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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB 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.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen 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 227 games in todays list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition is running Need For Speed Heat and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 16 frames per second. Comparing this to Diablo 4 which is predicted to get weak results, where it averages 0 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, which is running at 0 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Need For Speed Heat to see how the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 32 FPS, Medium: 25 FPS, High: 17 FPS and Ultra: 12 FPS. Next we looked at Diablo 4 which we predict will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition, this is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB 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 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 113% better and can meet 901 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 685 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 57% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition was released on 29 Jun 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
80 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
40 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
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1253 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
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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Gigabyte.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1190MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1253MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 2X With Unique Blade Fan which is Equipped with two 90mm unique blade fan and three copper heat pipes. The airflow is split through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
66%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 118%
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 59%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14% 59%
Halo: Reach 78% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 118%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 118%
Borderlands 3 2% 68%
FIFA 20 38% 15%
Death Stranding 2% 118%
Need For Speed Heat 11% 59%
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