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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 247 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a strong frame rate from FIFA 20 with 83 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Microsoft Flight Simulator which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular The Outer Worlds which we saw getting a weak 16 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 20 to see how the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a good series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 143 FPS, Medium: 119 FPS, High: 87 FPS and Ultra: 63 FPS. Next we looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator which we predict will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at The Outer Worlds that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 12. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 109% better and can run 901 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 694 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 57% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
79 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
40 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
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1241 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 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Inno3D.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1178MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1241MHz, in Turbo Mode.


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


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Inno3D's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


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


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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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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