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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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Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 1,026 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 1,575.9 GFLOPS More than 45% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 49.2 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,653 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 950 LP

Reasons to consider the
ASUS GeForce GTX 950 LP

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Lower TDP 75W vs 120W Around 40% lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 960  vs 950 LP 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 960
112.2 GB/s
GeForce GTX 950 LP
105.8 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 960
36.1 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 950 LP
32.8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 960
72.1 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 950 LP
49.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 960
2,308.1 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 950 LP
1,575.9 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GTX 960  vs
950 LP 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GM206 GM206
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,127 MHz 1,026 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz 1,190 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 LP 1 GHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,024 768
Texture mapping units 64 48
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s 32.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s 49.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS 1,575.9 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 960  vs
950 LP 
Memory clock speed 1,753 MHz 1,653 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz 6,612 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 112.2 GB/s 105.8 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 120W 75W

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