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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 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.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 182 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Forza Horizon 5 getting 0 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition, FIFA 22 getting 54 FPS and Back 4 Blood getting 29 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Forza Horizon 5 on the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was FIFA 22 which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 41 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Back 4 Blood where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 22 FPS. 1440p GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition PC gaming is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB 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 GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 66% more powerful and can run 725 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 33% better performance and can run 304 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
27 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
87 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
44 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$229.99
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
1753MHz
Memory Bus
128bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
112.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1304 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 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
18
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GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1304MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1367MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's ACX 2.0+ Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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