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 10.61 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

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
 
CUDA cores
640
 
Core clock speed
1096 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1176 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
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
 
of 14000
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

Video card 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

10.61

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

2267

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

4360

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.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fortnite on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
160
 
medium / 1080p
99
 
high / 1080p
40
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
5
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
64
 
medium / 1080p
35
 
high / 1080p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
190
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 
4k / 2160p
20
 
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
125
 
medium / 768p
114
 
high / 1080p
44
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
4k / 2160p
20
 
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
159
 
medium / 768p
105
 
high / 1080p
56
 
ultra / 1080p
46
 
4k / 2160p
15
 
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
118
 
medium / 768p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
101
 
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 960M
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Battlefield V

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield V on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
75
 
medium / 1080p
38
 
high / 1080p
31
 
ultra / 1080p
26
 
4k / 2160p
3
 

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Call of Duty Black Ops 4 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7950
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
70
 
medium / 1080p
30
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
4k / 2160p
6
 

Fallout 76

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Fallout 76 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 780
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 76 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
60
 
medium / 1080p
35
 
high / 1080p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
27
 
4k / 2160p
8
 

Far Cry 5

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Far Cry 5 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 670
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 5 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
56
 
medium / 1080p
28
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
4k / 2160p
7
 

Forza Horizon 4

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Forza Horizon 4 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GT 740
recommended Radeon RX 470

FPS tests

Real world test results of Forza Horizon 4 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
70
 
medium / 1080p
35
 
high / 1080p
31
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Kingdom Come: Deliverance official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Kingdom Come: Deliverance on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
68
 
medium / 1080p
28
 
high / 1080p
24
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
4k / 2160p
4
 

Monster Hunter World

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Monster Hunter World official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Monster Hunter World on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
63
 
medium / 1080p
24
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Shadow of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Shadow of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
60
 
medium / 1080p
24
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 760

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
51
 
medium / 1080p
29
 
high / 1080p
23
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 

Destiny 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Destiny 2 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Destiny 2 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
71
 
medium / 1080p
43
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
60
 
medium / 1080p
27
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
12
 
4k / 2160p
7
 

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
69
 
medium / 1080p
32
 
high / 1080p
19
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
4k / 2160p
4
 

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
124
 
medium / 1080p
59
 
high / 1080p
39
 
ultra / 1080p
19
 
4k / 2160p
10
 

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
87
 
medium / 1080p
42
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Battlefield 1 (BF1) official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
129
 
medium / 768p
84
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
34
 
4k / 2160p
13
 

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 5570
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
82
 
medium / 768p
60
 
high / 1080p
33
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
21
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
38
 
medium / 768p
30
 
high / 1080p
17
 
ultra / 1080p
10
 

Dishonored 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Dishonored 2 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7970
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored 2 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
41
 
medium / 768p
36
 
high / 1080p
27
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
69
 
medium / 768p
57
 
high / 1080p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
72
 
medium / 1080p
34
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
4k / 2160p
9
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
65
 
medium / 768p
47
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
4k / 2160p
9
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
71
 
medium / 768p
53
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
19
 

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
115
 
medium / 768p
81
 
high / 1080p
36
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
11
 

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
64
 
medium / 768p
53
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
72
 
medium / 1080p
32
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 
4k / 2160p
6
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 720p
97
 
medium / 768p
57
 
high / 1080p
31
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
10
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
72
 
medium / 768p
64
 
high / 1080p
36
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
105
 
medium / 768p
79
 
high / 1080p
38
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
81
 
medium / 768p
51
 
high / 1080p
24
 
ultra / 1080p
14
 
4k / 2160p
10
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
135
 
medium / 768p
119
 
high / 1080p
98
 
ultra / 1080p
69
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
85
 
medium / 768p
75
 
high / 1080p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
86
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
183
 
medium / 768p
109
 
high / 1080p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
62
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
144
 
medium / 768p
110
 
high / 768p
81
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
79
 
high / 768p
54
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
281
 
medium / 768p
171
 
high / 768p
112
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 960M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

GTX 960M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on GeForce GTX 960M.

low / 768p
293
 
medium / 768p
224
 
high / 768p
202
 
ultra / 1080p
121
 

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 R9 M470, which is faster by 7% and higher by 14 positions in our rating.

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