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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

Graphics Processor
GM206
Cores
1024
TMUs
64
ROPs
32
Memory Size
2 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
128 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
I/O
I/O
The GeForce GTX 960 is a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in January 2015. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GM206 graphics processor, in its GM206-300-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The GM206 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 228 mm² and 2,940 million transistors. It features 1024 shading units, 64 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1127 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1178 MHz, memory is running at 1753 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 120 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. GeForce GTX 960 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 241 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 199 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GM206
GPU Variant
GM206-300-A1
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
2,940 million
Die Size
228 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Jan 22nd, 2015
Generation
GeForce 900
Production
Active
Launch Price
199 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

Relative Performance

4%
GeForce 210
5%
GeForce 9400 GT
6%
Radeon HD 4550
7%
Radeon HD 5450
8%
Radeon HD 6450
9%
GeForce GT 520
11%
GeForce GT 220
14%
GeForce GT 430
14%
Radeon HD 5570
16%
Radeon HD 4670
17%
GeForce GT 440
17%
GeForce GT 240
19%
GeForce 9600 GT
21%
Radeon HD 5670
22%
GeForce GT 640
23%
GeForce 9800 GT
24%
Radeon HD 6670
25%
Radeon HD 4830
26%
Radeon HD 4770
28%
Radeon HD 4850
28%
GeForce GTS 250
29%
GeForce GTS 450
30%
Radeon HD 5750
34%
Radeon HD 7750
35%
Radeon HD 5770
35%
GeForce GTX 260
36%
Radeon HD 4870
36%
Radeon Vega 8
36%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
36%
GeForce GTX 650
39%
Radeon HD 5830
41%
Radeon HD 6790
41%
Radeon HD 4890
43%
GeForce GTX 460
43%
Radeon RX Vega 11
44%
GeForce GT 1030
44%
GeForce GTX 275
44%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
44%
GeForce GTX 280
45%
GeForce GTX 465
47%
Radeon HD 6850
48%
GeForce GTX 285
52%
Radeon HD 5850
53%
Radeon HD 7790
53%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
55%
Radeon RX 550
55%
GeForce GTX 470
57%
Radeon HD 6870
61%
Radeon HD 5870
63%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
63%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
64%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
64%
Radeon HD 6950
67%
GeForce GTX 295
67%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
68%
Radeon HD 7850
69%
GeForce GTX 480
72%
Radeon HD 6970
74%
Radeon R7 265
75%
Radeon R7 370
75%
Radeon RX 560
75%
GeForce GTX 660
75%
GeForce GTX 570
81%
GeForce GTX 950
82%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
84%
Radeon R9 270X
85%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
86%
GeForce GTX 580
86%
GeForce GTX 1050
86%
Radeon HD 7950
88%
Radeon RX 460
88%
Radeon HD 5970
91%
GeForce GTX 760
97%
GeForce GTX 670
100%
GeForce GTX 960
103%
Radeon R9 380
103%
Radeon R9 285
104%
Radeon HD 7970
105%
GeForce GTX 680
108%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
111%
GeForce GTX 770
113%
Radeon HD 6990
116%
Radeon R9 280X
117%
GeForce GTX 590
118%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
130%
GeForce GTX 780
143%
Radeon RX 470
145%
Radeon R9 290
155%
Radeon R9 390
156%
Radeon R9 290X
158%
GeForce GTX 970
160%
GeForce GTX TITAN
161%
Radeon RX 570
162%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
164%
Radeon R9 390X
165%
Radeon HD 7990
166%
Radeon RX 480
167%
GeForce GTX 690
176%
Radeon RX 580
180%
GeForce GTX 980
182%
Radeon R9 FURY
182%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
201%
Radeon R9 295X2
204%
Radeon R9 FURY X
207%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
223%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
245%
GeForce GTX 1070
254%
Radeon RX Vega 56
273%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
273%
Radeon RX Vega 64
288%
GeForce GTX 1080
322%
GeForce RTX 2070
337%
TITAN X Pascal
346%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
377%
GeForce RTX 2080
429%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Memory Clock
1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
2 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
112.2 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
1024
TMUs
64
ROPs
32
SMM Count
8

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
37.70 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
75.39 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
2,413 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
75.39 GFLOPS (1:32)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
9.5 inches
241 mm
TDP
120 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
PG301

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.95
CUDA
5.2
Shader Model
6.2

GM206 GPU Notes

Codename: NV126
PureVideo HD: VP7
VDPAU: Feature Set F

Retail boards based on this design (103)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTX 960 DirectCU II Black 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 11.42 inches/290 mm
ASUS GTX 960 DirectCU II Black OC 1253 MHz 1317 MHz 1753 MHz 11.42 inches/290 mm
ASUS GTX 960 DirectCU II OC LOL 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz
ASUS GTX 960 DirectCU II OC LOL 4 GB 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB
ASUS GTX 960 DirectCU III OC 1228 MHz 1291 MHz 1753 MHz
ASUS GTX 960 Mini OC 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 6.7 inches/170 mm
ASUS STRIX GTX 960 DirectCU II OC 1228 MHz 1291 MHz 1800 MHz 8.47 inches/215 mm
ASUS STRIX GTX 960 DirectCU II OC 4 GB 1228 MHz 1291 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 8.47 inches/215 mm
ASUS STRIX GTX 960 DirectCU II OC SP 1253 MHz 1317 MHz 1800 MHz 8.47 inches/215 mm
ASUS TURBO GTX 960 OC 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 10.4 inches/264 mm
ASUS TURBO GTX 960 OC 4 GB 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.4 inches/264 mm
BIOSTAR GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 8.66 inches/220 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
CAT GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
Colorful iGame GTX 960 BURI-Mini 1152 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 6.61 inches/168 mm
Colorful iGame GTX 960 Fire Ares S-TOP 4 GB 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Colorful iGame GTX 960 Fire Ares S-TOP V2 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz 11.024 inches/280 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Colorful iGame GTX 960 Flame Ares X 1140 MHz 1202 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB
Colorful iGame GTX 960 Flame Wars U 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz
Colorful iGame GTX 960 Flame Wars X 1228 MHz 1291 MHz 1753 MHz
Colorful iGame GTX 960 Thunder Shark 1140 MHz 1203 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ELSA GTX 960 S.A.C 1178 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 8.11 inches/206 mm
ELSA GTX 960 S.A.C SS 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 6.81 inches/173 mm
EVGA GTX 960 ACX 2.0 4 GB 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 6.8 inches/173 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 960 ACX 2.0+ 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 ACX 2.0+ 4 GB 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 ACX 2.0+ 4 GB 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 FTW ACX 2.0+ 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 FTW ACX 2.0+ 4 GB 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 FTW ACX 2.0+ 4 GB 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 SC ACX 2.0 1216 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 6.8 inches/173 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 960 SC ACX 2.0 4 GB 1216 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 6.8 inches/173 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 1279 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4 GB 1279 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4 GB 1279 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.24 inches/260 mm
FORSA GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
FORSA GTX 960 4 GB 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB
Gainward GTX 960 OC 1165 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz 9.73 inches/247 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Gainward GTX 960 Phantom 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1800 MHz 9.73 inches/247 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Gainward GTX 960 Phantom 4 GB 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 9.73 inches/247 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Gainward GTX 960 Phantom GLH 1279 MHz 1342 MHz 1800 MHz 9.73 inches/247 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GALAX GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
GALAX GTX 960 EXOC 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz 10.67 inches/271 mm
GALAX GTX 960 EXOC White 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz 10.67 inches/271 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GALAX GTX 960 Gamer OC Mini Black 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 7.6 inches/193 mm
GALAX GTX 960 Gamer OC Mini Black 4 GB 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 7.6 inches/193 mm
GALAX GTX 960 OC 1165 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz 7.6 inches/193 mm
GALAX GTX 960 SOC 1228 MHz 1291 MHz 1753 MHz 11.73 inches/298 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 Gaming 1241 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz 11.61 inches/295 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 Gaming 4 GB 1241 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 11.61 inches/295 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 IX OC 1165 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz 7.13 inches/181 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 IX OC 4 GB 1165 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 7.13 inches/181 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 OC 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 7.13 inches/181 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 OC 4 GB 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 7.13 inches/181 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 WindForce 2X 1152 MHz 1203 MHz 1753 MHz 10.12 inches/257 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 WindForce 2X 4 GB 1152 MHz 1203 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.12 inches/257 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 WindForce 2X CN 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 7.13 inches/181 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC 1216 MHz 1278 MHz 1753 MHz 10.12 inches/257 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC 4 GB Rev. 1.0 1216 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.12 inches/257 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC 4 GB Rev. 1.1 1216 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.12 inches/257 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 XTREME Gaming 4 GB 1177 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.315 inches/262 mm
GIGABYTE GTX 960 XTREME Gaming 4 GB 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.31 inches/262 mm
Inno3D GTX 960 HerculeZ 1X 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 6.77 inches/172 mm
Inno3D GTX 960 HerculeZ 2X OC 1178 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 8.46 inches/215 mm
Inno3D GTX 960 HerculeZ 2X OC 4 GB 1178 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 8.46 inches/215 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 960 HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 1329 MHz 1393 MHz 1800 MHz
KFA2 GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
KFA2 GTX 960 EXOC 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz 10.67 inches/271 mm
KFA2 GTX 960 OC 1165 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz 7.2 inches/183 mm
Leadtek WinFast GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
Leadtek WinFast GTX 960 Hurricane 1228 MHz 1291 MHz 1753 MHz 8.11 inches/206 mm
MSI GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
MSI GTX 960 Gaming 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 10.512 inches/267 mm
MSI GTX 960 Gaming 100ME 1190 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 10.512 inches/267 mm
MSI GTX 960 Gaming 4 GB 1215 MHz 1278 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.51 inches/267 mm
MSI GTX 960 Gaming LE 1152 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 10.512 inches/267 mm
MSI GTX 960 Gaming LE 100ME 1152 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 10.512 inches/267 mm
MSI GTX 960 Gaming MGSV 1241 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz 10.512 inches/267 mm
MSI GTX 960 OC 1178 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 10.75 inches/273 mm
MSI GTX 960 OC 4 GB 1178 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 10.75 inches/273 mm
MSI GTX 960 OCV1 1178 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 6.7 inches/170 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4 GB Fake Card 783 MHz 902 MHz 4 GB
Palit GTX 960 1165 MHz 1228 MHz 1800 MHz 9.73 inches/247 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Palit GTX 960 JetStream 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1800 MHz 9.73 inches/247 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Palit GTX 960 JetStream 4 GB 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB, 9.73 inches/247 mm
Palit GTX 960 Super JetStream 1279 MHz 1342 MHz 1800 MHz 9.73 inches/247 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PNY XLR8 GTX 960 Elite OC 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz
PNY XLR8 GTX 960 OC Gaming 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1800 MHz 8.34 inches/212 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PNY XLR8 GTX 960 OC Gaming 4 GB 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1800 MHz 4 GB, 8.34 inches/212 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PNY XLR8 GTX 960 OC2 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz
PNY XLR8 GTX 960 Performance Edition 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
PNY XLR8 GTX 960 Performance Edition 4 GB 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB
Point of View GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
Point of View GTX 960 AMMO 1165 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 960 1177 MHz 1240 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 960 1177 MHz 1240 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ZOTAC GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 960 4 GB 1177 MHz 1240 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB
ZOTAC GTX 960 AMP! Edition 1266 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 960 AMP! Edition 1266 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ZOTAC GTX 960 AMP! Edition 4 GB 1266 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 4 GB
ZOTAC GTX 960 Extreme OC 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1800 MHz 11 inches/279 mm
ZOTAC GTX 960 Extreme TOP 1342 MHz 1405 MHz 1800 MHz 11 inches/279 mm
ZOTAC GTX 960 Galactic Edition 1152 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 9.02 inches/229 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort