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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 960 2GB

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

The GTX 1080 Ti has a 353 MHz higher core clock speed and 160 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 259.4 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 1080 Ti has a 353 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Render Output Units than the GTX 960. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 94.1 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 1080 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 960, and so the GTX 1080 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 960.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 9216 MB more video memory than the GTX 960, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 372.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is massively better than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 2GB has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is 7654 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 1628. The GTX 1080 Ti having 6026 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 960.

The GTX 1080 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 960. This means that the GTX 1080 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti requires 220 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 2GB requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 1080 Ti and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960. The GTX 1080 Ti requires 100 Watts more than the GTX 960 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 960.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

105 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

33.7 FPS

The Witcher III

118 FPS

The Witcher III

42.8 FPS

Crysis 3

143.9 FPS

Crysis 3

50.6 FPS

Just Cause 4

100.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

32 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

97 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

31.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

118 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

41.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

152.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

53.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

112 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

39.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

95.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

33.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

68 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

23.9 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

108 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

33.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

242 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

95.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

69.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

24.5 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71 FPS

Metro: Exodus

27.9 FPS

Battlefield V

135 FPS

Battlefield V

46 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

125 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

34.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

87.6 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

30.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

113 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

39.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

112.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

39.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

126.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

44.4 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

153.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

54 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

121.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

42.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

69.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

24.5 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

54.9 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

12.5 FPS

The Witcher III

65.7 FPS

The Witcher III

18.8 FPS

Crysis 3

58 FPS

Crysis 3

15.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

43.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

12.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

50 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

83 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

12.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

82 FPS

Battlefield 1

25.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

46 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

14.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

38 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

15.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

11.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

44.8 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

15.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

71.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

25.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

11.7 FPS

Battlefield V

64 FPS

Battlefield V

24.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

58 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

17.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

38.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

13.6 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

38.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

13.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

43.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

15.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

42.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

14.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

53.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

18.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

66 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

23.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

12 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1480 MHzvs1127 MHz
Boost Clock1582 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P102Maxwell GM206-300-A1
OC Potential None vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date05 Mar 2017vs22 Jan 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
10
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8.2
2560x1440
10
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5.9
3840x2160
7.9
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4.3

GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1376 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth484.4GB/secvs112.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs78%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs64
Texture Rate331.5 GTexel/svs72.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs32
Pixel Rate130.2 GPixel/svs36.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6900K 8-Core 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the top 1000 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Pascal architecture.

Architecture
The Pascal architecture aims for twice as much Performance as the Maxwell Architecture and introduces support for second gen HBM.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed P102-300-A1 which has 3584 Shader Processing Units, 224 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1480MHz and goes up to 1584MHz, in Boost mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 11.2GB frame buffer of second gen GDDR5X memory, through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1376MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 220W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with 2 power connectors, a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 2GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GM206-300-A1 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 1127MHz and goes up to 1158MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
At 1920x1080, the best suited resolution for GeForce GTX 960, benchmarks indicate its performance is a little over the older GeForce GTX 670.
Therefore, GeForce GTX 770 and even Radeon R9 280X are still faster, though less energy efficient.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 960 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU-Intel Core i7-3770S 4-Core 3.1GHz
Intel Core i5-7600 3.5GHz
AMD FX-9370
Intel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Possible GPU Upgrades--
GPU Variants-GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Palit 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Point of View AMMO OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA Superclocked 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax EXOC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax EXOC White 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Palit Super JetStream 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition

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