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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 63% 68%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 49% 54%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 49%
FIFA 21 18% 15%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 44% 49%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 33% 37%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 134% 141%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 62%
Genshin Impact 63% 68%
Grand Theft Auto VI 129% 136%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition.

The GTX 960 has a 76 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 960. This results in the GTX 960 providing 4.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 960 has a 76 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 960 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 960 providing 2.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 960 was released less than a year after the GTX 960, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 960 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 960, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 960 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition are the same, which means the GTX 960 and the GTX 960 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition have 1024 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 960 has 4.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 2.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the has GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the GTX 960 takes the edge.

The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960. The GTX 960 requires 30 Watts more than the GTX 960 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 960 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 960.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1253 MHzvs1177 MHz
Boost Clock1317 MHzvs1240 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-300-A1Maxwell GM206-300-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date05 May 2015vs22 Jan 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
8.3
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2560x1440
6.1
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3840x2160
4.4
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4.4

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.2GB/secvs112.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs1024
Actual Shader Performance88%vs82%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate80.2 GTexel/svs75.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate40.1 GPixel/svs37.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1253MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1317MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 990MHz, instead of 970MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Asus's Turbo Cooling with Tough ball-bearings on both sides of the fan housing provide greater strength and higher heat tolerance. With reduced friction, it also runs smoother, further improving 4X longer card lifespan.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1177MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1240MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Zotac's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
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