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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 1% 21%
Hitman 3 31% 58%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 8% 11%
Resident Evil 8 1% 21%
FIFA 21 49% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 42% 71%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11% 7%
The Medium 26% 51%
Genshin Impact 1% 21%
Far Cry 6 46% 76%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire.

The GTX 960 has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed but 32 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the R9 270X. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 960 manages to provide 0.40000000000001 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 253 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 270X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 960 providing 16.2 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 a year more recently than the R9 270X, and so the GTX 960 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R9 270X.

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 960 has 4096 MB more video memory than the R9 270X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The R9 270X has 134 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 3641 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285. The GTX 960 having 1356 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R9 270X performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI requires 300 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 960 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 60 Watts more than the GTX 960 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 960.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1253 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1317 MHzvs1050 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-300-A1 (x2)GCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date05 May 2015vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units128vs160
Texture Rate160.4 GTexel/svs160 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate80.2 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs360 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

GPU: Changes
Check the page of [GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition]( for more details.

Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB in SLI.
Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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