NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960A: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960A

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 960A sales 13 March 2015. This is Maxwell architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 80.19 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 9.23 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 960A's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.42
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GPU code name
GM107
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
13 March 2015 (6 years ago)
 
Price now
$243
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 960A's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 960A's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
640
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1029 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1085 MHz
 
Number of transistors
1,870 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
43.40
 
Floating-point performance
1,389 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 960A's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 960A: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
80.19 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 960A. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 960A, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
CUDA
5.0
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 960A. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

9.23

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

2410

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 960A. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
180 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 960A is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 84% minimum and 70% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
84%
Recommended
70%
Minimum
84%
Recommended
70%

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 960A's AMD equivalent is FireStream 9370, which is faster by 5% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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User rating

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