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
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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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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