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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2022. 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. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 176 games in the list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Forza Horizon 5 getting 0 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition, FIFA 22 getting 54 FPS and Far Cry 6 getting 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Forza Horizon 5 to see how the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we looked at FIFA 22 which was playable with a 41 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Far Cry 6 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition running at 1440p is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which is 68% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 725 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 304 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 34% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
84 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120 x 3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048MB
Memory Speed
1800MHz
Memory Bus
128bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1253 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 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
GD Official
GD RATING
17
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GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1253MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1317MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1800MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Asus's DirectCU II cooling technology which outperforms reference designs with an exclusive 10mm heatpipe that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU.

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

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