To start off my performance testing I ran the GTX 960 Strix through our synthetic test bench suite. That includes all three 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks as well as a run through the Unreal Heaven Benchmark 4.0 as well. So how did the card perform? Well in 3DMark Fire Strike Performance and Extreme where we have tested a lot of cards the GTX 960 Strix comes in almost on par with the older GTX 770 and around the AMD r9 285. This puts it up in the top 1/3 of our results. That is also an improvement of about 1100 points in 3DMark Fire Strike Performance over the older GTX 760, a nice jump! With only 2 gigs of memory the bad performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra wasn’t a big shock, that test is ran at 4k. That just isn’t enough VRAM to be able to handle that resolution. In Heaven Benchmark 4.0 the results were similar. We were 3 FPS lower than the GTX 770 but a little over a half PFS over the R9 285.