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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB 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 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB 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 card runs recommended graphics requirements of 207 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Death Stranding at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Diablo 4 which we predict will get weak frame rates of 0 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Red Dead Redemption 2, which was getting 15 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition by researching Death Stranding leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Diablo 4 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Red Dead Redemption 2 which gets weak results with a 11FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition, this is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 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 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 899 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 117% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 683 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 60% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition is released on 03 Mar 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB 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
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
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 37 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 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Inno3D.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit remains clocked at the same speed.


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 Inno3D's Single Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


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GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
65%
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%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 123%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 123%
Halo: Reach 77% 48%
Borderlands 3 5% 71%
Death Stranding 0% 123%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%
FIFA 20 37% 14%
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