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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition

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

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Galax 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 960 Galax 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. This graphics hardware can run 211 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 15 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition, Need For Speed Heat getting 15 FPS and Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order getting 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

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 2GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. We then checked the performance on Need For Speed Heat to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 11 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 960 Galax 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 2GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 901 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 117% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 60% more powerful and can run 685 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
75 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 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
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 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 Galax 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.


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


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
70%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 123%
Red Dead Redemption 2 8% 62%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 62%
Halo: Reach 77% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 123%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 123%
Borderlands 3 5% 71%
FIFA 20 37% 14%
Death Stranding 0% 123%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%
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