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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 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.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition get on latest AAA 2021 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. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 170.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Days Gone with 16 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Forza Horizon 5 which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Dying Light 2 which we predict will get a weak 0 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Days Gone to see how the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 32 FPS, Medium: 25 FPS, High: 17 FPS and Ultra: 12 FPS. Next we looked at Forza Horizon 5 which we predict will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Dying Light 2 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition we get the impression that it is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

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? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 67% better and can run 628 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. 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 312 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
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)
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
1.7
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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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