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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

How well will the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 194 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Days Gone with 19 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Dying Light 2 which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Forza Horizon 5 which we predict will get a weak 0 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition ran Days Gone to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 37 FPS, Medium: 29 FPS, High: 20 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. Another game researched was Dying Light 2 with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Forza Horizon 5, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

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

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 62% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 625 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. This PC hardware upgrade performs 34% better and can run 311 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition was released on 05 May 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB 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
$219.99
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
1253 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 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
1.9
Approved

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB 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 1317MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 990MHz, instead of 970MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Asus's Turbo Cooling with Tough ball-bearings on both sides of the fan housing provide greater strength and higher heat tolerance. With reduced friction, it also runs smoother, further improving 4X longer card lifespan.

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

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