Test System Specs

Although we collected the frame time data we didn't include it because it's becoming less important for single-GPU reviews. Our results showed the GeForce GTX 960 being in line with the Radeon R9 285, which is about what we would expect, so there isn't much to see here.

Frame time data will still be included in our CrossFireX and SLI reviews.

For this review we have tested at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600. We are yet to include 4K results or higher because there isn't a single-GPU solution available yet that can provide playable performance at this resolution.

All graphics cards have been tested with core and memory clock speeds set to the AMD and Nvidia specifications.

Test System Specs

  • Intel Core i7-4770K (3.50GHz)
  • x2 4GB Crucial DDR3-2400 (CAS 11-13-13-28)
  • Asrock Z97 Extreme6 (Intel Z97)
  • OCZ ZX Series (1250W)
  • Samsung SSD 850 Pro 512GB (SATA 6Gb/s)
  • Gigabyte Radeon HD 290X (4096MB)
  • Gigabyte Radeon HD 290 (4096MB)
  • HIS Radeon HD 280X (3072MB)
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 285 (2048MB)
  • HIS Radeon HD 280 (3072MB)
  • HIS Radeon HD 265 (2048MB)
  • HIS Radeon HD 7970 GHz (3072MB)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 (4096MB)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 (4096MB)
  • Gainward GeForce GTX 960 (2048MB)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan (6144MB)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti (3072MB)
  • Gainward GeForce GTX 780 (3072MB)
  • Gainward GeForce GTX 770 (2048MB)
  • Gainward GeForce GTX 680 (2048MB)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
  • Nvidia GeForce 347.25
  • AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega