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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 PNY 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.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. 216 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

A GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Diablo 4 on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Red Dead Redemption 2 which is 15 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 9 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Diablo 4 might perform on it leading us to predict a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out Red Dead Redemption 2 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 29FPS, M: 23FPS, H: 15FPS, U: 11FPS. And another popular game was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that returned L: 17FPS, M: 13FPS, H: 9FPS, U: 6FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 114% better and can meet 897 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 60% better and can meet 685 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
75 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
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
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by PNY.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.


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


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


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GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
70%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 8% 62%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 62%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 123%
Death Stranding 0% 123%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 123%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%
Planet Zoo 14% 74%
Diablo 4 11% 123%
FIFA 20 37% 14%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 123%
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