Average Bench: 40.3% (68th of 599)

Based on 189,079 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 59.7% 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) 133fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 118fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 960 is just 9.28%. 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) 112fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 80.8fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 189,079 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Lighting 133 150
96.1 Reflection 112 124
97 Parallax 124 142
40.2% 123 fps
Min Avg Max
72.9 MRender 80.6 86.4
106 Gravity 118 131
71.9 Splatting 80.8 89.1
40.4% 93.3 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.71
Lighting 138
Reflection 121
Parallax 132
42% 130 fps
MRender 81.7
Gravity 129
Splatting 87.9
43% 99.5 fps
HP(103C 2B4D) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Lighting 132
Reflection 110
Parallax 123
40% 121 fps
MRender 80.1
Gravity 117
Splatting 78.7
40% 91.9 fps
MSI(1462 3201) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.94
Lighting 46.7
Reflection 51.1
Parallax 48.7
15% 48.8 fps
MRender 52
Gravity 70.6
Splatting 51.1
25% 57.9 fps
189,079 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 140 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 36 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 42 fps Fortnite: 60 fps League of Legends: 137 fps Overwatch: 70 fps Battlefield 1: 49 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 37 fps DOTA 2: 96 fps World of Warcraft: 53 fps World of Tanks: 64 fps Battlefield 4: 59 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,884,064 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 189,079 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $200 @ launch in Jan '15)
MSI(1462 3202) 8% 39% ± 6%
MSI GTX 960 2GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 2G
MSI GTX 960 4GB Gaming
GTX 960 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8520) 7% 41% ± 2%
ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AmazonUS $3353 months
MSI(1462 3201) 7% 40% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3205) 7% 40% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 2966) 5% 42% ± 3%
EVGA GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
02G-P4-2966-KR
Asus(1043 854D) 5% 41% ± 4%
ASUS GTX 960 4GB STRIX
STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5
Gigabyte(1458 36BE) 4% 41% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB Windforce 2X
GV-N960WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $1983 months
Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB OC
GV-N960OC-4GD
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 4% 41% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3967) 3% 43% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0 Backplate
04G-P4-3967-KR
AmazonUS $2308 months
OutletPCUS $2882 years
EbayUS $45036 mins
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) 3% 42% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) 3% 43% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8528) 3% 42% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2% 39% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2968) 2% 43% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2375) 2% 43% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2% 40% ± 3%
PNY(196E 1138) 2% 39% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 3969) 2% 42% ± 3%
EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3969-KR
AmazonUS $25212 months
OutletPCUS $3082 years
Asus(1043 8537) 2% 41% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2% 40% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3200) 1% 36% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 36AD) 1% 42% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 2962) 1% 41% ± 2%
Gainward(10B0 1401) 1% 38% ± 8%
EVGA(3842 3966) 1% 44% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 1% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) 1% 39% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8678) 1% 40% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36BD) 1% 41% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 1% 43% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8561) 1% 40% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 116F) 1% 40% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 20% ± 16%
EVGA(3842 1962) 1% 40% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3203) 1% 41% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) 1% 41% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3968) 1% 44% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 1% 10% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) 0% 42% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 2963) 0% 40% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8526) 0% 41% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8521) 0% 39% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8563) 0% 41% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1961) 0% 40% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8559) 0% 40% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1376) 0% 41% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2961) 0% 34% ± 8%
HP(103C 2B4D) 0% 39% ± 0%
MSI(1462 8C91) 0% 42% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3965) 0% 40% ± 0%
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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

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Good

10 days ago.

really good


Poor

11 hrs ago.

scoot

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.

iyi ama 750 ti daha iyi


Poor

14 days ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

i will eat it


Good

21 days ago.

It used to run great, but since it was a budget card back in the day now it struggles on many games. It doesn't have the best lifespan.


Excellent

11 days ago.

BAD


Excellent

1 month ago.

I have one and this is awesome


Good

3 months ago.

Very good Graphics card Great for new games at 1080p high settings I recommend it!


Excellent

4 days ago.

very good


Good

3 years ago.


Poor

6 months ago.

ii looooveeee thaaaaaaaaaaat 69


Terrible

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

best!


Average

9 months ago.

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


Very good

19 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

10 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

8 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.


Good

17 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

8 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

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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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