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

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 280.

The GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Diablo 4 at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Need For Speed Heat which we saw got weak frame rates of 19 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Death Stranding, which is predicted to get 0 FPS under tests.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Diablo 4 will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Need For Speed Heat running on GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition which gets L: 38FPS, M: 30FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 14FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Death Stranding is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB 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 EVGA FTW 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 102% better and can meet 897 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 685 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 51% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
27 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
87 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
44 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
$259.99
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
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1304 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW 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 1304MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1367MHz, 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 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


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GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
60%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 13% 53%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 17% 53%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 110%
Death Stranding 6% 110%
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 110%
Need For Speed Heat 14% 53%
Planet Zoo 19% 64%
Diablo 4 4% 110%
FIFA 20 41% 19%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6% 110%
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