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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 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. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 231 games in the list.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Diablo 4 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We proceeded to look at Planet Zoo to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Diablo 4 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked the performance on Planet Zoo to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 960 Galax 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 Galax OC 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 109% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 897 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 57% better performance and can run 686 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1165 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 42 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 Galax OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


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 Reference Cooling System has been replaced by an advanced dual fan cooler and 3 copper heat pipes to keep both temps and noise to a minimum.


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


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
66%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 59%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 118%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14% 59%
Death Stranding 2% 118%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 118%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 118%
Halo: Reach 78% 49%
Need For Speed Heat 11% 59%
Planet Zoo 15% 71%
Borderlands 3 2% 68%
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