Our Summary and Conclusion
Performance Summary: In our first look at the GeForce GTX 960, we explained that the GeForce GTX 960’s performance was good overall, but not class-leading versus competing offerings from AMD. The GeForce GTX 960’s closest competitor is the Radeon R9 285, which usually finished slightly ahead, though the GTX 960 did eek out a couple of victories. Since the card's original release, we've moved to Windows 10 and completely revamped our test bed with a more powerful CPU, but the same thing rings true today. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming is a good performer, but generally trailed the Radeon HD 285 (which should ring true versus the more recently released 300 series re-brands using the same GPU from AMD too).
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming - Find It At Amazon
Pricing for the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming we showed you here currently falls in the $190 range. The 4GB model is about $30-40 more. Those prices put it at the upper end of the spectrum for GeForce GTX 960 cards, but the premium is absolutely worth it; Gigabyte has done an fantastic job with this card. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming offers everything a graphics card in this price range should--it's performance is good, it's quiet, power efficient, and it has a very flexible output configuration. Finally, the card is an excellent overclocker as well. For slightly more money there are more powerful cards out there like the Radeon R9 285 / R9 380, but if you're an NVIDIA / GeForce fan with roughly $200 to spend you're probably not looking at them. Gamers considering a GeForce GTX 960 card should absolutely put this one on their short-list.