Average Bench: 17.6% (185th of 665)

Based on 74,031 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 139B Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

Terrible average bench

The Nvidia GTX 960M averaged 82.3% 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) 21.4fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 22.2fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 960M is just 5.57%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 960M performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 19.6fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 19.9fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 74,031 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.5 Lighting 21.4 23.2
17.3 Reflection 19.6 25.9
16.2 Parallax 19.9 22.7
17.3% 20.3 fps
Min Avg Max
22.1 MRender 23.8 24.9
17 Gravity 22.2 24
0.23 Splatting 15.2 16.9
18% 20.4 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MSI(1462 1139) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 30.0.14.7141
Lighting 22.9
Reflection 18.3
Parallax 21.5
18% 20.9 fps
MRender 24.2
Gravity 23.2
Splatting 0.3
19% 15.9 fps
MSI(1462 115A) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 30.0.14.7141
Lighting 22.6
Reflection 18.2
Parallax 20.6
18% 20.5 fps
MRender 24.3
Gravity 23
Splatting 16.6
19% 21.3 fps
HP(103C 820D) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 27.21.14.5763
Lighting 22.5
Reflection 18.2
Parallax 20.5
18% 20.4 fps
MRender 23.9
Gravity 22.8
Splatting 18.7
18% 21.8 fps
Dell(1028 06E4) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.4270
Lighting 22.2
Reflection 18.4
Parallax 20.5
18% 20.4 fps
MRender 23.8
Gravity 22.5
Splatting 16.6
18% 21 fps
Asus(1043 1D6D) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 30.0.14.7141
Lighting 18.5
Reflection 23.1
Parallax 19
15% 20.2 fps
MRender 23.4
Gravity 19.2
Splatting 16.4
16% 19.7 fps
Acer(1025 1039) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 30.0.14.7141
Lighting 22
Reflection 25.8
Parallax 20.4
18% 22.7 fps
MRender 24.7
Gravity 13.4
Splatting 16.4
12% 18.2 fps
Asus(1043 1D6D) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 30.0.14.7141
Lighting 17
Reflection 18
Parallax 19.4
14% 18.1 fps
MRender 23.9
Gravity 17.5
Splatting 16.1
15% 19.2 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 74,031 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Dell(1028 0706) 14% 18% ± 1%
Asus(1043 1C5D) 11% 18% ± 2%
Legend(17AA 3802) 11% 18% ± 2%
Dell(1028 06E4) 7% 18% ± 1%
MSI(1462 115A) 5% 18% ± 2%
Asus(1043 1D6D) 4% 17% ± 2%
Legend(17AA 3978) 4% 17% ± 3%
Asus(1043 1080) 3% 16% ± 3%
MSI(1462 115B) 3% 18% ± 1%
Asus(1043 185D) 3% 18% ± 2%
HP(103C 8257) 3% 18% ± 0%
Asus(1043 1D8D) 3% 17% ± 2%
HP(103C 820D) 2% 16% ± 4%
Acer(1025 1039) 2% 16% ± 3%
Asus(1043 1D3D) 2% 18% ± 1%
Dell(1028 0797) 2% 18% ± 1%
Acer(1025 103B) 2% 18% ± 0%
Acer(1025 0926) 1% 17% ± 1%
Asus(1043 186D) 1% 17% ± 1%
MSI(1462 1139) 1% 18% ± 1%
Clevo(1558 1501) 1% 17% ± 1%
Asus(1043 18DD) 1% 17% ± 2%
Asus(1043 1420) 1% 18% ± 2%
Clevo(1558 0152) 1% 17% ± 2%
Asus(1043 1510) 1% 17% ± 3%
Asus(1043 1090) 1% 17% ± 2%
HP(103C 820F) 1% 16% ± 3%
HP(103C 825B) 1% 18% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1138) 1% 18% ± 1%
MSI(1462 113A) 1% 16% ± 4%
MSI(1462 1107) 1% 17% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8671) 1% 18% ± 0%
Acer(1025 091D) 1% 16% ± 5%
Asus(1043 11E0) 1% 16% ± 4%
Dell(1028 0707) 1% 18% ± 0%
Quanta(152D 1128) 0% 17% ± 2%
Asus(1043 177D) 0% 16% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 2555) 0% 19% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1109) 0% 18% ± 0%
Device(1D05 1021) 0% 18% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 0170) 0% 19% ± 0%
Dell(1028 06E1) 0% 18% ± 0%
Asus(1043 110E) 0% 18% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 0150) 0% 19% ± 1%
HP(103C 820E) 0% 18% ± 0%
Asus(1043 86C6) 0% 15% ± 0%
Device(1D05 100E) 0% 18% ± 0%
MSI(1462 116C) 0% 19% ± 0%
Asus(1043 1260) 0% 14% ± 0%
Quanta(152D 1097) 0% 18% ± 0%
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Workstation 12%
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Good

7 months ago.

Doesn't thermal throttle a lot


Poor

9 months ago.

nice but needs more power to play ultra but over medium-high is good


Excellent

7 months ago.

My small midget cousin has this in his laptop and he always lags. Poor baby. 1 star


Good

9 months ago.

it can run games at 720p 60fps


Good

10 months ago.

It's my GPU and I've never had any problem running anything so I like it.


Excellent

4 months ago.

I have it, and i genuinelly love it.


Good

16 months ago.

Don't worry if you have this GPU if your laptop has a thunderbolt like my Acer Nitro Black Edition from yesteryears and get an eGPU if you want better gaming. Otherwise, on lower settings, I have been able to play everything I wanted.


Good

7 months ago.

can run many games med setting but only worth under 800USD price anymore money in this card is a waste


Good

4 years ago.

It's a 750ti


Average

2 years ago.

decent for gaming and code/game/web development


Good

23 months ago.

It's... alright. Runs pretty much every title on the market at a playable framerate. Amazing for lower end games, and good enough for modern AAA titles. Can cause some throttling to occur though.


Good

21 months ago.

My Graphics Card of my Laptop, Works well - is enough for Unity and not heavy Gaming, but many heavyer Games Need to be on lower Quality or my Laptops goes hot :D


Terrible

2 years ago.

slow


Average

2 years ago.

does the job well, especially when overclocked, but power consumption could be better (don't expect more than 2 hours of gaming on this even with a decent battery), and with just 2gb of VRAM, you might have to lower texture quality on most newer games (though there's a 4gb variant which I'd recommend over the 2gb)


Terrible

2 years ago.

fukn bad


Poor

21 months ago.

It's really obvious that this GPU is outdated. Was a beast, my laptop was one of the best at my high school. Now it's ability is to run 15 fps on 2019 games such as Fortnite Chapter 2.


Average

6 months ago.

Released in 2015, couple of months after the 900 series desktop cards, the GTX960M was a Maxwell, midrange laptop gaming GPU, available in 2 main configurations, 2GB GDDR5 and 4GB GDDR5 versions. In terms of gaming performance, dont expect high FPS in modern titles. From my experience, in Call of Duty Warzone, I would average about 30-40 FPS, low settings, 900p. However, this GPU can still play less demanding titles such as Sea of Thieves, State Of Decay 2, etc, with frames ranging 60+ FPS. But, If you want to continue playing the newest games with adequate framerates/resolution, an upgrade is a good idea. In terms of Overclocability, yes, this card can OC (I tried +100mhz core, +150mhz memory), however, be aware of overheating, I applied Liquid metal instead of thermal paste on my 960M in my laptop, so my temps are around 60-65 degrees for GPU under full load, but without LM, expect temps to be in the realms of 80-95 degrees (of course, depending on your laptop model). In conclusion, this GPU can game, but if you want to play the latest AAA games at decent framerates, an upgrade to a new computer would be good.


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