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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. 130 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

A GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Cyberpunk 2077 on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Star Citizen which is 39 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a weak 0 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition by researching Cyberpunk 2077 leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions 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 playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 30 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 101% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 872 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 58% better and can run 726 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition is released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
83 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$229.99
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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1241 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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 1241MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1304MHz, 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 Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X cooling system which is equipped with high performance pure cooper heat-pipes which direct touch the GPU can strengthen the speed of heat dissipation. Besides, the air flow is effectively enhanced by the unique blade fan design, this not only increase the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence but also results a lower noise level..


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
57%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Doom Eternal 53% 53%
Half-Life: Alyx 59% 127%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 42% 45%
Cyberpunk 2077 7% 106%
Grand Theft Auto VI 40% 129%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 52% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 106%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 31% 45%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 31% 39%
Minecraft RTX 123% 169%
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