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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

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 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 270 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition shows us that Borderlands 3 is getting a weak result of 19 FPS, and then we are seeing Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order returning a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Need For Speed Heat which is getting 19 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

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 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition ran Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was Need For Speed Heat, L: 37FPS, M: 29FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 14FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Borderlands 3, which returned L: 37FPS, M: 29FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 14FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition PC gaming is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 107% better performance and can run 901 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 52% better and can run 685 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
85 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
43 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
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1266 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Galax & KFA.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1266MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1329MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB. This would prove useful in a few circumstances because some modern 3D Games require 4GB of Memory for Textures.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 4GB of Memory are needed - such as 2560x1600 Gaming, a Larger Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.


Cooling Solution
Features KFA2 exclusive Silence Extreme Plus technology, which disengages active cooling at idle for true zero-decibel operation.


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


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
62%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 54%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 112%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16% 54%
Halo: Reach 78% 51%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 112%
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 112%
Borderlands 3 0% 63%
FIFA 20 40% 18%
Death Stranding 5% 112%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 54%
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