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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition

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

The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

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 Gainward Phantom GLH 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 2021. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 212 games in the list.

The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Far Cry 6 at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Dying Light 2 which we predict will get weak frame rates of 0 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Battlefield 2042, which is predicted to get 0 FPS under tests.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Far Cry 6 will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Dying Light 2 running on GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Battlefield 2042 is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 633 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 59% better performance as well. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 32% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 312 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
28 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
86 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
1800MHz
Memory Bus
128bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1279 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 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
2.1
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GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 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 1279MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1342MHz, 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 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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