GTX 960M Benchmarks and Info

Benchmark Suite Scores

2017High
Metro : Last Light, Very high@1080p
Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Highest@1080p
Thief, Highest@1080p
Battlefield 4 Campaign, Highest@1080p
32.80
* Scores are average FPS
GTX 960M Specs
ModelGTX 960M (Maxwell I)
CoreGM107, 640 cores @ 1.097GHZ - 1.176GHZ
VRAM4GB GDDR5 @ 1.25GHZ (5GHZ eff.), 128-bit.
GFLOPS (w/Boost)1505 (FP32)
Memory bandwidth80 GB/s
TMUs40
ROPs16
Power~50W-60W

The Nvidia GTX 960M is a 900 series’ mid-top midrange gaming GPU, based on the Nvidia Maxwell (I) architecture and the GM107 core and utilizing a GDDR5 RAM. At its time, the GTX 960M could be found in laptops for as low as $650-$700 with a typical price of around $800-$1000. Later on the GTX 965M and 965M Ti started to show up in the top end of this price range.

Gaming performance is adequate for medium-high graphics settings @ 1080p. Compared to the Pascal current offerings (2018), performance is about a little higher than the entry level MX150 in heavy 3D games and considerably lower than the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. So, the GPU is not cost effective as of the release of the Pascal architecture (or later), that’s besides requiring considerably higher power to operate.

  • GTX 950M GDDR5
  • GTX 960M
  • GTX 1050 (laptop)
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The GTX 960M was finally replaced by the GTX 1050/Ti and 1060 Max-Q for the same price range, both are much faster for gaming and a GTX 1050 can be found for $550-$600.

 

worstavgbest

Crysis 3

1080p
Highest(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "very high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
192123
Very high(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
293134
Medium(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx
444547
details
HSTVHM
XPS 9550 | GTX 960M 2GB | I5-6300HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
21
34
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
23
30
44
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
19
30
44
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
19
29
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
22
33
47
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
20
30
system spec, texture resolution: "very high" preset; SMAA 2Txsystem spec, texture resolution: "high" preset; SMAA 2Txsystem spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx

Bioshock Infinite

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
"Ultra" preset
727272
Very high(768p)
"Very High" preset
868686
High(768p)
"High" preset
999999
Highest(1080p)
"Ultra" preset
424547
Very high(1080p)
"Very High" preset
515456
High(1080p)
"High" preset
596162
details
HSTVHH
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
72
45
86
56
99
62
HP Pavilion 15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
46
Lenovo Y700-15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
46.5
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
42
51
59
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
44
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
45
"Ultra" preset"Very High" preset"High" preset

Thief

1080p
Highest(1080p)
283033
Very high(1080p)
333537
Medium(1080p)
404346
details
HSTVHM
XPS 9550 | GTX 960M 2GB | I5-6300HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
29
35
44
HP Pavilion 15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
28
Lenovo Y700-15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
33
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
29
35
42
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
30
35
42
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
29
33
40
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
30
36
44
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
31
37
46

Civilization : Beyond Earth

1080p
Highest(1080p)
213339
Very high(1080p)
253439
High(1080p)
253844
Medium(1080p)
384651
details
HSTVHHM
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
39
39
44
51
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
21
25
25
38
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
39
39
44
50

Metro : Last Light

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
282828
Very high(768p)
313131
High(768p)
323232
Medium(768p)
606060
Highest(1080p)
141617
Very high(1080p)
253032
High(1080p)
293537
Medium(1080p)
314451
details
HSTVHHM
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
28
17
31
30
32
36
60
49
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
17
31
37
31
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
14
25
29
40
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
17
31
37
51
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
17
31
37
51
HP Pavilion 15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
31
Lenovo Y700-15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
32

Dragon Age: Inquisition

DX11
1080p
Highest(1080p)
222324
High(1080p)
323335
Medium(1080p)
505559
details
HSTHM
XPS 9550 | GTX 960M 2GB | I5-6300HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
23
32
57
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
24
33
50
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
22
33
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
22
35
59

Battlefield 4 Campaign

DX11
1080p
Highest(1080p)
303538
High(1080p)
525762
Medium(1080p)
728089
details
HSTHM
XPS 9550 | GTX 960M 2GB | I5-6300HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
30
52
79
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
35
55
72
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
36
58
80
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
32
54
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
38
61
89
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
36
62

Dota 2

1080p
Highest(1080p)
535353
details
HST
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
53

World of Tanks

DX9
1080p
Highest(1080p)
475258
details
HST
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
48
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
54
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
54
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
47
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
58

Anno 2205

1080p
Highest(1080p)
131415
Very high(1080p)
182023
High(1080p)
282930
details
HSTVHH
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
15
23
30
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
13
19
28
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
13
18
30

Fallout 4

1080p
Highest(1080p)
242525
Very high(1080p)
303233
Medium(1080p)
394040
details
HSTVHM
HP Pavilion 15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
24
30
Lenovo Y700-15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
25
32
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
25
32
40
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
25
33
39

Shadow Of Mordor

1080p
Highest(1080p)
303234
Very high(1080p)
384043
High(1080p)
394143
Medium(1080p)
414141
details
HSTVHHM
XPS 9550 | GTX 960M 2GB | I5-6300HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
31
39
41
Lenovo Y700-15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
33
43
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
33
40
43
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
31
38
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
34
39
42
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
30
39

Total War : Attila

1080p
Highest(1080p)
121212
Very high(1080p)
191919
High(1080p)
293031
details
HSTVHH
XPS 9550 | GTX 960M 2GB | I5-6300HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
12
19
31
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
12
19
29
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
12
19
Acer Aspire VN7-592G Black Edition
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
12
19
31

Ashes Of Singularity

1080p
BestDX11DX12
Highest(1080p)
121315
Highest(1080p)
131313
Highest(1080p)
111111
Highest(1080p)
131315
Very high(1080p)
131313
Very high(1080p)
151618
Very high(1080p)
151618
High(1080p)
182022
High(1080p)
212121
High(1080p)
212122
Medium(1080p)
191919
Medium(1080p)
202020
Medium(1080p)
202020
details
HSTVHHM
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
14.6
13.1
17.7
22.4
20.6
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
12
15
18
20
11
13
19

The Talos Principle

1080p
Highest(1080p)
323335
Highest(1080p)
282929
details
HST
Dell 7559 I5 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
32.8
29.3
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
31.7
28.3
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
35

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

1080p
BestDX11DX12
Highest(1080p)
252525
Highest(1080p)
172228
Highest(1080p)
252528
High(1080p)
233033
High(1080p)
353535
High(1080p)
353535
details
HSTH
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
28
33
25.3
34.9
HP Pavilion 15 | GTX 960M 4GB | I7-6700HQ
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)2x8GB DDR3GB
24
30
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
19
32
Asus FZ50VW | I5-6300HQ | GTX 960M 2GB
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
17
23

Total War : Warhammer

1080p
Highest(1080p)
272727
Very high(1080p)
373737
Medium(1080p)
424242
details
HSTVHM
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
27
37
42

Dark Souls III

1080p
Highest(1080p)
252525
High(1080p)
272727
details
HSTH
Asus G501VW | 960m
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
25
27

Doom (2016)

1080p
Highest(1080p)
323232
Very high(1080p)
343434
details
HSTVH
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
32
34

Ark : Survival

1080p
Highest(1080p)
444
High(1080p)
131313
Medium(1080p)
161616
details
HSTHM
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
4
13
16

Obduction

1080p
Highest(1080p)
242424
Very high(1080p)
272727
Medium(1080p)
313131
details
HSTVHM
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
24
27
31

Star Wars : Battlefront

1080p
Highest(1080p)
333333
details
HST
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
33

Hitman 2016

1080p
Highest(1080p)
SMAA, SSAO, AFx16, all highest
181818
High(1080p)
FXAA, no SSAO, AFx16, everything high
212121
Medium(1080p)
FXAA, no SSAO, AFx16, medium quality, texture and shadow maps and resolution
363636
details
HSTHM
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
18
21
36
SMAA, SSAO, AFx16, all highestFXAA, no SSAO, AFx16, everything highFXAA, no SSAO, AFx16, medium quality, texture and shadow maps and resolution

Deus Ex : Mankind Divided

768p1080p
Low(768p)
282828
Very high(1080p)
"Ultra" preset, no AA
121212
Low(1080p)
222222
details
VHL
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
12
28
22
"Ultra" preset, no AA

Gears Of War 4

DX12
1080p
Highest(1080p)
282828
High(1080p)
373737
Medium(1080p)
414141
details
HSTHM
Dell 7559 I7 960M 4GB
Intel Core I7-6700HQ (Skylake 4c / 8t, 2.6 - 3.6GHZ)
28
37
41

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