GTX 960M Specs
|Model||GTX 960M (Maxwell I)|
|Core||GM107, 640 cores @ 1.097GHZ - 1.176GHZ|
|VRAM||4GB GDDR5 @ 1.25GHZ (5GHZ eff.), 128-bit.|
|GFLOPS (w/Boost)||1505 (FP32)|
|Memory bandwidth||80 GB/s|
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)
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.