GeForce GTX 295 vs GeForce GTX 960

GeForce GTX 295
Memory: 896Mb GDDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Jan 2009
GeForce GTX 295

GeForce GTX 960
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 295 GeForce GTX 960
GPU Name GT200B (G200-400-B3) vs GM206 (GM206-300-A1)
Fab Process 55 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 470 mm² vs 228 mm²
Transistors 1,400 million vs 2,940 million
Shaders 240 vs 1024
Compute Units 10 vs 8
Core clock 576 MHz vs 1127 MHz
ROPs 28 vs 32
TMUs 80 vs 64

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 295 GeForce GTX 960
Memory Type GDDR3 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 448 bit x2 vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 999 MHz
1998 MHz effective
vs 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size 896 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 295 GeForce GTX 960
TDP 289 watts vs 120 watts
Release Date 8 Jan 2009 vs 22 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
    112.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 295
    1192.40 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 960
    2308.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 295
    4440
  • GeForce GTX 960
    10380

Points (higher is better)