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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 234 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition is running Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 10 frames per second. Comparing this to Borderlands 3 which is getting weak results, where it averages 16 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is FIFA 20, which is running at 83 frames per second.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition at 1440p with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 20 FPS, Medium: 16 FPS, High: 11 FPS and Ultra: 8 FPS. We then checked out Borderlands 3 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 32FPS, M: 25FPS, H: 17FPS, U: 12FPS. And another popular game was FIFA 20 that returned L: 143FPS, M: 119FPS, H: 87FPS, U: 63FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 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 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 109% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 897 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 57% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 685 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB 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
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
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 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Galax.


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.


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
Advanced Dual fan cooler with 3 copper heat pipes to keep both temps and noise to a minimum.


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


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GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
66%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 59%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14% 59%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 118%
Death Stranding 2% 118%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 118%
Need For Speed Heat 11% 59%
Planet Zoo 15% 71%
Diablo 4 8% 118%
FIFA 20 38% 15%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 118%
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