NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 960 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

14 %
Average score from 25 samples
Low uncertainty
Performance
Average
Ranking
155th of 531
Popularity
38th of 531
Samples
25 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

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.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

60 FPS average
41 FPS 10% low
38 FPS 1% low

Electron

Randomly generated noise sphere test

45 FPS average
44 FPS 10% low
42 FPS 1% low

City

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

40 FPS average
32 FPS 10% low
30 FPS 1% low

Clouds

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

36 FPS average
34 FPS 10% low
33 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (CUDA)

Geekbench (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

17,784
Geekbench (Metal)

Geekbench (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

8,773
Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

21,072
Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

22,380
3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark

2,286

Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
48 %
AMD Radeon RX 6600
43 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
22 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
14 %
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
2 %

Specifications

Core Clock 1127 MHz
Boost Clock 1178 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 109.57 GB/s
TDP 120 W
Floating Point Performance 2.41 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2015-01-22
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 37.7 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 75.39 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1024
Texture Mapping Units 64
Render Output Processors 32

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

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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