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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 200 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition is running Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to The Outer Worlds which is getting weak results, where it averages 16 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Red Dead Redemption 2, which is running at 16 frames per second.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order on the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was The Outer Worlds which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 12 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Red Dead Redemption 2 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 12 FPS. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 113% better performance and can run 897 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 668 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 57% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
79 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
39 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
112.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1165 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Gigabyte.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1165MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1228MHz, in Turbo Mode.


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


Cooling Solution
Packed with GIGABYTE’s unique blade fan design and pure copper heat pipe direct touch (HDT) technology, delivering superior cooling capacity and heat transfer efficiency at an extremely low noise level. Optimized fan speed according to real-time GPU temperature, effectively improving power efficiency. Measuring merely 17cm in length, the card, perfectly compatible for building most of the PCs from ATX to mini-ITX.


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


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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 59%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14% 59%
Halo: Reach 78% 49%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 118%
Borderlands 3 2% 68%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 118%
FIFA 20 38% 15%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 93% 27%
eFootball PES 2020 23% 8%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 54% 83%
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I just bought it..it's a good match with my cpu??

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Can this run with a Thermaltake Litepower 500W PSU?

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Can i run this little beauty with 400W PS and fx 6300 without bottleneck?

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i think you should run GTX960 with 450w - 500w as minimum Power supply :)

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no man, you are wrong, I have a 400w power supply with an i5 4440, 8 GB of RAM and the GTX 960 FTW and I can overclock it up to 50 MHz

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I have an i3 3220, will my cpu bottleneck this gpu?

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Would my cpu bottleneck this GPU?
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