When I first started hearing about the new GeForce GTX 960 from NVIDIA, I wondered how the cards would perform in SLI. At first, the 128-bit memory bus worried me, so did the 2GB of VRAM. But during our first review of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 960 AMP! Edition, we saw that the 128-bit memory bus was definitely not holding back the mid-range GPU.
So what we did, was re-run all of our benchmarks; 1080p, 1440p and even 4K with two GeForce GTX 960s in SLI. The new GTX 960s can only be run in 2-way SLI, else we would've tried to have included some 3- and 4-way numbers. But still, two of these mid-range $199-$209 video cards have some damn impressive performance numbers.
I did some light reading across the Internet over the weekend looking at SLI numbers, and while people have a good point as to 'why would you SLI the GTX 960s together' it's all part of the fun. You can find our final thoughts at the end - there are some very surprising results that you're going to want to see, so let's dive right into it.
For our SLI testing, we used the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 960 AMP! Edition and the MSI GeForce GTX 960 GAMING 2G OC video cards. Everything else stays the same, but we had to tweak the clock speeds on our cards to match them together as there's a 50MHz Base Clock speed difference between them. Once they were matched together, we kicked things off.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 3 [Synthetic Benchmarks (3DMark and Heaven)]
- Page 4 [Game Benchmarks (1080p)]
- Page 5 [Game Benchmarks (1440p)]
- Page 6 [Game Benchmarks (4K)]
- Page 7 [Game Performance Summary]
- Page 8 [Power Consumption and Sound Testing]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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