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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

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

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 205 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We proceeded to look at Far Cry 6 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added Far Cry 6 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Back 4 Blood which got 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 58% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 616 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 30% more powerful and can run 309 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 05 Mar 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
83 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 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
4096MB
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
1241 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
20
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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1241MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1304MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X cooling system which is equipped with high performance pure cooper heat-pipes which direct touch the GPU can strengthen the speed of heat dissipation. Besides, the air flow is effectively enhanced by the unique blade fan design, this not only increase the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence but also results a lower noise level..

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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