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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 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 performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. The GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 162 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Back 4 Blood will get 24 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition, Forza Horizon 5 predicted to get 22 FPS and Star Citizen predicted to get 20 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Back 4 Blood might perform on it leading us to predict a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 48 FPS, Medium: 38 FPS, High: 26 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. We then checked out Forza Horizon 5 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 44FPS, M: 35FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 17FPS. And another popular game was Star Citizen with predictions of L: 39FPS, M: 31FPS, H: 21FPS, U: 15FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 71% better and can meet 633 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, as it can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 41% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB 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
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
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
1.6
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GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB 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 and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

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 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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