NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M is an upper mid-range, DirectX 11-compatible graphics card for laptops unveiled in March 2015. It is based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture (GM107 chip) and manufactured in 28 nm. The GTX 960M offers 640 shader units clocked at 1097 - 1202 MHz (Boost) as well as fast GDDR5 memory (128 bit, 5000 MHz effective, 80 GB/s).

Compared to the previous and technically very similar GTX 860M, the GTX 960M is clocked slightly higher.

Architecture

Compared to Kepler, Maxwell has been optimized in several details to increase power efficiency. Smaller Streaming Multiprocessors (SMM) with only 128 ALUs (Kepler: 192) and an optimized scheduler should lead to better utilization of the shaders. Nvidia promises that a Maxwell SMM with 128 ALUs can offer 90 percent of the performance of a Kepler SMX with 192 ALUs. GM107 features 5 SMMs and thus 640 shader cores, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs (128-bit interface).

Another optimization is the massively enlarged L2 cache (GM107: 2 MB). The increased size can handle some of the memory traffic to allow for a relatively narrow memory interface without significantly reducing the performance.

GM107 supports DirectX 12 with feature level 11_0 only.

Performance

Although the GTX 960M has the same memory bandwidth as the previous GTX 860M, its higher core clock leads to a slightly better performance. Overall, the 960M is almost 10 percent faster and similar to the desktop GTX 750 Ti.

Many games of 2014/2015 can be played fluently in FullHD resolution and high detail settings. However, very demanding games such as Assassin's Creed Unity will require lower resolutions and/or details.

Features

GM107 integrates the sixth generation of the PureVideo HD video engine (VP6), offering a better decoding performance for H.264 and MPEG-2 videos. Of course, VP6 supports all features of previous generations (4K support, PIP, video encoding via NVENC API). Unfortunately, HDMI 2.0 is still not supported.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 960M should be similar to the old GTX 860M (about 60 watts). Therefore, the GPU is best suited for 15-inch laptops or larger. The 900M series also supports Optimus to automatically switch between an integrated graphics card and the Nvidia GPU.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest desktop consumer graphics card (beginning 2017). It is based on the same GP107 chip as the Titan X but with slightly higher clock speeds and a different memory configuration. It offers one memory controller less (and 11 instead of 12 GB), but the GDDR5X memory is faster clocked (11 GHz) leading to a comparable memory bandwidth. Due to the higher boost clock, the 1080Ti should be around 5 % faster compared to the Pascal Titan X and about 35 % faster compared to the GTX 1080. The TDP is equal to the Titan X with 250 Watt. A new cooler of the Founders Edition should be more efficient and quieter.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960MNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 980M SLI (compare) 3072 @ 1038 - 1127 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 970M SLI (compare) 2560 @ 924 - 1038 (Boost) MHz2x 192 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 965M SLI (compare) 2048 @ 924 - 950 (Boost) MHz2x 128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 980M (compare) 1536 @ 1038 - 1127 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 970M (compare) 1280 @ 924 - 1038 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 965M (compare) 1024 @ 924 / 935 - 950 / 1151 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 960M 640 @ 1096 - 1202 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 950M (compare) 640 @ 914 - 993 - 1124 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 1800 - 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (compare) 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN16P-GXGP102
ArchitectureMaxwellPascal
640 - 3584 -
Core1096 - 1202 (Boost) MHz1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz
Memory5000 MHz11000 MHz
Bus128 Bit352 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5X
Max. Memory4096 MB11264 MB
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DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0DirectX 12_1
Transistors1870 Million12000 Million
Technology28 nm16 nm
FeaturesBattery Boost, GameStream, ShadowPlay, GPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, SLI, GeForce Experience, GameWorks, Adaptive VSync, DSR, AnselDP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.2, CUDA, PCIe 3.0, GPU Boost 3.0, G-SYNC
Size
Introduced12.03.2015 28.02.2017
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1198     avg: 1202     median: 1202 (9%)     max: 1206 Points
min: 6978     avg: 8531.6     median: 8605 (66%)     max: 9557 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1138     avg: 1148     median: 1148 (8%)     max: 1158 Points
min: 9182     avg: 9401.2     median: 9404 (66%)     max: 9608 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 191856     avg: 224199     median: 226308 (43%)     max: 251562 Points
min: 350317     avg: 371700     median: 371700 (70%)     max: 393082 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 27912     avg: 90551.1     median: 106594 (15%)     max: 131124 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 4513     avg: 15112.8     median: 16283 (27%)     max: 19618 Points
min: 28990     avg: 41013.7     median: 44576 (75%)     max: 49475 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 21403     avg: 29219.9     median: 30085.5 (16%)     max: 33474 Points
min: 136949     avg: 149701     median: 155143 (84%)     max: 157012 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2990     avg: 3926.8     median: 3984 (15%)     max: 4340 Points
min: 14936     avg: 18920.2     median: 18672 (70%)     max: 21755 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 3906     avg: 4294.4     median: 4318 (11%)     max: 4705 Points
min: 26515     avg: 27632.3     median: 27582 (68%)     max: 28476 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 28134     avg: 100084     median: 112891 (15%)     max: 200269 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3527     avg: 5444.3     median: 5535.5 (18%)     max: 6161 points
min: 16074     avg: 23314.9     median: 24809 (79%)     max: 28691 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 4826     avg: 5276.6     median: 5278 (10%)     max: 5901 points
min: 34761     avg: 37655     median: 37903 (74%)     max: 39241 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
min: 88.8     avg: 117.1     median: 114.5 (80%)     max: 144 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 56     avg: 56.2     median: 56.2 (21%)     max: 56.3 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
68.7 fps (31%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 399     avg: 475.5     median: 475.5 (86%)     max: 552 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 59.9     avg: 60     median: 60 (16%)     max: 60 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 352     avg: 373     median: 373 (95%)     max: 394 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
59.9 fps (42%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 667     avg: 835.6     median: 879 (17%)     max: 991 Samples/s
min: 3050     avg: 3054.5     median: 3054.5 (58%)     max: 3059 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 1097     avg: 1310.8     median: 1254 (12%)     max: 1532 Samples/s
min: 6583     avg: 6591.5     median: 6591.5 (61%)     max: 6600 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 3139     avg: 3320.9     median: 3337 (12%)     max: 3503 Points
min: 21646     avg: 21948     median: 21948 (79%)     max: 22250 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
min: 334     avg: 349.2     median: 344.5 (82%)     max: 378 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 341     avg: 355.6     median: 354.5 (80%)     max: 373 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1780 MHz (43%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
min: 1480     avg: 1490     median: 1490 (89%)     max: 1500 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) → 428%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

The Division 2

The Division 2

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 960M:
62  fps
318%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti:
197 fps