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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 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 Gainward OC 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. The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 171 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition can run Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 62 FPS, Medium: 49 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Dying Light 2 is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Forza Horizon 5 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 47 FPS, Medium: 37 FPS, High: 25 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. We then checked the performance on Dying Light 2 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition, this is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 67% better and can meet 633 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 38% better performance and can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
79 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
39 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
1165 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 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 Gainward OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Gainward.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1165MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1228MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

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

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