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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition
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.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
79 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
39 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
1165 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 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
1.6
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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX 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 1165MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1228MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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

Cooling Solution
Packed with GIGABYTE’s unique blade fan design and pure copper heat pipe direct touch (HDT) technology, delivering superior cooling capacity and heat transfer efficiency at an extremely low noise level. Optimized fan speed according to real-time GPU temperature, effectively improving power efficiency. Measuring merely 17cm in length, the card, perfectly compatible for building most of the PCs from ATX to mini-ITX.

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

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