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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition run games
One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements.

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

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition graphics card has reached the end of its ability to run games released today. If you have it in your gaming PC then it’s time to upgrade your graphics solution.

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The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition is released on the 22 Jan 2015
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 33.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

33.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 48.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

48.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 35.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

35.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 45 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

45 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 53.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

53.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 32.4 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

32.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 33 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 43.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

43.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 56.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

56.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 41.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

41.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 35.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

35.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 25.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

25.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 35.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

35.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 41.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

41.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 41.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

41.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 100.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

100.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 25.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 29.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 46.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

46.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 56.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

56.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 26.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

26.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 33.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

33.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 44.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

44.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 25.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 35.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

35.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 28.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 18.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 50.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

50.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 42.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

42.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 18.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

18.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 44.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

44.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 35.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

35.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 22.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

22.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 13.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

13.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 19.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 16.6 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

16.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 12.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

12.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 14.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

14.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 19.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 13.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

13.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 26.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

26.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 15.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

15.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 16.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

16.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 11.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

11.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 16.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

16.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 14.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

14.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 15.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 26.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

26.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 12.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

12.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 10.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

10.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 15.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

15.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 19.6 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

19.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

9 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 25.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

25.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 24.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

24.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 12.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

12.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition gets 18.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

18.7 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition
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Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
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28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
84 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 GPixel/s
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1024
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Tensor Cores
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4.5
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5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
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Memory
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4096 MB
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1753 MHz
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128 Bit
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112.2GB/sec
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1024KB
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1253 MHz
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1317 MHz
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GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Asus.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1253MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1316MHz, 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 marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Asus's DirectCU II cooling technology which outperforms reference designs with an exclusive 10mm heatpipe that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


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GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Cyberpunk 2077 5% 112%
Grand Theft Auto VI 44% 136%
eFootball PES 2020 25% 5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5% 112%
F1 2019 78% 76%
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 13% 7%
Borderlands 3 42% 63%
Doom Eternal 25% 33%
The Division 2 32% 136%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 55% 118%
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Will this gpu work with my current psu and cpu? (Cooler Master Elite Power 500W)
Thanks in advance!

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Yes it will :)

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Will this work with my cpu? :D

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your cpu will bottleneck this gpu

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hey would this card bottleneck with an i3 4130 no oc or anything else with a 450w lepa power supply

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will be ok

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can my power supply handle this card? i have 320 watt power supply, no cd-rom or extra overclocking equipment.

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i dnt think so.. u need at least 450w ps..

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ok, Thanks.

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getting a ton of fps with batman arkham knight on medium settings having v-sync enabled.Frickin love this card

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great card for price 235 €

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Can I safely use it with my Thermaltake Litepower 450w PSU? And will it bottleneck with my CPU?

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yes that psu is more then enough for your setup… about bottleneck it may be present in some havy cpu demanding games but not by that much

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You should get GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB instead, for 4GB will only benefit from SLI.

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Thanks, :) and sorry for late replay.

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You're welcome :)

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Thanks.

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Been using it for a few weeks now, decent GPU for gamers looking to play GTA V, Witcher 3, Far Cry 4 etc. on high-Ultra with atleast 50fps.Gamers looking for more should get a 970 or a R9 390.

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very bad GPU

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why is that?? your own is not even close to this in performance.

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4GB vram on 128bit bus hahaha :D.
This gpu is joke.

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rly ? what's bad about it ? I want to get this graphic card so tell me if t's bad

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Read the description buddy.
(..) 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.

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Not always, AC unity and far cry 4 does benefit from it.


See for yourself http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/1888-evga-supersc-4gb-960-benchmark-vs-2gb/Page-2

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They are comparing an Asus GTX 960 2GB with a EVGA GTX 960 4GB. That is not a valid comparison.

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also marketing ;)

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They are nearly identical, nothing wrong there.

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No they're not. EVGA's higher clocked and even it weren't, the voltage and temperature affect the max boost. That review is faulty.

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Bro, You think this card will use 4GB? Even gtx970 (256BIT BUS!!!!) has trouble and only 3.5GB works fine, the last 512mb is slow. So i don't believe gtx960 can use more then 2-2.5GB…

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Absolutely True.

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In the circumstances in which 4GB are needed, the GPU itself (Maxwell GM206-300-A1) is not powerful enough. That's the main problem.
It's like saying you have a large warehouse at the end of the highway waiting to be filled but the lanes are so tight (memory bandwidth) and the cards are so slow (GPU) that you can never really fill the warehouse at convenient time.

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Yup.

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so is it worth getting or not ?

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Of course not, you will pay for 4GB but you can use only 2.

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No, get the 2gb version and save your money.

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and what do you guys think of the msi gtx960 with 4gb vram ?

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again it's the same card, different cooler, cooler brand and different 3rd party brand, but it's the same card, save your money and buy the 2gb Version.

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ok and thanks :)

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no problems :)

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I'm gonna have to disagree with the "gimmick" blanket statement being tossed around on GD. In some rare isolated cases the extra frame buffer does help in some games for texture memory sizes. A really good example for this is the game Watch dogs. Having that extra 2GB allows for in-game settings to "high" as apposed to Medium without stuttering… So to give it a blanket statement like this is actually misleading in itself. GD needs to review this policy imo…

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not exactly, because the gpu can't use more than 2GB of Vram, or in other words, it can't access all of them at full speed(like the gtx 970's 3.5GB out of 4GB) or at all at the same time, which renders them useless.

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Well it actually happened for that game…Explain why then…

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This is not a policy it's more like physics. Now I've seen quite a few benchmarks on the gtx960 2gb vs 4gb including frame-times / frame latency, never heard or seen that phenomenon

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I actually have a blog on watch dogs and this very issue. Have a looksee: Link

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have you tried the game since then?

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In games with diretx12 lot of RAM is needed. Forza motorsport 6 Apex is an example. The gtx 960 4 gb VRAM advantage playing at ultra.

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A game does NOt determine how much Vram a GPU can get extra performance from, the bandwidth and overall performance of the GPU does.

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Guys I bought this and the 4GB frame buffer is perfectly validated.
GTA V, Batman Arkham Knight and some other games go beyond 2GB on my card (even 3.5+GB)and I keep textures and details at max at 1080p with AA on with no stuttering.

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And there was people saying that this gpu is a waste because it don´t use all of its vram xD.

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