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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 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 PNY 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. 158 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition can run Star Citizen at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 51 FPS, Medium: 41 FPS, High: 27 FPS and Ultra: 20 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Star Citizen will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 39 FPS, Medium: 31 FPS, High: 21 FPS and Ultra: 15 FPS. Next we have Grand Theft Auto VI running on GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Battlefield 2042 is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 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 PNY 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 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 PNY 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 71% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 625 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 41% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 311 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
75 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 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
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 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
1.5
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GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by PNY.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.

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

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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