3DMark and Unigine Heaven
Now that we have taken a look at our gaming tests using our Frame Rating metrics and testing methods, we are including a set of tests from more standard benchmarks like 3DMark and Unigine Heaven.
I consider these tests to be somewhat of a "best case" for all the cards in our comparison. We aren't using our frame capture system, we aren't measuring frame latency, nothing like that; I think this should give you an idea of graphics performance if each vendor had the best result for each game.
As much as any other results in our quick review today, the 3DMark scores show us how close in performance the GTX 960 and GTX 950 can be as well as how much more distant the other two card combined performance looks. Even though the GTX 960 is faster than the GTX 950 by about 14%, that pales in comparison to the 34% gap that exists between the R7 370 and the GTX 950, in NVIDIA’s favor. Clearly there are some performance per dollar concerns for AMD with its 300-series of products.