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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

GM206
Graphics Processor
1024
Cores
64
TMUs
32
ROPs
2048 MB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Image NVIDIA GM206 Image
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.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
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 PCIe 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
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 2,940 million
Die Size: 228 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jan 22nd, 2015
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 199 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

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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: 2048 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 112.2 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1024
TMUs: 64
ROPs: 32
SMM Count: 8
Pixel Rate: 37.70 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 75.39 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 2,413 GFLOPS

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
OpenGL: 4.6
OpenCL: 1.2
CUDA: 5.2
Shader Model: 5.0

Reviews

Our review database contains 124 reviews of the GeForce GTX 960.

Retail boards based on this design (92)

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 1203 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz
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 1253 MHz 1317 MHz 1800 MHz 8.47 inches/215 mm
ASUS STRIX GTX 960 DirectCU II OC 4 GB 1291 MHz 1317 MHz 1753 MHz 4096 MB, 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
BIOSTAR GTX 960 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 8.66 inches/220 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Colorful iGame GTX 960 BURI-Mini 1152 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 6.61 inches/168 mm
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
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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 ACX 2.0+ 4 GB 1127 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 FTW ACX 2.0+ 4 GB 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 10.24 inches/260 mm
EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4 GB 1279 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB
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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 6.77 inches/172 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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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 1241 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz 4096 MB, 10.12 inches/257 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 960 XTREME Gaming 4 GB 1177 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 4096 MB, 10.315 inches/262 mm
GIGABYTE GTX 960 XTREME Gaming 4 GB 1304 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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 OCV1 1178 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 6.7 inches/170 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB
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 4096 MB
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 4096 MB
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