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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 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 we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 177 games in todays list.

A GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running FIFA 22 on Ultra - 54 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Forza Horizon 5 which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Battlefield 2042 performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 0 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran FIFA 22 on the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 108FPS, M: 85FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 41FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Forza Horizon 5 which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 0 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Battlefield 2042 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 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 AMP! 2GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 68% better and can meet 725 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, as it can run 305 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 34% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
85 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
43 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
1266 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 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
17
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GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 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 1266MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1329MHz, 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 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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