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GeForce GTX 960 vs Geforce GTX 760


Intro

The GeForce GTX 960 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1127 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this particular card. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Geforce GTX 760, which comes with core speeds of 980 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

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

Theoretically speaking, the Geforce GTX 760 will be 72% quicker than the GeForce GTX 960 overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 will be much (about 30%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 960. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960 is a bit (more or less 15%) more effective at AA than the Geforce GTX 760, and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (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.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 960

Amazon.com

Geforce GTX 760

Amazon.com

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.

Specifications

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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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 960

Amazon.com

Geforce GTX 760

Amazon.com

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.

Comments

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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