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 16.68 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

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
 
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
47.04 GTexel / s
 
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
 
of 32
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 (FL 11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

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
16.14
 
 
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
2239
 
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 (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
0.53
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
56
 
medium / 1080p
28
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
4k / 2160p
7
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
160
 
medium / 1080p
99
 
high / 1080p
40
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
5
 
Forza Horizon 4 (2018)
low / 720p
70
 
medium / 1080p
35
 
high / 1080p
31
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
68
 
medium / 1080p
28
 
high / 1080p
24
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
4k / 2160p
4
 
Monster Hunter World (2018)
low / 720p
63
 
medium / 1080p
24
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)
low / 720p
60
 
medium / 1080p
24
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
51
 
medium / 1080p
29
 
high / 1080p
23
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
71
 
medium / 1080p
43
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
60
 
medium / 1080p
27
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
12
 
4k / 2160p
7
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
69
 
medium / 1080p
32
 
high / 1080p
19
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
4k / 2160p
4
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
64
 
medium / 1080p
35
 
high / 1080p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
124
 
medium / 1080p
59
 
high / 1080p
39
 
ultra / 1080p
19
 
4k / 2160p
10
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
87
 
medium / 1080p
42
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
129
 
medium / 768p
84
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
34
 
4k / 2160p
13
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
82
 
medium / 768p
60
 
high / 1080p
33
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
21
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
38
 
medium / 768p
30
 
high / 1080p
17
 
ultra / 1080p
10
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
41
 
medium / 768p
36
 
high / 1080p
27
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
12
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
69
 
medium / 768p
57
 
high / 1080p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
72
 
medium / 1080p
34
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
4k / 2160p
9
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
96
 
medium / 768p
62
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
24
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
190
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 
4k / 2160p
20
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
65
 
medium / 768p
47
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
4k / 2160p
9
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
71
 
medium / 768p
53
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
19
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
115
 
medium / 768p
81
 
high / 1080p
36
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
11
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
64
 
medium / 768p
53
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
72
 
medium / 1080p
32
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 
4k / 2160p
6
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
97
 
medium / 768p
57
 
high / 1080p
31
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
10
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
125
 
medium / 768p
114
 
high / 1080p
44
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
4k / 2160p
20
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
72
 
medium / 768p
64
 
high / 1080p
36
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
12
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
159
 
medium / 768p
105
 
high / 1080p
56
 
ultra / 1080p
46
 
4k / 2160p
15
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
81
 
medium / 768p
51
 
high / 1080p
24
 
ultra / 1080p
14
 
4k / 2160p
10
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
86
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
183
 
medium / 768p
109
 
high / 1080p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
62
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
144
 
medium / 768p
110
 
high / 768p
81
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
4k / 2160p
16
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
79
 
high / 768p
54
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
118
 
medium / 768p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
101
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
medium / 768p
142
 
high / 768p
128
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
281
 
medium / 768p
171
 
high / 768p
112
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
105
 
medium / 768p
54
 
high / 768p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
Diablo III (2012)
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 M380, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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