GeForce GTX 295 vs GeForce GTX 960

GeForce GTX 295
Memory: 896Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Jan 2009
GeForce GTX 295
GeForce GTX 960
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Jan 2015
GeForce GTX 960

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 295
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 960
    233%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 295

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 960

169 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 295 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 133% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce GTX 960

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 960

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 295GeForce GTX 960
GPU NameGT200B (G200-400-B3)vsGM206 (GM206-300-A1)
Fab Process55 nmvs28 nm
Die Size470 mm²vs228 mm²
Transistors1,400 millionvs2,940 million
Shaders240vs1024
Compute Units10vs8
Core clock576 MHzvs1127 MHz
ROPs28vs32
TMUs80vs64

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 295GeForce GTX 960
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Bus Width448 bit x2vs128 bit
Memory Speed999 MHz
1998 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size896 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 295GeForce GTX 960
TDP289 wattsvs120 watts
Release Date8 Jan 2009vs22 Jan 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 295
    32.20 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    36.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 295
    92.20 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    72.10 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 295
    224.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    112.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 295
    1192.40 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 960
    2308.10 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 295
    4440
  • GeForce GTX 960
    10380

Points (higher is better)