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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 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.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2019. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 231 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Need For Speed Heat getting 15 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition, Borderlands 3 getting 15 FPS and FIFA 20 getting 82 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition ran Need For Speed Heat to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. Another game tested was Borderlands 3, L: 29FPS, M: 23FPS, H: 15FPS, U: 11FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on FIFA 20, which returned L: 140FPS, M: 117FPS, H: 86FPS, U: 62FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition PC gaming is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB 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 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 114% better and can run 901 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 694 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 60% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 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 & 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 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB 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 and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


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 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
58%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 8% 62%
Death Stranding 0% 123%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 62%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 123%
Planet Zoo 14% 74%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 123%
Diablo 4 11% 123%
Borderlands 3 5% 71%
FIFA 20 37% 14%
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