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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 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 we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. 198 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Back 4 Blood which we predict will get playable frame rates of 28 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Resident Evil 8, which was getting 0 FPS under tests.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Grand Theft Auto VI on the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Back 4 Blood which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 21 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Resident Evil 8 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

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? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 62% better and can run 633 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 34% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 312 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
84 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1253 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 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
1.9
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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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