Average Bench: 33% (88th of 621)

Based on 229,706 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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Poor average bench

The Nvidia GTX 960 averaged 67.0% 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) 136fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 120fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 960 is just 6.08%. 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. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 127fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 229,706 samples)
Min Avg Max
121 Lighting 136 150
101 Reflection 114 124
111 Parallax 127 141
34.7% 125 fps
Min Avg Max
75.7 MRender 81.9 86.1
110 Gravity 120 130
73 Splatting 81 88.7
30.7% 94.4 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PNY(196E 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 347.88
Lighting 144
Reflection 123
Parallax 137
37% 135 fps
MRender 83.1
Gravity 128
Splatting 90.7
33% 101 fps
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.30
Lighting 138
Reflection 113
Parallax 124
35% 125 fps
MRender 81.2
Gravity 117
Splatting 81.1
30% 93 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 431.60
Lighting 133
Reflection 114
Parallax 121
34% 123 fps
MRender 81.4
Gravity 120
Splatting 82.5
31% 94.7 fps
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.82
Lighting 128
Reflection 104
Parallax 129
33% 121 fps
MRender 78.9
Gravity 115
Splatting 76.8
30% 90.4 fps
Nvidia(10DE 2190) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 903 MHz, MLim: 1004 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Lighting 33.1
Reflection 33.6
Parallax 29.5
8% 32.1 fps
MRender 29.9
Gravity 34.2
Splatting 28.2
10% 30.8 fps
229,706 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 12 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 138 fps Fortnite: 73 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 38 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 42 fps League of Legends: 123 fps Overwatch: 70 fps Battlefield 1: 48 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 37 fps Minecraft: 184 fps DOTA 2: 83 fps World of Warcraft: 51 fps World of Tanks: 65 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,109,262 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 229,706 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $200 @ launch in Jan '15)
MSI(1462 3201) 9% 32% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3202) 8% 33% ± 2%
MSI GTX 960 2GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 2G
MSI GTX 960 4GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8520) 8% 34% ± 1%
ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AmazonUS $97510 mins
Asus(1043 854D) 5% 33% ± 1%
ASUS GTX 960 4GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5
Gigabyte(1458 36BE) 5% 32% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB Windforce 2X
GV-N960WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $19811 months
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB OC
GV-N960OC-4GD
MSI(1462 3205) 5% 32% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2966) 5% 35% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
02G-P4-2966-KR
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 3% 33% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) 3% 33% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 3% 33% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 3% 34% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2968) 2% 35% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2% 32% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8528) 2% 34% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3967) 2% 35% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 Backplate
04G-P4-3967-KR
EbayUS $25014 mins
OutletPCUS $2883 years
AmazonUS $3799 mins
EVGA(3842 2962) 2% 33% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8678) 2% 31% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2% 32% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8561) 2% 32% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3966) 2% 35% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36B9) 2% 31% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) 2% 34% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3200) 1% 32% ± 1%
PNY(196E 1138) 1% 32% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1962) 1% 33% ± 1%
HP(103C 2B4D) 1% 31% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 2375) 1% 34% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3969) 1% 35% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3969-KR
OutletPCUS $3083 years
AmazonUS $3899 mins
Asus(1043 8537) 1% 31% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 1% 34% ± 1%
Asus(1043 852C) 1% 33% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AA) 1% 34% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) 1% 34% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 1376) 1% 33% ± 1%
Gainward(10B0 1401) 1% 33% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 116F) 0% 34% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3962) 0% 33% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36C8) 0% 32% ± 0%
Device(1B4C 1138) 0% 30% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8543) 0% 32% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AD) 0% 33% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36BD) 0% 34% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8526) 0% 33% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8524) 0% 33% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8529) 0% 31% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3692) 0% 34% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) 0% 32% ± 5%
Asus(1043 8566) 0% 31% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1385) 0% 33% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 8379) 0% 33% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $348

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Poor

10 days ago.

it is now around £50 on ebay 2nd hand which i think deserves better.

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

2 days ago.

Its a good medium 1080p gaming graphics card


Excellent

5 days ago.

İyi Kart


Excellent

18 days ago.

it's my graphic card i buy in 2016 and i was stupid teenager it just light for play but that work


Excellent

17 hrs ago.

Cheap GPU, almost all game with middle setting can run it


Excellent

1 day ago.

GOOD TURATIONS DON:T TRANCANE


Good

1 month ago.

gives actually premium performance in best price


Good

7 days ago.

Runs my games very well, though still looking for a 970/980 ti


Excellent

27 days ago.

the bang for your buck value makes me vomit.


Excellent

11 days ago.

This GPU is awesome because i want it


Good

25 days ago.

I have one and this is awesome


Good

28 days ago.

very good value and performance


Poor

14 months ago.

ii looooveeee thaaaaaaaaaaat 69


Good

4 years ago.


Average

17 months ago.

Looked to be very popular, yet it's not below $130 on EBay...


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

It used to have the same value as the 1060


Good

4 months ago.

MSI Twin Frozr version works amazing


Very good

2 years 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

18 months ago.

Performance still good but not that good for high graphics setting. I was benchmark this gpu for new ff games demo. Unfortunately, you can play the game on medium-low graphics settings.


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

I had a 2GB EVGA card for about 2 years. It played everything I needed at high-max settings and consistently delivered 60fps. Again, I cannot speak to higher resolutions, as I have never played at them, but for 1080p gaming, this card is extremely good.


Poor

6 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.


Average

16 months ago.

it work


Excellent

9 months ago.

Even though i made the mistake to go with the 2GB MSI gaming version of this card (this was atleast 3 years ago) And even if it only has an ASIC quality of 66.8%... this card can be pushed over its limits like none other -without any hardware mods- which i find truly fascinating. It runs most games i play at a decent medium to high setting ratio which is completely fine for the price at the time. Which is why i love it so much. it packs so much punch hidden under its hood for a reasonable price for costumers that are a little low on budget. For now i have the MSI 2G gaming version running at a stable 1506Mhz clock and 4001Mhz mem @1268mV-core. I even took the time to use liquid metal on the GPU die instead of the factory applied compound which was already dried up when i decided to change it. The die under heavy load with factory compound sat around 76-84 Celcius and now with liquid metal sits around 46-53 Celcius, before then the GPU fans will have sped up to their max values to keep the components on the card cool as well because we all know that heat is a slowly destructive factor.


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

22 months ago.

Mainly because I got it at a good price and I got the Xtreme Gaming edition. so it looks epic.


Excellent

11 months ago.

fantastic gpu that's served me well and oc'd beautifully.


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