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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition

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

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

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 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. This graphics hardware can run 291 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition is running Planet Zoo and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Red Dead Redemption 2 which is getting weak results, where it averages 20 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, which is running at 0 frames per second.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition at 1440p with Planet Zoo, which got 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: 40FPS, M: 32FPS, H: 21FPS, U: 15FPS. And another popular game was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order that returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition running at 1440p is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 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 GLH 2GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 103% more powerful and can run 901 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 49% better and can run 685 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
28 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
86 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
43 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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1279 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 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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8.4
6.1
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GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 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 1279MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1342MHz, 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 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
59%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 72% 108%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14% 52%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18% 52%
Halo: Reach 79% 52%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 108%
Cyberpunk 2077 7% 108%
Borderlands 3 2% 60%
FIFA 20 41% 19%
Death Stranding 7% 108%
Need For Speed Heat 15% 52%
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