World of Warcraft
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
53 fps 63 fps Better World of Warcraft fps.
+19%
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
66 fps 98 fps Much Better World of Tanks fps.
+48%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
59 fps 95 fps Much Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+60%
Market Share
Based on 12,132,565 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.86 % 3.25 % Much higher market share.
+75%
Value
Value For Money
60.1 % 72.8 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % 122 % Much more popular.
+42%
Price
Price (score)
$198 Much cheaper.
+34%
$300
Age
Newest
46 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
50 Months
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
152 fps 222 fps Much better peak lighting effects.
+46%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
124 fps 194 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+56%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
133 fps 196 fps Much better lighting effects.
+47%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
111 fps 175 fps Much better reflection handling.
+58%
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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 Nvidia GTX 970 is a game changer in terms of performance per watt and value for money. The GTX 970 is based on Nvidia's ground-breaking Maxwell architecture which delivers considerable clock for clock performance gains over Kepler, its predecessor. Comparing the GTX 970 and 780 Ti shows that the two cards offer comparable performance yet the new GTX 970 costs nearly half as much! Unsurprisingly Nvidia are discontinuing the 780 Ti as it's now largely redundant. These price to performance gains typically occur once or twice a decade and although the new Maxwell architecture will improve down the line with the release of the Ti/Titan versions, at the moment the 970 offers the best value for money on the market by miles. Since this summary was originally written AMD have slashed prices and older Nvidia models (780/780 Ti/770) have also been hugely discounted. See the latest value for money rankings here[Jul '15 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 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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