NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760

GTX 960 GTX 760 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Price $ 199 $ 249 50 (22%)
Year 2015 2013 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 82C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 40dB 51dB 11 (24%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 520W 50 (10%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99) Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 43 FPS 41 FPS 1.3 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 31 FPS 33 FPS 1.8 (6%)
Average 4K Performance 16 FPS 15 FPS 1.3 (8%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 64/100 56/100 8 (13%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 760 to GTX 960 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 960 .

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
44
36
2018 Forza Horizon 4
38
32
2018 Hitman 2
34
28
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39
32
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
40
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
20
2016 Hitman
33
21
2016 Overwatch
60
49
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
46
26
2016 The Division
35
24
2015 DiRT Rally
62
49
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
36
31
2015 The Witcher 3
33
24
2015 Total War: Attila
30
23
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
49
36
2014 GRID Autosport
71
60
2014 Shadow of Mordor
43
42
2014 The Talos Principle
55
54
2013 Battlefield 4
51
44
2013 Crysis 3
39
36

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
32
27
2018 Hitman 2
22
18
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
25
21
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
31
2016 Overwatch
41
34
2013 Battlefield 4
31
28
2013 Crysis 3
35
34

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21
18
2018 Hitman 2
13
11
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
11
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
13
17
2016 Overwatch
21
18

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / Core i7-4790K

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 960 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / Core i7-3770K

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 760 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between GTX 760 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 760 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 760 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

GTX 960 vs GTX 760 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 960 GTX 760
Board NumberPG301P2004
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W170 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 960 GTX 760
Boost Clock1178 MHz1032 MHz
GPU Clock1127 MHz980 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 960 GTX 760
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 900GeForce 700
Launch Price199 USD249 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateJan 22nd, 2015Jun 25th, 2013

Graphics Features

GTX 960 GTX 760
CUDA5.23
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (11_0)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.15.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 960 GTX 760
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0Kepler
Die Size228 mm²294 mm²
GPU NameGM206GK104
GPU VariantGM206-300-A1GK104-225-A2
Process Size28 nm28 nm
Transistors2,940 million3,540 million

Memory

GTX 960 GTX 760
Bandwidth112.2 GB/s192.3 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 960 GTX 760
ROPs3232
Shading Units10241152
TMUs6496

Theoretical Performance

GTX 960 GTX 760
FP32 (float) performance2,413 GFLOPS2,378 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance75.39 GFLOPS (1:32)99.07 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate37.70 GPixel/s24.77 GPixel/s
Texture Rate75.39 GTexel/s99.07 GTexel/s