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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. 231 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Need For Speed Heat with 16 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Red Dead Redemption 2 which returns a weak 16 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which we saw getting a weak 0 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Need For Speed Heat where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 32 FPS, Medium: 25 FPS, High: 17 FPS and Ultra: 12 FPS. We added Red Dead Redemption 2 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 12 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which got 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition running at 1440p is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 109% better performance and can run 897 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 57% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 686 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
79 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
40 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1177 MHz
Boost Clock
1240 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
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1177MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1240MHz, 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 Zotac's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


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


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GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 118%
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 59%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14% 59%
Halo: Reach 78% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 118%
FIFA 20 38% 15%
Death Stranding 2% 118%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 118%
Need For Speed Heat 11% 59%
Borderlands 3 2% 68%
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Should I get this one or the 4GB MODEL

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the 4 gb model, nowadays games are starting to use more than 2 gb of vram.

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Hey, Does anyone know how to monitor real time CPU GPU usage and temperature. MSI uses after burner I know..!! But Zotac..??


Please help.. Thanks

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You can use MSI afterburner for any card .

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You should download Zotac's official software in their website. Its ZOTAC Firestorm. It monitors temperature, and you can control the fans, usage, and also one-click OC. Its very good I have it :)

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