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GeForce GTX 960 vs Geforce GTX 760

Intro

The GeForce GTX 960 makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1127 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Geforce GTX 760, which features a core clock speed of 980 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1502 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1152 SPUs, 96 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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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 7627 points
Geforce GTX 760 5923 points
Difference: 1704 (29%)

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

In theory, the Geforce GTX 760 is 72% quicker than the GeForce GTX 960 overall, because of its higher data rate. (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%) better 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

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 960 is superior to the Geforce GTX 760, though 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.

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: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's 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 is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach 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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