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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 171%
Hitman 3 106% 252%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 148%
Resident Evil 8 59% 171%
FIFA 21 20% 37%
Grand Theft Auto VI 123% 281%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 40% 140%
The Medium 98% 238%
Genshin Impact 59% 171%
Far Cry 6 129% 292%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition.

The GTX 960 has a 341 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 560 Ti. This results in the GTX 960 providing 21.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 960 has a 341 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 960 providing 10.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 960 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 560 Ti, and so the GTX 960 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 560 Ti when running the latest games.

The GTX 960 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 560 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 960 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 560 Ti has 15.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 Ti is slightly better than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 1803 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 691. The GTX 960 having 1112 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 960 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GTX 960 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the GTX 960 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition requires 120 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1241 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock1304 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-300-A1Fermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date05 Mar 2015vs01 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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8.2
1920x1080
8.5
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6.4
2560x1440
6.1
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4.4
3840x2160
4.5
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.2GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs384
Actual Shader Performance87%vs33%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate79.4 GTexel/svs57.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate39.7 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1216MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1279MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 2X With Unique Blade Fan which is Equipped with two 90mm unique blade fan and three copper heat pipes. The airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is one of the many special editions of GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
The new features include a new cooling system and an increase in the core-clock from 822MHz to 900MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is around 5% better than the standard edition.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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