10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX 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.
Game performance for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 167 games in todays list.
A GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Back 4 Blood on Ultra - 26 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Forza Horizon 5 which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Resident Evil 8 performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 0 FPS.
Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition at 1440p with Back 4 Blood, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 51 FPS, Medium: 40 FPS, High: 27 FPS and Ultra: 19 FPS. We then checked out Forza Horizon 5 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And another popular game was Resident Evil 8 that returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition we get the impression that it is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX 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 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine. Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
which is 67% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 625 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 5300
. This PC hardware upgrade performs 38% better and can run 311 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.