Average Bench: 40.3% (81st of 613)

Based on 237,381 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 59.6% 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) 134fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 119fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 960 is just 10.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 960 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 111fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 80.2fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 237,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Lighting 134 150
93.5 Reflection 111 124
95.4 Parallax 123 142
40.2% 123 fps
Min Avg Max
67.3 MRender 80.5 86
105 Gravity 119 130
68.2 Splatting 80.2 89
40.4% 93.1 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1585 MHz, MLim: 1942 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Lighting 152
Reflection 127
Parallax 154
47% 144 fps
MRender 95.1
Gravity 135
Splatting 94
47% 108 fps
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Lighting 136
Reflection 117
Parallax 140
42% 131 fps
MRender 79.9
Gravity 123
Splatting 83.8
41% 95.6 fps
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 419.35
Lighting 137
Reflection 114
Parallax 138
42% 130 fps
MRender 82.8
Gravity 119
Splatting 81.2
41% 94.4 fps
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 418.91
Lighting 136
Reflection 115
Parallax 125
41% 126 fps
MRender 83.1
Gravity 120
Splatting 82
41% 95.1 fps
237,381 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 139 fps Fortnite: 64 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 37 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 42 fps League of Legends: 124 fps Overwatch: 70 fps Battlefield 1: 48 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 37 fps DOTA 2: 84 fps World of Warcraft: 53 fps World of Tanks: 65 fps Minecraft: 185 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,046,372 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 237,381 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $200 @ launch in Jan '15)
MSI(1462 3202) 11% 41% ± 3%
MSI GTX 960 2GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 2G
MSI GTX 960 4GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8520) 8% 42% ± 3%
ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AmazonUS $3357 months
MSI(1462 3205) 7% 39% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3201) 6% 40% ± 3%
Asus(1043 854D) 5% 41% ± 3%
ASUS GTX 960 4GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 4% 39% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 2966) 4% 42% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
02G-P4-2966-KR
EVGA(3842 3967) 4% 43% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 Backplate
04G-P4-3967-KR
AmazonUS $23012 months
OutletPCUS $2882 years
EbayUS $3997 mins
Gigabyte(1458 36BE) 3% 40% ± 4%
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB Windforce 2X
GV-N960WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $1988 months
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB OC
GV-N960OC-4GD
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) 3% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2% 40% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2962) 2% 38% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) 2% 42% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 2% 42% ± 1%
PNY(196E 1138) 2% 41% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2% 41% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 2% 43% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2375) 1% 41% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8528) 1% 41% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1962) 1% 41% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3969) 1% 42% ± 8%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3969-KR
OutletPCUS $3082 years
AmazonUS $38941 mins
Gigabyte(1458 36BD) 1% 41% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 3966) 1% 45% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8678) 1% 39% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36B9) 1% 38% ± 4%
Gainward(10B0 1401) 1% 41% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8537) 1% 40% ± 2%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 14% ± 12%
EVGA(3842 2968) 1% 41% ± 8%
Nvidia(10DE 116F) 1% 38% ± 7%
Asus(1043 8561) 1% 40% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1385) 1% 42% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3200) 1% 39% ± 1%
HP(103C 2B4D) 1% 39% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) 1% 41% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36AD) 1% 43% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) 1% 42% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3965) 1% 41% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3692) 1% 42% ± 1%
MSI(1462 320B) 0% 41% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3203) 0% 40% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8559) 0% 40% ± 1%
Asus(1043 854E) 0% 41% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36C8) 0% 41% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 3968) 0% 43% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2378) 0% 40% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 1376) 0% 39% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) 0% 41% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8521) 0% 37% ± 4%
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Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $439

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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4 days ago.

very good gpu good job


Good

1 month ago.

love it!

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

Its a good medium 1080p gaming graphics card


Excellent

5 days ago.

trash


Poor

11 days ago.

aaedwaidwaadw idwawaidwaygvdwawad vdwa


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

ç


Average

5 days ago.

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


Good

19 days ago.

owo nyah


Good

10 days ago.

it good


Excellent

1 month ago.

I have one and this is awesome


Good

11 days ago.

its lit


Good

2 months ago.

Esport titles on this card for sure 1080p medium to high. AAA eish good luck with 1080 low


Average

2 months ago.

its a great graphics card for ppl who have poor money


Poor

10 months ago.

ii looooveeee thaaaaaaaaaaat 69


Good

4 years ago.


Terrible

20 months ago.

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


Average

13 months ago.

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


Good

17 days ago.

MSI Twin Frozr version works amazing


Very good

23 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

14 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

12 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

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.


Average

12 months ago.

it work


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

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 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.


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