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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 288 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition can run Borderlands 3 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 49 FPS, Medium: 38 FPS, High: 26 FPS and Ultra: 19 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order is predicted to return 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 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Borderlands 3 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 37 FPS, Medium: 29 FPS, High: 20 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. We then checked the performance on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 103% better and can meet 901 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 52% better and can meet 694 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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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
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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
4096 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
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1279 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 MHz
Power
Max Power
160 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by EVGA.


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 remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's ACX 2.0+ Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


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GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 54%
Death Stranding 5% 112%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16% 54%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 54%
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 112%
Planet Zoo 18% 66%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 112%
Diablo 4 5% 112%
Borderlands 3 0% 63%
FIFA 20 40% 18%
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition Extras
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CPU (30% overclock)

2014
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12 GB

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Core & boost: 1532
Memory: 2053
Voltage: 1.25
ASIC: 76.5%

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2014
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Will this card with a 20-30% overclock sit besides the 970?

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2019
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$329.00
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$799.00
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16 GB

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Not really man its more closer to gtx770

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2014
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I got this card at a stunning 220 euro. Will sell my friends 650TI and give him my 560TI, hopefully he can sell the 650 for 70 (since it is almost new).
Saturday I'll get it

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2017
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8 GB

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Hi, I was wondering if someone can tell me if this test rig is good? Is there any suggestions? Tips? on building a pc for the first time? Can it play the Witcher 3 on 1080p Medium 60fps?
I plan on building this in November

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2017
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… cuz I'll just be saving up from my first summer job. I'll probably buy this on a sale like Black Friday

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2014
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Hi friend.
you can run witcher 3 at Tweaked ultra 50-60 fps :D
(I do. That is how I know :P )

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2017
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Thanks :)

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2012
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16 GB

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Finally! I have been waiting for my card to be added. I have had to deal with the 2GB Edition and I felt incomplete having to deal with it. Now I can have all 4GB's of Vram glory to show off to the world. (Note: The thing about the Vram being bumped to 4GB's as a marketing gimmick us ridiculous.)

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2018
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$500.00
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GTX 970 are 256-bit and can't utilize more than 3.5GB vRAM, so how is 4GB vRAM on a 128-bit card not a gimmick? You need to run the GTX 960 in SLI to benefit from the additional 2 GBs of vRAM :)

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Thats not completely true. Benchmarks were taken by myself and others showing that some newer games are starting to require more than 2Gigs of Vram. So going for this 4Gig model. It takes away stuttering and at times does give better performance for games that do take more than 2 gigs. I.e The witcher 3.

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2018
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960 have two 2gb pools, so when it uses lets say 1.5gb in one pool, the other pool mirrors, showing a total of 3gb usage. But in fact the GPU only uses 1.5gb, because the vRAM aren't stacked. Which mean there won't be any performance difference between 960 2gb and 960 4gb running with similar settings.

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