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 MB 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 16.85 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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
1202 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
47.04
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 specs

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 MB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
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 (FL 11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Video card benchmarks 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
16.09
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
226308.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
30085.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3984.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
4318.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
5278.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
23437.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
56.15
 
 
Passmark
2211
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
4360
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
32
 
 

Mining hashrate

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

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 960M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.50
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
56.00
 
medium / 1080p
28.00
 
high / 1080p
25.00
 
ultra / 1080p
23.00
 
4k / 2160p
7.00
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
160.00
 
medium / 1080p
99.10
 
high / 1080p
39.80
 
ultra / 1080p
30.50
 
4k / 2160p
5.10
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
68.40
 
medium / 1080p
28.40
 
high / 1080p
24.00
 
ultra / 1080p
17.50
 
4k / 2160p
4.20
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
51.00
 
medium / 1080p
29.00
 
high / 1080p
23.00
 
ultra / 1080p
18.00
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
71.10
 
medium / 1080p
42.50
 
high / 1080p
36.70
 
ultra / 1080p
29.20
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
59.90
 
medium / 1080p
27.30
 
high / 1080p
24.90
 
ultra / 1080p
12.30
 
4k / 2160p
7.10
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
68.70
 
medium / 1080p
31.90
 
high / 1080p
19.00
 
ultra / 1080p
15.20
 
4k / 2160p
3.70
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
64.00
 
medium / 1080p
35.00
 
high / 1080p
29.00
 
ultra / 1080p
18.00
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
124.00
 
medium / 1080p
59.30
 
high / 1080p
38.80
 
ultra / 1080p
18.80
 
4k / 2160p
9.90
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
86.60
 
medium / 1080p
42.40
 
high / 1080p
34.90
 
ultra / 1080p
24.50
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
129.00
 
medium / 768p
84.40
 
high / 1080p
37.40
 
ultra / 1080p
33.90
 
4k / 2160p
12.80
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
82.40
 
medium / 768p
60.10
 
high / 1080p
32.70
 
ultra / 1080p
24.60
 
4k / 2160p
20.80
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
38.10
 
medium / 768p
30.20
 
high / 1080p
17.10
 
ultra / 1080p
9.90
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
41.10
 
medium / 768p
36.00
 
high / 1080p
27.30
 
ultra / 1080p
24.70
 
4k / 2160p
12.10
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
69.40
 
medium / 768p
57.20
 
high / 1080p
33.60
 
ultra / 1080p
28.40
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
72.00
 
medium / 1080p
33.50
 
high / 1080p
29.50
 
ultra / 1080p
21.50
 
4k / 2160p
9.00
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
96.20
 
medium / 768p
61.80
 
high / 1080p
30.00
 
ultra / 1080p
24.30
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
189.95
 
medium / 768p
143.65
 
high / 1080p
69.00
 
ultra / 1080p
39.75
 
4k / 2160p
20.05
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
65.40
 
medium / 768p
46.95
 
high / 1080p
26.40
 
ultra / 1080p
22.50
 
4k / 2160p
8.85
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
70.50
 
medium / 768p
52.60
 
high / 1080p
25.00
 
ultra / 1080p
18.90
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
115.00
 
medium / 768p
80.60
 
high / 1080p
36.20
 
ultra / 1080p
30.80
 
4k / 2160p
10.60
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
63.60
 
medium / 768p
53.20
 
high / 1080p
25.60
 
ultra / 1080p
14.80
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
72.00
 
medium / 1080p
32.10
 
high / 1080p
19.80
 
ultra / 1080p
8.70
 
4k / 2160p
5.50
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
97.40
 
medium / 768p
57.20
 
high / 1080p
31.40
 
ultra / 1080p
24.95
 
4k / 2160p
10.30
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
125.20
 
medium / 768p
113.50
 
high / 1080p
43.55
 
ultra / 1080p
18.20
 
4k / 2160p
20.40
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
71.80
 
medium / 768p
63.50
 
high / 1080p
35.90
 
ultra / 1080p
30.90
 
4k / 2160p
12.20
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
159.10
 
medium / 768p
105.00
 
high / 1080p
55.50
 
ultra / 1080p
45.60
 
4k / 2160p
15.00
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
80.60
 
medium / 768p
50.70
 
high / 1080p
24.00
 
ultra / 1080p
14.20
 
4k / 2160p
9.50
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
86.45
 
medium / 768p
74.15
 
high / 1080p
37.40
 
ultra / 1080p
30.85
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
182.60
 
medium / 768p
109.10
 
high / 1080p
71.10
 
ultra / 1080p
62.35
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
144.00
 
medium / 768p
110.15
 
high / 768p
80.80
 
ultra / 1080p
33.40
 
4k / 2160p
16.20
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
119.10
 
medium / 768p
78.80
 
high / 768p
53.80
 
ultra / 1080p
20.60
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
medium / 768p
141.70
 
high / 768p
127.80
 
ultra / 1080p
55.10
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
281.00
 
medium / 768p
170.50
 
high / 768p
112.10
 
ultra / 1080p
50.80
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
105.40
 
medium / 768p
54.30
 
high / 768p
28.50
 
ultra / 1080p
16.80
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
292.80
 
medium / 768p
224.00
 
high / 768p
201.90
 
ultra / 1080p
121.30
 

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 Crossfire, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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