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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 240 games in the list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition shows us that The Outer Worlds is getting a weak result of 18 FPS, and then we are seeing Borderlands 3 returning a weak 18 FPS while another game on our list is the Microsoft Flight Simulator which is predicted to get 0 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Borderlands 3 on the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 35FPS, M: 28FPS, H: 19FPS, U: 13FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Microsoft Flight Simulator which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 0 FPS. Finally we then took a look at The Outer Worlds where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 13 FPS. 1440p GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition PC gaming is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 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 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 897 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 109% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 54% more powerful and can run 668 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
81 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1203 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 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 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 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 1203MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1800MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gainward's Phantom Cooling Solution which comes with brand new fans design (patent M456684/ZL201320139962.6) that includes
Removable fan design – each fan body can be removed to clean if necessary, 4 pieces of copper heat-pipe and copper base - better
thermal performance and solid structure.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
52%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 11% 56%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16% 56%
Halo: Reach 78% 50%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 114%
Borderlands 3 1% 65%
Cyberpunk 2077 4% 114%
FIFA 20 40% 17%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 93% 29%
eFootball PES 2020 24% 6%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 55% 79%
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the 4gb version is better than the r9 380x 4gb nitro ?

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I think the R9 380X 4 GB Nitro is better due to higher Memory Bus and Bandwidth.

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