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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

► remove from comparison NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 is a desktop graphics card of the upper middle class. It is based on the GM206 Maxwell chip that is produced in 28nm. The GTX960 offers 1024 shader cores, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs (no deactivated units of the chip). The graphics memory is usually 2 or 4 GB GDDR5 (7 GHz effective clock) connected with a 128 Bit interface. 

On average the gaming performance is on a level with the AMD Radeon R9 280 and R9 285. Compared to laptop graphics cards, the 960 is slightly faster than a mobile Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M. The 970M offers more shader cores, but at a lower clock speed. The similar named GeForce GTX 960M for notebooks offers only 640 shader cores and a slightly lower core clock. The performance of the GTX 960 should be suffice for most games in full HD resolution. In our benchmarks only GTA 5 and The Witcher 3 achieved below 30 fps on average (see below for detailed benchmarks).

The GM206 supports CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync / G-SYNC, SLI, DSR, MFAA and Virtual Reality latency improvements. The GTX 960 also includes a H.265 capable de- and encoder as a first.

The power consumption of the GTX 960 on the desktop without load is around 10 Watt and on a similar level to the AMD counterparts. During gaming the 960 reaches around 85-100 Watt (depending on the model) which is a lot less than e.g. the Radeon R9 285 (around 170 Watt) - source tomshardware.com

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)

► remove from comparison NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 for notebooks (not the GTX 980M, sometimes also referred to as GeForce GTX 990M) is an overclockable high-end graphics card for laptops. It is an desktop Geforce GTX 980 chip with the same specifications (2048 shaders, 1126 MHz base clock, 7 Gbps memory) based on selected GM204 chips (for lower power consumption).

The performance is also on a level with the desktop GTX 980. Due to the different cooling solutions, the long term performance may be slightly lower compared to a well cooled desktop, but Nvidia assures only small degrades in performance. Furthermore, the mobile GTX 980 supports overclocking out of the box and all laptop manufacturers plan to provide an easy to use tool to overclock the card on the fly.

The core features are also the same, so expect support for DirectX 12 (FL 12_1). There will be no support for the new H.265 video engine as found on the desktop GTX 950.

The power consumption of the card is a lot higher than other mobile graphics card like the GeForce GTX 980M (100 Watt TDP). According to Nvidia, the TDP of the reference design is still 165 Watt like in the desktop version. Including overclocking headroom, the power consumption may reach up to 200 Watt. Therefore, only big laptops with efficient cooling methods can house the GeForce GTX980 for laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 900 Series
GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.13 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 Ti compare 2816 @ 1 - 1.2 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 compare 2048 @ 1.13 - 1.22 GHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1.13 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 970 compare 1664 @ 1.05 - 1.18 GHz224 + 32 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 960 1024 @ 1.13 - 1.18 GHz128 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 950 compare 768 @ 1.02 - 1.19 GHz128 Bit @ 3300 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.13 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 Ti compare 2816 @ 1 - 1.2 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 compare 2048 @ 1.13 - 1.22 GHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1.13 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 970 compare 1664 @ 1.05 - 1.18 GHz224 + 32 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 960 1024 @ 1.13 - 1.18 GHz128 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 950 compare 768 @ 1.02 - 1.19 GHz128 Bit @ 3300 MHz
CodenameGM206N16E-GXX
ArchitectureMaxwellMaxwell
Pipelines1024 - unified2048 - unified
Core Speed1127 - 1178 (Boost) MHz1126 - 1228 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed3500 MHz3500 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12_1
Transistors2940 Million5200 Million
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesCUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, G-SYNC, SLI, H.265 Decoder/EncoderCUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, G-SYNC, SLI
Date of Announcement22.01.2015 22.09.2014
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-...
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 960
32.8 pt (35%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
39.3 pt (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
310860 Points (48%)
min: 347169     avg: 371398     median: 347481 (54%)     max: 419543 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
240789 Points (33%)
min: 188950     avg: 224070     median: 214438 (29%)     max: 268822 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 16785     avg: 19250     median: 19250 (26%)     max: 21715 Points
min: 24329     avg: 27597     median: 27629 (37%)     max: 30430 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 49088     avg: 49918     median: 49917.5 (25%)     max: 50747 Points
min: 70557     avg: 78468     median: 76705 (38%)     max: 87753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 6547     avg: 6699     median: 6698.5 (17%)     max: 6850 Points
min: 10734     avg: 11112     median: 11096 (28%)     max: 11440 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 7912     avg: 7916     median: 7915.5 (16%)     max: 7919 Points
min: 12691     avg: 13111     median: 13047 (26%)     max: 13388 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 284250     avg: 305784     median: 305784 (41%)     max: 327317 Points
min: 225220     avg: 296748     median: 300534 (40%)     max: 396408 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 9571     avg: 9876     median: 9875.5 (23%)     max: 10180 Points
min: 12645     avg: 14598     median: 14925 (35%)     max: 15462 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 10683     avg: 10768     median: 10767.5 (18%)     max: 10852 Points
min: 15013     avg: 17028     median: 17200.5 (28%)     max: 17864 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
30751 Points (30%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 39219     avg: 39702     median: 39702 (39%)     max: 40185 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
32171 Points (29%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 45245     avg: 45346     median: 45345.5 (42%)     max: 45446 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
3DMark 06
32987 Points (61%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 28146     avg: 31525     median: 32943 (61%)     max: 33485 Points
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
39.2 fps (17%)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 43.23     avg: 47.4     median: 49.2 (21%)     max: 49.83 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
4.6 fps (2%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 5.69     avg: 6     median: 6.1 (2%)     max: 6.11 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
37.2 fps (15%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 52.13     avg: 57.6     median: 59.3 (25%)     max: 61.43 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
22.3 fps (14%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 29.57     avg: 30.6     median: 30.9 (19%)     max: 31.2 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
66 fps (28%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 75.24     avg: 96.7     median: 107 (46%)     max: 107.88 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
0.9 fps (2%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 5.61     avg: 6.7     median: 7.2 (19%)     max: 7.24 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
25.4 fps (14%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 32.6     avg: 34.2     median: 34.8 (20%)     max: 35.08 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
35 fps (12%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 49.52     avg: 52.5     median: 53.6 (18%)     max: 54.41 fps
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 6776     avg: 6784     median: 6783.5 (32%)     max: 6791
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 6836     avg: 9151     median: 8278.5 (39%)     max: 14513
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 66.33     avg: 67.6     median: 67.6 (29%)     max: 68.81 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 68.73     avg: 76.7     median: 77.7 (33%)     max: 85.15 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 119.85     avg: 120     median: 120 (34%)     max: 120.05 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
min: 100.02     avg: 120     median: 117.2 (33%)     max: 147.8 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
99.6 % (100%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
526 fps (4%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
264 fps (29%)
min: 383.9     avg: 385     median: 384.9 (42%)     max: 385.9 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 58.4     avg: 59.1     median: 59.1 (16%)     max: 59.8 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
1179 Samples/s (12%)
min: 1893     avg: 1956     median: 1938 (20%)     max: 2020 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1836 Samples/s (6%)
min: 3038     avg: 3140     median: 3098 (10%)     max: 3286 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
5743 (12%)
min: 9200     avg: 9491     median: 9468 (20%)     max: 9921

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) → 160% n=28

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
159.9  fps
123%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
197.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
111.8  fps
148%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
165.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
55.7  fps
162%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
90  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
50  fps
164%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
81.9  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
17.1  fps
181%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
31  fps
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
266.7  fps
112%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
299.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
206.6  fps
145%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
299.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
115.7  fps
184%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
212.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
66.9  fps
182%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
118.2 125.9 ~ 122 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
38.6  fps
180%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
69.4  fps
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
142.8  fps
138%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
196.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
126.8  fps
153%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
193.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
74  fps
167%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
123.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
68  fps
147%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
84.3 116 ~ 100 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
21.6  fps
192%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
41.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
118.2  fps
115%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
136.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
104.6  fps
125%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
130.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
68.8  fps
152%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
104.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
51.6  fps
150%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
77.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
21.4  fps
189%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
40.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
73.3  fps
137%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
100.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
71.6  fps
131%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
93.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
37.1  fps
174%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
64.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
36  fps
170%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
61.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
18.7  fps
154%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
28.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
122.6  fps
186%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
227.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
91.7  fps
170%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
156.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
45  fps
184%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
83  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
33.9  fps
191%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
64.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
16.6  fps
201%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
33.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
115  fps
133%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
153  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
60  fps
178%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
107  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
53  fps
177%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
94  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
37  fps
184%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
68  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
16  fps
200%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
32  fps
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
90  fps
151%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
136.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
56.9  fps
167%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
95  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
35.6  fps
199%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
70.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
16.7  fps
200%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
33.4  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
20.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
112.6  fps
201%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
225.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
71.3  fps
203%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
144.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
43.7  fps
202%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
88.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
36.1  fps
191%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
60.4 77.1 ~ 69 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
17  fps
198%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
33.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
248.5  fps
132%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
327.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
163.6  fps
151%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
247.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
90.2  fps
166%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
149.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
64.5  fps
177%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
114.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
27.2  fps
185%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
50.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
98  fps
172%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
168.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
94.1  fps
167%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
157.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
60.3  fps
167%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
100.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
52.6  fps
165%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
87  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
21.6  fps
177%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
38.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
196.9  fps
102%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
200 200 ~ 200 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
144.9  fps
137%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
199.2 199.4 ~ 199 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
70.1  fps
173%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
118.6 123.6 ~ 121 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
60.8  fps
169%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
102.1 103.9 ~ 103 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
21.2  fps
189%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
39.6 40.7 ~ 40 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
82.3  fps
117%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
96.1 96.3 ~ 96 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
70.3  fps
135%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
94.6 95.4 ~ 95 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
47.3  fps
165%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
78.4 78.4 ~ 78 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
18.9  fps
169%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
32.3 32.3 ~ 32 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
16.5  fps
170%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
28.2 28.6 ~ 28 fps
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
163.6  fps
113%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
175.2 195.2 ~ 185 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
103.4  fps
165%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
168.8 173.4 ~ 171 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
56.7  fps
173%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
96.6 99.8 ~ 98 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
44.8  fps
176%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
78 79.3 80.8 ~ 79 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
18.5  fps
184%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
33.7 34.4 ~ 34 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
146.2  fps
115%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
151.7 184.1 ~ 168 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
117.3  fps
140%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
148.8 179.7 ~ 164 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
63.6  fps
159%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
98.7 103.8 ~ 101 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
55.8  fps
163%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
88.3 92.7 ~ 91 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
20.4  fps
172%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
34.2 35.7 ~ 35 fps
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
175.2  fps
90%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
147.7 168.2 ~ 158 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
124.7  fps
116%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
134.4 156.2 ~ 145 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
57  fps
167%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
86.1 103.1 ~ 95 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
20.6  fps
155%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
30.7 34.2 ~ 32 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
20.9  fps
182%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
34.1 41 ~ 38 fps
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
351.9 352.3 ~ 352 fps
high 1366x768
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
316.5 321 ~ 319 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
276.4 287.1 ~ 282 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
72  fps
172%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
122.7 124.4 ~ 124 fps
low 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
183.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
147.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
125.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
110.8  fps
4K 3840 x 2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
36.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
59.9  fps
100%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
59.9 60 ~ 60 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
59.9  fps
100%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
59.9 60 ~ 60 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
59.9  fps
100%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
59.9 59.9 60 ~ 60 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
59.9  fps
100%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
59.9 59.9 60 60 60 ~ 60 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
28.2  fps
163%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
36.3 50.8 51.6 ~ 46 fps
Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
172.4  fps
152%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
259.9 265 ~ 262 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
89.2  fps
166%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
146.2 149.4 ~ 148 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
80.5  fps
170%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
136.6 136.6 ~ 137 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
27.6  fps
174%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
47.9 48.1 ~ 48 fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
97  fps
157%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
151 153 ~ 152 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
88  fps
164%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
142 145 ~ 144 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
56  fps
177%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
93 101 102 ~ 99 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
37  fps
181%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
63 66 67 68 69 ~ 67 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
18  fps
183%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
31 34 35 ~ 33 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
142.8  fps
155%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
220.3 222.6 ~ 221 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
86.6  fps
170%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
146.5 148.3 ~ 147 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
49.8  fps
169%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
83 84 ~ 84 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
27.7  fps
159%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
43.8 44.3 ~ 44 fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
30.1 30.1 ~ 30 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
441.4  fps
87%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
375.6 388.3 ~ 382 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
180.3  fps
87%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
156.4 156.9 ~ 157 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
130.9  fps
95%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
123.7 124 ~ 124 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
61.3  fps
155%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
92.9 97 ~ 95 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
47.1  fps
176%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
81.8 84.2 ~ 83 fps
GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
147.3  fps
114%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
166.8 168.7 ~ 168 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
146.1  fps
110%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
158.8 160.5 ~ 160 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
69.8  fps
168%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
115.7 117.8 ~ 117 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
28.3  fps
180%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
51 51.1 ~ 51 fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
59.8 60.9 ~ 60 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
163.1  fps
107%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
165.8 182.7 ~ 174 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
157.2  fps
109%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
163.6 178.7 ~ 171 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
95.8  fps
160%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
151.5 154.9 ~ 153 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
58.3  fps
170%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
98.9 99 ~ 99 fps
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
159.4  fps
140%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
198.2 247.4 ~ 223 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
117.9  fps
162%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
182.1 199 ~ 191 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
65.6  fps
175%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
114.6 114.7 ~ 115 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
57.1  fps
177%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
101.1 101.5 ~ 101 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
125.7  fps
151%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
186.4 193.4 ~ 190 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
109.4  fps
160%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
172.8 177.3 ~ 175 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
58.4  fps
166%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
97.3 97.4 ~ 97 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
38.6  fps
168%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
65.4 65.4 ~ 65 fps
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
113.6  fps
105%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
116.1 122.4 ~ 119 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
112.2  fps
104%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
111.2 122 ~ 117 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
65.8  fps
146%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
93.7 98.5 ~ 96 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
50.4  fps
161%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
78.6 82.6 ~ 81 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
97.1  fps
145%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
139.4 142 ~ 141 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
75.8  fps
153%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
114.9 116.2 ~ 116 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
47.4  fps
167%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
79 79 ~ 79 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
21.3  fps
202%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
42.9 43.2 ~ 43 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
229.9  fps
108%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
246.1 249.9 ~ 248 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
139.3  fps
137%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
187.6 193.9 ~ 191 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
94.6  fps
123%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
114.9 117 ~ 116 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
55.3  fps
130%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
71.5 71.8 ~ 72 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
167.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
131  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
90.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
77.1  fps
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
117  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
118  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
118  fps
99%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
117  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
114  fps
91%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
104  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
67.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
64.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
54  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
49.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
275  fps
99%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
271.2 273.9 ~ 273 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
217  fps
117%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
250.4 255.2 ~ 253 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
113.3  fps
167%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
187.1 190.2 ~ 189 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
80.9  fps
168%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
134.4 136.7 ~ 136 fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
194.7  fps
118%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
226.7 233.3 ~ 230 fps
med. 1344x756
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
131.8  fps
148%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
188 201.6 ~ 195 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
71.8  fps
170%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
120.9 121.2 122.5 ~ 122 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
48.6  fps
189%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
88.2 90.8 91.4 92.2 95.3 ~ 92 fps
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
332.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
259.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
210.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
103.3  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
178.8  fps
101%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
178 182.3 ~ 180 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
141.3  fps
106%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
141.6 158.9 ~ 150 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
107  fps
121%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
127.4 132.3 ~ 130 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
98.3  fps
123%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
117.2 124.7 ~ 121 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
327.5  fps
96%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
304.7 327.1 ~ 316 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
173.4  fps
103%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
177.4 180.4 ~ 179 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
149.1  fps
105%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
154.2 157.8 ~ 156 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
85.5  fps
151%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
128.1 130.7 ~ 129 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
89.7  fps
133%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
117.5 119.6 ~ 119 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
76.4  fps
135%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
102.7 102.7 ~ 103 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
52.8  fps
155%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
80.8 83.1 ~ 82 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
34.4  fps
180%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
59.4 64.6 ~ 62 fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
108.6  fps
114%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
122.6 125.2 ~ 124 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
100.9  fps
119%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
119.6 120.4 ~ 120 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
91  fps
122%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
99 116.8 116.9 ~ 111 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
50.6  fps
160%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
67.9 80.5 84.4 84.8 86.5 ~ 81 fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
198.8  fps
101%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
200 200 ~ 200 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
193.2  fps
104%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
200 200 ~ 200 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
147.5  fps
136%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
199.9 200 ~ 200 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
58  fps
171%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
98.4 99.6 ~ 99 fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
52.5 52.9 ~ 53 fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
118.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
117.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
116.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
111.2  fps
138%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
147.3 158.2 ~ 153 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
106.4  fps
141%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
143.7 156.1 ~ 150 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
95.9  fps
139%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
120.1 135.8 143.7 ~ 133 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
56.8  fps
158%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
85.2 88.3 91 91.8 92.3 ~ 90 fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
279.2  fps
98%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
269.8 276 ~ 273 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
208.9  fps
116%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
241 244.3 ~ 243 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
185.4  fps
115%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
175.9 226.7 238.1 ~ 214 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
75.8  fps
153%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
106.2 110.1 116.6 121.4 124.4 ~ 116 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
175.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
484.4  fps
103%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
487.7 508.1 ~ 498 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
301.2  fps
155%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
464.4 471.4 ~ 468 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
187.5  fps
177%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
318.9 338.1 338.7 ~ 332 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
89.1  fps
177%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
154.2 154.5 159 159.3 162.4 ~ 158 fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
139.7  fps
107%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
146.9 153.9 ~ 150 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
123.9  fps
111%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
133.7 140.4 ~ 137 fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
91.7  fps
117%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
104 109.4 ~ 107 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 960:
36.1  fps
169%
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
60.4 60.7 ~ 61 fps
high 1366x768
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
56.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
61.8 72.3 ~ 67 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop):
75.2 82.5 ~ 79 fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) → 150%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 172%

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