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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB 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 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 162 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Resident Evil 8 getting 0 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition, Far Cry 6 predicted to get 0 FPS and Battlefield 2042 predicted to get 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition ran Resident Evil 8 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game researched was Far Cry 6 with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Battlefield 2042, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 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 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 633 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 71% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 41% more powerful and can run 312 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
75 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-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 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.

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 EVGA's ACX 2.0+ Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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