Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming, Bigger Is Better!

Gaming Benchmarks

Bioshock Infinite

Set in 1912, the game has protagonist, former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the floating air city of Columbia to find a young woman, Elizabeth, who has been held captive there for most of her life. Though Booker rescues Elizabeth, the two become involved with the city’s warring factions: the nativist and elite Founders that rule Columbia and strive to keep its privileges for White Americans, and the Vox Populi, underground rebels representing the underclass of the city. During this conflict, Booker learns that Elizabeth possesses strange powers to manipulate “Tears” in the space-time continuum that ravage Columbia, and soon discovers her to be central to the city’s dark secrets.

Bioshock

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BioShock Infinite at 1080p has the Gigabyte GTX G1 Gaming clocking in at 75.1 FPS and coming in third overall, but the differences weren’t even a single FPS.

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Kicking up to 1440p, we left a couple of older cards on the charts so you can compare the older generation’s GPUs and help decide if it’s time to break out a few upgrade dollars. The Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming came in first overall and the differences between the cards were so small that it’s hard to make a win/lose call. Of course, you could just say that a GTX 960 is a win-win all the way around.

BioShock Infinite Settings

1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440
  • DirectX 11
  • Ultra Quality
  • DODD Enabled
  • FXAA Enabled
  • DirectX 11
  • Ultra Quality
  • DODD Enabled
  • FXAA Enabled

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4™ on PC, powered by the advanced technology of DICE’s proprietary Frostbite™ 3 engine, blurs the line between game and glory. With dynamic destructable environments, vehicular combat, and the chaos of all-out-war with 64 players, Battlefield 4 on PC is an unmatched interactive experience.

In addition to its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad’s struggle to find its way home.

There is no comparison. Immerse yourself in the glorious chaos of all-out war, found only in Battlefield.

Battlefield 4

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The Gigabyte GTX 960 got 46.97 FPS at 1080p and Battlefield 4 seems to slightly favor the ATI R9 285.

 

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All three of the GTX 960 offerings on the charts pulled out completely playable frame rates, with the Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming hitting 30.21 FPS.

Battlefield 4 Settings

`1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440
  • Graphics Quality: Custom
  • Texture Quality: Ultra
  • Texture Filtering: Ultra
  • Lighting Quality: Ultra
  • FX Quality: Ultra
  • Post Process Quality: Ultra
  • Mesh Quality: Ultra
  • Terrain Quality: Ultra
  • Terrain Decoration: Ultra
  • Antialiasing Deferred: 4x MSAA
  • Antialiasing Post: High
  • Ambient Occlusion: HBAO
  • Graphics Quality: Custom
  • Texture Quality: Ultra
  • Texture Filtering: Ultra
  • Lighting Quality: Ultra
  • FX Quality: Ultra
  • Post Process Quality: Ultra
  • Mesh Quality: Ultra
  • Terrain Quality: Ultra
  • Terrain Decoration: Ultra
  • Antialiasing Deferred: 4x MSAA
  • Antialiasing Post: High
  • Ambient Occlusion: HBAO

FarCry 4

The game follows Ajay Ghale, a young Kyrati-American of Nepali origin who returns to his native country of Kyrat (presently in Nepal) to spread his deceased mother’s ashes. Kyrat was an autonomous state in the Himalayas ruled by separate Kyrati Kings. Kyrat is derived from Kirati, a collection of Himalayan people originating from Tibet bordering the Himalayas. Ajay finds the country in a state of civil war between Kyrat’s Royal Army led by the country’s eccentric and tyrannical king Pagan Min and the Golden Path, a rebel movement fighting to free Kyrat from Min’s oppressive rule. The choices Ajay makes will determine the fate of Kyrat. This story has been inspired by the ten-year-long Maoist insurgency in Nepal.

FarCry 4

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We already know FarCry 4 is a GPU crusher, and at 1080p with uncompromised settings, the Gigabyte G1 Gaming hit top honors with 33.6 FPS.

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Move FarCry 4 to 1440p and the GTX 960s would need much lower quality settings to produce playable frame rates. Check out the settings we used below, and you can see they are quite insane settings for anything but a top-end card. While we can’t really relax settings for our graphs, we can tell you that by lowering settings it played fine at 1220p

FarCry 4 Settings

1080p 1440p
  • Graphics Quality: Custom
  • Motion Blur : On
  • Textures: Ultra
  • VSync: Off
  • Shadow: Ultra
  • Post FX: Ultra
  • Geometry: Ultra
  • Vegetation: Ultra
  • Terrain: Ultra
  • Water: Ultra
  • Environment: Ultra
  • Ambient Occlusion: HBAO+
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: MSAA-4X
  • Godrays: Volumetric fog
  • Fur : On
  • Trees relief : On
  • Graphics Quality: Custom
  • Motion Blur : On
  • Textures: Ultra
  • VSync: Off
  • Shadow: Ultra
  • Post FX: Ultra
  • Geometry: Ultra
  • Vegetation: Ultra
  • Terrain: Ultra
  • Water: Ultra
  • Environment: Ultra
  • Ambient Occlusion: HBAO+
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: MSAA-4X
  • Godrays: Volumetric fog
  • Fur : On
  • Trees relief : On

Metro Last Light

Metro: Last Light is the sequel to Metro 2033. Published by Ukrainian game studio 4A Games, it is set in the same post-apocalyptic future as its predecessor, where mankind tries to survive in the underground of Moscow’s Metro. The story takes you through claustrophobic tunnels where you fight both humans and mutants. Each step takes you closer toward revealing a dark future and the possibility to prevent it.

Just like in the last title, the 4A Engine is used. It fully supports DirectX 11, Tessellation and Physics, but we test with Physics turned off.

Metro

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The Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming hit 77.23 FPS at 1080p with good, stout graphics settings.

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At 1440p the Gigabyte G1 Gaming again took first honors, producing playable frame rates and hitting 36.4 FPS.

Metro: Last Light Settings

1080p 1440p
  • Quality: Very High
  • Texture Filtering: AF16x
  • Motion Blur: Normal
  • SSAA: On
  • Tesselation: Very High
  • Quality: Very High
  • Texture Filtering: AF16x
  • Motion Blur: Normal
  • SSAA: On
  • Tesselation: Very High

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