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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 960 Palit Super JetStream 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 60%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 46%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 40% 42%
FIFA 21 20% 19%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 40% 42%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 127% 129%
Watch Dogs Legion 53% 54%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 29% 30%
Grand Theft Auto VI 123% 125%
Genshin Impact 59% 60%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Palit Super JetStream 2GB Edition.

The GTX 960 has a 38 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 960. This results in the GTX 960 providing 2.5 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 38 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 960 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 960 providing 1.2 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 less than a year after the GTX 960, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 960, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 960 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 960 has 3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 960 is marginally better than the GTX 960.

Both the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 960 Palit Super JetStream 2GB Edition have 1024 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 960 has 2.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 1.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a marginally faster performance than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Palit Super JetStream 2GB Edition requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1241 MHzvs1279 MHz
Boost Clock1304 MHzvs1342 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-300-A1Maxwell GM206-300-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date05 Mar 2015vs22 Jan 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
8.5
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2560x1440
6.1
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3840x2160
4.5
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4.5

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.2GB/secvs115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs1024
Actual Shader Performance87%vs89%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate79.4 GTexel/svs81.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate39.7 GPixel/svs40.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 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 i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Palit Super JetStream 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Palit.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1279MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1342MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1800MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Palit's JetStream Cooling Solution, meaning the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
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