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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 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.

How well will the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 175 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition shows us that Resident Evil 8 is getting a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Star Citizen predicted to return a weak 23 FPS while another game on our list is the Back 4 Blood which is getting 27 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Star Citizen on the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 46FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Back 4 Blood which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 21 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Resident Evil 8 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition running at 1440p is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, as it can run 726 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 69% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 35% better and can meet 305 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
81 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 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
1800MHz
Memory Bus
128bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1203 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 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
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GD RATING
17
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GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 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 1203MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1800MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gainward's Phantom Cooling Solution which comes with brand new fans design (patent M456684/ZL201320139962.6) that includes Removable fan design – each fan body can be removed to clean if necessary, 4 pieces of copper heat-pipe and copper base - better thermal performance and solid structure.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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