NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 in 9 Benchmarks. Specs

It is time to review NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 benchmark performance. The base clock speed is 1127 MHz, whilst its speed in turbo boost and supplementary overclocking (maximum) is 1178 MHz.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 process technology is 28 nm that is a good result of the release date.

NVIDIA manufacture has equipped graphic chips with 112 GB/s bandwidth and 1127 MHz clock speed. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 maximum memory is 2 GB.

We recommend you learn all technical specifications in separate sections for a common understanding and high-speed of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960.

General Information

Here is the release date, code name, core architecture, launch and current price. It is the general information to start learning NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960.

Place in performance rating: 234
Value for money (0-100): 60.47
Architecture: Maxwell
Code name: GM206
Type: Desktop
Release date: 22 January 2015 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP): $199
Price now: $207 (1x MSRP)
Value for money: 18.09
GPU code name: GM206
Market segment: Desktop

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - Technical Specifications

Here are key features that determine NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 performance in benchmarks and other apps. The higher the figures are, the better it is. Please pay attention to all the characteristics provided. For example, the clock frequency directly affects the high-speed, and processing data and performing calculations (e.g, for mining) depend on the number of transistors. Also, check the TDP figure, because modern graphics cards may require a powerful PSU.

Pipelines: 1024
Core clock speed: 1127 MHz
Boost Clock: 1178 MHz
Transistor count: 2,940 million
Manufacturing process technology: 28 nm
Power consumption (TDP): 120 Watt
Texture fill rate: 72 billion/sec
Floating-point performance: 2,413 gflops
CUDA cores: 1024
Pipelines / CUDA cores: 1024
Boost clock speed: 1178 MHz
Number of transistors: 2,940 million
Thermal design power (TDP): 120 Watt

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - Dimensions and Compatibility

Nowadays, it is very important to know the dimensions - length, width and height of a desktop graphics card - and understand which power connector is included in the package. Also, please pay attention to the PCIe interface.

Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
Length: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors: 1x 6-pins
SLI options: +
Recommended system power (PSU): 400 Watt
Bus support: PCI Express 3.0
Height: 4.376" (11.1 cm)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - GPU RAM Frequency and Speed

Graphics Card Ram is a key element in computing and data storage - type, size, clock frequency and bandwidth - that directly affect the speed of work in gaming and working apps, which are currently quite demanding on graphics card resources. Note please the memory standard. The higher it is, the better it is. Let's learn more about NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 video memory specifications.

Memory type: GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount: 2 GB
Memory bus width: 128 Bit
Memory clock speed: 7.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth: 112 GB/s
Shared memory: -

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - Port and Display Support

In most cases, today all the problems connector compatibility can be solved with adapters or backwards-compatible cables such as HDMI / DVI. But, for general information, you learn below which ports are supported by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960.

Display Connectors: Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
G-SYNC support: +
Multi monitor support: 4 displays
HDCP: +
Maximum VGA resolution: 2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI: Internal
HDMI: +

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - Technologies

Healthy competition drives progress, so each manufacturer tries to surprise its consumer with special technologies available in this graphics card. This can be useful in graphics or gaming apps.

3D Vision: +
GPU Boost: 2.0
CUDA: +
GeForce Experience: +
Surround: +
Adaptive Vertical Sync: +
GameStream: +
GeForce ShadowPlay: +
GameWorks: +

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - API support

Here are general standards for DirectX and other unified complexes for the development of 3D images supported by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 .

DirectX: 12 (12_1)
OpenGL: 4.4
Vulkan: +
Shader Model: 6.4
OpenCL: 1.2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - Mining hashrates

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto): 8 Mh/s
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256): 318 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred): 0.92 Gh/s
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight): 0.27 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash): 141.47 Sol/s

Overall NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Gaming Performance

Find out to what extent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 is suitable for gaming! We have compiled a database of popular games and their system requirements* that allows you to quickly and easily estimate its gaming performance at different screen resolutions. Graphics card gaming test is based on FPS. * There is a little margin error in the estimation of data.


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Horizon Zero Dawn (2020)
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Doom Eternal (2020)
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Legend
5 Stutter – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. As per interpolation of the similar graphics cards showing low frame rates, the game is possible to lag.
May Stutter – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. As per interpolation of the similar graphics cards showing low frame rates, the game is possible to lag.
30 Fluent – In considering all graphics benchmarks, the game speed is likely to be 25 fps or more.
40 Fluent – In considering all graphics benchmarks, the game speed is likely to be 35 fps or more.
60 Fluent – In considering all graphics benchmarks, the game speed is likely to be 58 fps or more.
May Run Fluently – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. As per interpolation of the similar graphics cards showing low frame rates, the game is possible to lag.
? Uncertain – The graphics card testing has revealed a slower card might ensure a high and stable frame rate.
Uncertain – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. The interpolation in the same category is not possible.
The value depicts the average frame rate. Hovering over the value, you can get individual results.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 in Benchmarks

Let's sum up the review by comparing the benchmarks results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 5 competitive models similar in technical specifications. The first block is the overall result for all benchmarks, then all the others, which this particular model was tested on. The higher the benchmark score, the faster a video card performs in graphics apps and modern games. If you have any additional questions, please leave them in the comments, we will definitely help!

Overall benchmark performance

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

3DMark Ice Storm is the only fully cross-platform benchmark that runs on all devices. It's great for comparing the 3D performance of smartphones, tablets, ultraportable laptops, and old or low-end PCs.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

The 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU test is designed for mid-range laptops and home PCs with integrated video graphics. The test uses the DirectX 11 engine, which is limited by Direct3D 10 capabilities. Accordingly, Cloud Gate is best suited for testing modern entry-level systems and legacy DX10-enabled GPUs.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, Fire Strike Ultra. Fire Strike includes two graphics tests, a physics test and a combined test that stresses the CPU and GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3DMark Fire Strike for Graphics Cards helps you determine performance in a state-of-the-art synthetic test that consists of two levels - physical and combined testing.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

The result of the 3DMark 11 benchmark evaluation supports tessellation, compute shaders and graphics card multithreading will show which graphics card model is better and faster in games. The higher the score of the video card in the 3DMark 11 benchmark, the better.

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage Performance reveals the real performance of video cards tested by users in their computers. Only the best graphics card deserves the highest score in the 3DMark Vantage Performance benchmark.

Passmark GPU

Passmark is an effective benchmark that displays true results on the speed of data processing by GPU cores. We present the results of the evaluation of the performance of a video card in the modern Passmark benchmark, which evaluates the performance of a video card using its own rendering algorithms. The higher the score, the more powerful the graphics card.

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Heaven Benchmark is a GPU-intensive test of a graphics card that unleashes the full potential of GPU cores. This powerful tool can be effectively used to determine the stability of the GPU under extreme load conditions, as well as to check the potential of the cooling system at maximum heat generation.

Octane Render OctaneBench

OctaneRender is a true, unbiased ray tracer that runs entirely on the GPU. Thanks to the Octane Render benchmark, you can easily determine how good a graphics card is in performance.

4.1 Out of 258 CMPTEK score