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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

How well will the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 206 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

A GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Ultra - 15 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Need For Speed Heat which is 21 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Fortnite: Chapter 2 performs on this hardware, which gets a good 73 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to see how the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 30 FPS, Medium: 24 FPS, High: 16 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. Next we looked at Need For Speed Heat which was weak with a 16 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Fortnite: Chapter 2 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 55. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 101% better and can run 879 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 58% better performance and can run 747 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is released on 05 Mar 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
83 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 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
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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1241 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Gigabyte.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1241MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1304MHz, 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 Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X cooling system which is equipped with high performance pure cooper heat-pipes which direct touch the GPU can strengthen the speed of heat dissipation. Besides, the air flow is effectively enhanced by the unique blade fan design, this not only increase the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence but also results a lower noise level..


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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 14% 50%
Cyberpunk 2077 7% 106%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 44% 7%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 106%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 19% 50%
Doom Eternal 27% 29%
FIFA 20 42% 20%
Grand Theft Auto VI 40% 129%
Need For Speed Heat 16% 50%
Halo: Reach 79% 52%
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Does this gpu will work with my cpu?

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It would be a little bottleneck, but, you should be good.

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Would this graphics card be a good upgrade for my computer? Also I have a 500W power supply, would this be enough to handle it?

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yes it will.. its going to be pretty good upgrade… but i would wait for next line gpus what they bring

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