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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 167 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition shows us that Back 4 Blood is getting a playable result of 26 FPS, and then we are seeing Dying Light 2 predicted to return a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the FIFA 22 which is getting 52 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Dying Light 2 on the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was FIFA 22 which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 40 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Back 4 Blood where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 19 FPS. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 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 Galax OC 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 67% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 625 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, as it can run 311 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 38% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Galax 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1165 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 42 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
1.6
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GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

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 Reference Cooling System has been replaced by an advanced dual fan cooler and 3 copper heat pipes to keep both temps and noise to a minimum.

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

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