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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 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 Palit JetStream 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 158 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Grand Theft Auto VI on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Battlefield 2042 which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Far Cry 6 performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 0 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI to predict how the GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 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 Battlefield 2042 which we predict will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Far Cry 6 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. 1440p GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition PC gaming is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 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 Palit JetStream 4GB 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 625 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 41% better performance and can run 311 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition was released on 20 Mar 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 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 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 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Palit.

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 Palit's JetStream Cooling Solution, meaning the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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