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GPU Architecture

Core Speed 980 Mhz 1127 Mhz
Boost Clock - 1178 Mhz
Architecture GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Release Date - -
Notebook GPU No No

Resolution Performance

1920x1080
2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory 4096 MB 2048 MB
Memory Speed 1475 MHz 1753 MHz
Memory Bus 256 Bit 128 Bit
Memory Type - -
Memory Bandwidth 188.8GB/sec 112.2GB/sec

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units 1792 1024
Technology 28nm 28nm

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH) 4096x2160 5120x3200
VGA Connections - -
DVI Connections 2 1
HDMI Connections 1 1
DisplayPort Connections - 3

GPU Power Requirements

Power Required (Watts) 190 Watts 120 Watts
Recommended PSU 500 Watts 400 Watts

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM 8 GB 8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080

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AMD Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Performance Review

The Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

How well will the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 202 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a playable frame rate when running Star Citizen on Ultra - 29 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Grand Theft Auto VI which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Forza Horizon 5 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 36 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Star Citizen and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 58 FPS, Medium: 46 FPS, High: 31 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. We added Grand Theft Auto VI to our research and predict it will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Forza Horizon 5 leading us to predict 27 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 62% more powerful and can run 633 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 33% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 312 games from the most demanding games today.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB Performance Review

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 2GB is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 960 2GB is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 162 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The GeForce GTX 960 2GB graphics card is returning a weak performance on Resident Evil 8 at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Star Citizen which we predict will get weak frame rates of 20 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Battlefield 2042, which is predicted to get 0 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 960 2GB by playing Resident Evil 8 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Star Citizen and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 15 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Battlefield 2042 which is predicted to get weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 2GB, this is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 2GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 2GB in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 2GB has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 2GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 2GB would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 633 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 71% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, as it can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 41% increased graphics performance.