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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition

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2.8
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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

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? This GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition graphics card has reached the end of its ability to run games released today. If you have it in your gaming PC then it’s time to upgrade your graphics solution.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 105% better performance and can run 853 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 68% better and can meet 790 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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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)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
65%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 114%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 27% 56%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 46% 46%
Marvel's Avengers 24% 56%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 29% 10%
Valorant 94% 85%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 3% 180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4% 114%
Grand Theft Auto VI 46% 132%
Death Stranding 6% 65%
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