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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 308 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition can run Red Dead Redemption 2 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 58 FPS, Medium: 46 FPS, High: 31 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 44 FPS, Medium: 35 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. We added Cyberpunk 2077 to our research and predict it will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which got 12 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition running at 1440p is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 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 X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 897 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 96% better performance as well. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 47% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 685 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
31 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
89 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
45 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
1329 MHz
Boost Clock
1393 MHz
Power
Max Power
160 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 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 1329MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1393MHz, in Turbo Mode.


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


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 9% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


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GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 15% 49%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 19% 49%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 72% 104%
Death Stranding 8% 104%
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 104%
Need For Speed Heat 17% 49%
Planet Zoo 21% 60%
Diablo 4 1% 104%
FIFA 20 42% 21%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8% 104%
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