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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

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

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. 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 212 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 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition is predicted to run Grand Theft Auto VI with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to FIFA 22 which is predicted to get reasonable results, where it averages 55 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Battlefield 2042, which is predicted to run at 0 frames per second.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added FIFA 22 to our research and predict it will be playable with a 42 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Battlefield 2042 leading us to predict 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition, this is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB 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 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 59% 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 32% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 312 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
28 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
82 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 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
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
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1279 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
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GD RATING
2.1
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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 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 1216MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1279MHz, 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 2X With Unique Blade Fan which is Equipped with two 90mm unique blade fan and three copper heat pipes. The airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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