NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 960M sales 13 March 2015. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 80 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 12.13 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 960M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM107
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
13 March 2015
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 960M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 960M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
640
 
Core clock speed
1096 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1176 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
47.04 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,505 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 960M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 960M: 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
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
80 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 960M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 960M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GameStream
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
Adaptive VSync
+
 
Ansel
+
 
DSR
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 960M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

12.13

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

226308

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

30086

3DMark Fire Strike Score

3984

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

4318

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

5278

Unigine Heaven 3.0

56

Passmark

2353

Octane Render OctaneBench

32

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 960M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
175 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 960M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 960M from AMD is Radeon HD 6990M, which is faster by 7% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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