NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 960M sales 12 March 2015. This is a Maxwell architecture desktop 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 MXM Module card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Its power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 16.96 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
N16P-GX
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
12 March 2015
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
640
 
Core clock speed
1096 MHz
 
of 1607
Boost Clock
1202 MHz
 
Transistor count
1870 Million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
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 video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Width
MXM Module
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
80 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
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 video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
16.96
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
226308.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
30085.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3981.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
4316.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
5278.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
56.15
 
 
Passmark
2046
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
4360
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
32
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
175 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
77.00
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
124.00
 
medium / 1080p
59.30
 
high / 1080p
38.80
 
ultra / 1080p
18.80
 
4k / 2160p
9.90
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
63.60
 
medium / 768p
53.20
 
high / 1080p
25.60
 
ultra / 1080p
14.80
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
41.10
 
medium / 768p
36.00
 
high / 1080p
27.30
 
ultra / 1080p
24.70
 
4k / 2160p
12.10
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
115.00
 
medium / 768p
80.60
 
high / 1080p
36.20
 
ultra / 1080p
30.80
 
4k / 2160p
10.60
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
82.40
 
medium / 768p
60.10
 
high / 1080p
32.70
 
ultra / 1080p
24.60
 
4k / 2160p
20.80
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
129.00
 
medium / 768p
84.40
 
high / 1080p
37.40
 
ultra / 1080p
33.90
 
4k / 2160p
12.80
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
38.10
 
medium / 768p
30.20
 
high / 1080p
17.10
 
ultra / 1080p
9.90
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
189.95
 
medium / 768p
143.65
 
high / 1080p
69.00
 
ultra / 1080p
39.75
 
4k / 2160p
20.05
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
69.40
 
medium / 768p
57.20
 
high / 1080p
33.60
 
ultra / 1080p
28.40
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
70.50
 
medium / 768p
52.60
 
high / 1080p
25.00
 
ultra / 1080p
18.90
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
72.00
 
medium / 1080p
33.50
 
high / 1080p
29.50
 
ultra / 1080p
21.50
 
4k / 2160p
9.00
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
72.00
 
medium / 1080p
32.10
 
high / 1080p
19.80
 
ultra / 1080p
8.70
 
4k / 2160p
5.50
 
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
 
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
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
97.40
 
medium / 768p
57.20
 
high / 1080p
31.40
 
ultra / 1080p
24.95
 
4k / 2160p
10.30
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
80.60
 
medium / 768p
50.70
 
high / 1080p
24.00
 
ultra / 1080p
14.20
 
4k / 2160p
9.50
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
125.20
 
medium / 768p
113.50
 
high / 1080p
43.55
 
ultra / 1080p
18.20
 
4k / 2160p
20.40
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
182.60
 
medium / 768p
109.10
 
high / 1080p
71.10
 
ultra / 1080p
62.35
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
105.40
 
medium / 768p
54.30
 
high / 768p
28.50
 
ultra / 1080p
16.80
 
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
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
292.80
 
medium / 768p
224.00
 
high / 768p
201.90
 
ultra / 1080p
121.30
 
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III (2017)
low / 720p
92.80
 
medium / 1080p
25.30
 
high / 1080p
16.20
 
ultra / 1080p
14.00
 
4k / 2160p
2.50
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
68.70
 
medium / 1080p
31.90
 
high / 1080p
19.00
 
ultra / 1080p
15.20
 
4k / 2160p
3.70
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
59.90
 
medium / 1080p
27.30
 
high / 1080p
24.90
 
ultra / 1080p
12.30
 
4k / 2160p
7.10
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
86.45
 
medium / 768p
74.15
 
high / 1080p
37.40
 
ultra / 1080p
30.85
 

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