Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming Video Card Review

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Power Consumption

Gigabyte GV-N960G1 Power Header

For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran Battlefield 4 at 1920×1080 and recorded the average idle reading and the peak gaming reading on the power meter.


Power Consumption Results: The Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming SuperOverclock and the ASUS STRIX GTX 960 DirectCU II OC 2GB video cards both topped out at 236 Watts in the scene we test on. At an idle the G1 Gaming card constantly bounced around 102-104 Watts, so we averaged out the reading to 103 Watts, which was just 1W more than the ASUS STRIX OC that was pretty dead flat at 102 Watts when in a 2D idle power state.

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  • Muhammed Gedik

    Where are the test results gtx960 mini…? names on the list but not in the results…!

    • yep! …about to get a 960, still cant decide between gigabyte and galax exoc white!


  • Terry Perry

    I have the 970 can’t see why not with 6 months no interest at N.E. that is the one to get for the Future and only uses 500 watts to run. o 2 960 at 400 $ will destroy the 980. And my 280X or 290X both need 750 W p.s.

  • mike921

    The price delta between the 3 is only $5? Seems strange. I own the 960OC, works well for a non-gaming, 3 monitor (one 4K) rig.

  • Dorian Kunch

    Thank you for the great review Nate. I only with CPU’s could keep up with GPU technology. Although you turn off Physx for obvious (apples/apples) reasons, seeing the Physx enabled FPS might be nice info us nVidia dudes y dames.