NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Benchmark and Specs

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

Benchmark Score

6 %
Bad score from 4 samples
Medium uncertainty
247th of 549
99th of 549
4 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

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

AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
Intel Iris Xe
10 %
NVIDIA Quadro P600
7 %
NVIDIA Quadro K2200
6 %
NVIDIA Quadro M1200
6 %
6 %
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M
5 %

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. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

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

24 FPS average
17 FPS 10% low
17 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

21 FPS average
20 FPS 10% low
22 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

18 FPS average
14 FPS 10% low
12 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

17 FPS average
15 FPS 10% low
17 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark



Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Core Clock 1097 MHz
Boost Clock 1176 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 78.31 GB/s
TDP 65 W
Floating Point Performance 1.5 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2015-03-13
DirectX Support 12.0
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 18.82 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 47.04 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 640
Texture Mapping Units 40
Render Output Processors 16


The GeForce GTX 960M is an NVIDIA GPU that was released in March 2015. This GPU is bad at gaming with a score of 6% in our PC benchmark.

The GeForce GTX 960M has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 78 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 960M GPU core runs at a frequency of 1097 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1176 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 960M supports up to DirectX 12.0. 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.

Power and thermals for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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