GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 780 Ti among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 32,987 vs 15,630 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,020 MHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 120W vs 250W 2.1x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti

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Much higher memory bandwidth 336 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s Around 3x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better PassMark score 8,890 vs 5,813 Around 55% better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 46,186 vs 32,171 Around 45% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher texture rate 210 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s Around 3x higher texture rate
Significantly better floating-point performance 5,040 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Better 3DMark06 score 15,619 vs 10,767.5 More than 45% better 3DMark06 score
Many more texture mapping units 240 vs 64 176 more texture mapping units
Many more shading units 2,880 vs 1,024 1856 more shading units
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Significantly better T-Rex score 8.7 frames/s vs 3.92 frames/s Around 2.2x better T-Rex score
Higher pixel rate 52.5 GPixel/s vs 36.1 GPixel/s More than 45% higher pixel rate
Much wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 60.3 fps vs 36.1 fps More than 65% higher crysis 3 framerate
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 116.4 fps vs 75.8 fps Around 55% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better fire strike factor score 74.6 vs 57.4 Around 30% better fire strike factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,688 vs 3,046 Around 55% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 85.4 vs 58 More than 45% higher battlefield 4 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 780 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
182.11 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
75.43 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
2,201.43 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 960  vs 780 Ti 

9.0
9.4
Palit unfortunately didn't make good use of that capability as their card basically emits just as much noise as the NVIDIA reference design in idle, which is pretty quiet, but far from "almost inaudible.
GeForce GTX 780 Ti

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