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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB 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. The GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 211 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

A GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Diablo 4 on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which is 9 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Planet Zoo performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 0 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Diablo 4 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, L: 17FPS, M: 13FPS, H: 9FPS, U: 6FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Planet Zoo, which returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB 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 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 117% better performance and can run 901 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 60% better and can meet 685 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition is released on 10 Mar 2015

GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 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
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 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 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by PNY.


Overclock: Central Unit
None.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate no performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
70%
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%
Halo: Reach 77% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 123%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 123%
Borderlands 3 5% 71%
FIFA 20 37% 14%
Death Stranding 0% 123%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%
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