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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 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 we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 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. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 176.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Star Citizen with 28 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Back 4 Blood which we saw getting a playable 28 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Star Citizen to predict how the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 56 FPS, Medium: 44 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. Next we looked at Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Back 4 Blood that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 21. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition, this is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 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 AMP! v2 2GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 68% more powerful and can run 725 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which meets 304 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 34% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 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
2
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
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GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 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 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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