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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 170 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition is running FIFA 22 and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 52 frames per second. Comparing this to Days Gone which is getting weak results, where it averages 16 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Star Citizen, which is predicted to run at 22 frames per second.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition ran FIFA 22 to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 105 FPS, Medium: 82 FPS, High: 56 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. Another game tested was Days Gone, L: 32FPS, M: 25FPS, H: 17FPS, U: 12FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 44FPS, M: 35FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 17FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 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 v2 2GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 628 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 67% better performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 38% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 312 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 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
2
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 v2 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 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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