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GeForce GTX 960 vs Geforce GTX 760


The GeForce GTX 960 has a core clock speed of 1127 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 1024 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Geforce GTX 760, which has a clock frequency of 980 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1502 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 1152 SPUs, 96 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 960 7851 points
Geforce GTX 760 6440 points
Difference: 1411 (22%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Geforce GTX 760 13 Mh/s
GeForce GTX 960 11 Mh/s
Difference: 2 (18%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 960 120 Watts
Geforce GTX 760 170 Watts
Difference: 50 Watts (42%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Geforce GTX 760, in theory, should be a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 960 in general. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 960 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 80256 (72%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 should be quite a bit (about 30%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 960. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 960 72128 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 21952 (30%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 960 is a better choice, but not by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 36064 Mpixels/sec
Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4704 (15%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

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Model GeForce GTX 960 Geforce GTX 760
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 2015 June 2013
Code Name GM206 GK104
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1127 MHz 980 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 170 watts
Bandwidth 112000 MB/sec 192256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 72128 Mtexels/sec 94080 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 36064 Mpixels/sec 31360 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1024 1152
Texture Mapping Units 64 96
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2940 million 3540 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.


7 Responses to “GeForce GTX 960 vs Geforce GTX 760”
jack says:

Gee, unbelievable, 760 is better than 960!
I was going to do some light upgrade, but now I see 960 is pure crap.
Need to get expensive 970 🙁

Aaron says:

a 760 is not better than a 960. Do you honestly think they will release a slower card? I own a 960 and yes it does beat a 760. They are using different architecture and thus most of these stats dont mean anything. (especially the 128bit bus. It's different technology than a 760 and I can assure you it will beat a 760 no problem.

Aaron says:

The 960 is a good mid range card even with the 2gb memory limit. It is made to run games at 1080p.
Do not compare stats here.. but rather check benchmarks.

Aaron says:

The 960 is also not intended to be an option when upgrading from say a 660 or faster. But if you own a 650 or slower than a 960 may be the card for you.

Stefan says:

The 760 is a beast, stats beat the 960 but no doubt it's that much better than the 760. The 960 is 128 bit card and to pay that much for that is a complete waste of money. The new gen cards are overpriced as fuk. The bandwidth of the 760 is much better and if you're looking for an excellent value for money card 760 is the way to go. You'll notice bandwidth when running demanding games at high resolution.

Mark says:

I own a 760 SC and would never replace it with a 960 - no way! I'm considering a 1060 ti or superclock or perhaps the next GPU after that. My 760 superclock has been a superb GPU

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