Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes
60 FPS average
41 FPS 10% low
38 FPS 1% low
Randomly generated noise sphere test
45 FPS average
44 FPS 10% low
42 FPS 1% low
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
40 FPS average
32 FPS 10% low
30 FPS 1% low
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
36 FPS average
34 FPS 10% low
33 FPS 1% low
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Released in 2015, the GeForce GTX 960 is a GPU from NVIDIA.
According to our GPU Benchmark, this GPU is an average card for gaming with a score of 14%.
The GeForce GTX 960 has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 109 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 128 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.
In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 960 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1127 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1178 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.
As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 960 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 has a TDP of 120W, this is the amount of heat energy produced by the chip as a byproduct. The higher the TDP, the more heat is produced.
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