Good info on the overclocking capability of the GeForce GTX 960
Nvidia released its GeForce GTX 960 graphics card this January, and so far we’ve seen some pretty interesting results from this card. We now have word that Pcper ran some benchmark tests on 13 different GeForce GTX 960 manufactures.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 is twice as potent as the GTX 750 or half as potent as the GTX 980, which comes alive through the GPU GM206 with 1024 CUDA Cores, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs at a base / boost of 1127/1178 MHz frequency attached to 2 GB of GDDR5 memory @ 7010 MHz memory interface of 128 bits which results in a bandwidth of 112 GB / s.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 is designed to be Overclocked!
The specifications of the GTX 960 is completed with a TDP of 120W, using a PCI-Express 6-pin connector (model reference PCB) by overclock, Nvidia ensures that the GPU will be able to achieve the 1.50 GHz (models with PCI-Express 8-pin), while the GDDR5 memory could reach 7.50 GHz.
The Testing Process
Our overclocking process was identical for each card. We used EVGA’s Precision X to overclock each card to avoid any conflicting issues with different software packages, but we were also assured by all parties (NVIDIA, EVGA, ASUS, MSI) that our software selection should have no effect on the results.
Results and Distribution
After many hours of testing, the results are shown in the two graphs below. First up is the GPU clock rate, sorted by lowest to highest peak overclock. There is a secondary blue line that is overlaid, which shows the peak temperature of the GPU during that overclocked period (with a scale on the right side of the graph).