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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 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.

How well will the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 158 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition shows us that Star Citizen is predicted to get a weak result of 20 FPS, and then we are seeing Forza Horizon 5 predicted to return a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Far Cry 6 which is getting 0 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Forza Horizon 5 to predict how the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we looked at Far Cry 6 which was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Star Citizen that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 15. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 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 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 71% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 625 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 41% more powerful and can run 311 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition was released on 03 Mar 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 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 & 37 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
1.5
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GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Inno3D.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit remains clocked at the same speed.

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 Inno3D's Single Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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