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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Gainward 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 Gainward 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. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 247 games in the list.

A GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which is 10 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular The Outer Worlds performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 16 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition by researching Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 8 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was The Outer Worlds which gets weak results with a 12FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition PC gaming is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 901 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 109% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 57% better performance and can run 694 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Gainward 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
-
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
2
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 Gainward OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


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
The Cooling System remains the same.


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


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GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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54%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 59%
Death Stranding 2% 118%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14% 59%
Need For Speed Heat 11% 59%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 118%
Planet Zoo 15% 71%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 118%
Diablo 4 8% 118%
Borderlands 3 2% 68%
FIFA 20 38% 15%
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GTX 960 with Phenom II x4 945 is bottleneck, but in some games i have 99% GPU. In TR 2013 on Ultimate with SSAA i have 50% usage on CPU and GPU with 30FPS, also on LOW dont get 60fps lock ( drops to 40 ). is this a bottlenck or ?? 50% usage both and 27-30-40 FPS ??

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I have 72C on 70% GPU usage, it is a normal for this card ?? 23% gpu fan on default.

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its a bit high mine card is pretty old now but still stay at 61 C on max

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I think its all about air flow in PC case. I need some fans to get better cooling system. Some people say on forum all GTX get to 80C++ its normal. I buy this card yesterday and i think this is not problem with gpu than with my air flow in my case. But thanks for the answer.

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I want to buy this gpu.Does it fit with the rest:


CPU:FX 6300 3.5GHz
Motherboard:ASROCK 970 PRO3 R2.0 Retail
RAM:2x4 GB 1333MHz
PSU:Corsair VS650 650W 80+

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Of course it will. Nice combo btw

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Thank you very much!

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this GPU can run ac unity on full hd and high setting ?

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Can i keep this one on my Segotep SG-500A power suply?

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Sursa SEGOTEP SG-500A has two 12V rails of 18A each and an 80 Plus certification. Theoretically, should be enough but I never heard of it so I wouldn't risk to pair it up with such a good gpu

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