GTX 960 with Core i7-4790K benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Price $ 199 5/5 Excellent
Year 2015 4/5 Very Good
Series GTX 960
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 3/5 Good
Max Fan Noise 40dB 5/5 Excellent
Recommended Power Supply 470W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 43 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Average 1440p Performance 31 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 16 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 2 GB 3/5 Good
Overall Combination Score 64/100 Very Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
44 FPS
2018
38 FPS
2018
34 FPS
2017
39 FPS
2017
31 FPS
2016
24 FPS
2016
33 FPS
2016
60 FPS
2016
46 FPS
2016
35 FPS
2015
62 FPS
2015
36 FPS
2015
33 FPS
2015
30 FPS
2014
49 FPS
2014
71 FPS
2014
43 FPS
2014
55 FPS
2013
51 FPS
2013
39 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
33 FPS
2018
32 FPS
2018
22 FPS
2017
25 FPS
2017
23 FPS
2016
41 FPS
2015
22 FPS
2015
18 FPS
2014
32 FPS
2014
53 FPS
2014
24 FPS
2014
39 FPS
2013
31 FPS
2013
35 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018
21 FPS
2018
13 FPS
2017
13 FPS
2017
13 FPS
2016
21 FPS

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GTX 960 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberPG301
Length9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP120 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1178 MHz
GPU Clock1127 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 900
Launch Price199 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateJan 22nd, 2015

Graphics Features

CUDA5.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.1
Vulkan1.1.82

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0
Die Size228 mm²
GPU NameGM206
GPU VariantGM206-300-A1
Process Size28 nm
Transistors2,940 million

Memory

Bandwidth112.2 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

ROPs32
SMM Count8
Shading Units1024
TMUs64

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance2,413 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance75.39 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate37.70 GPixel/s
Texture Rate75.39 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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