10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini 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.
Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 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. This graphics hardware can run 190 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.
Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Back 4 Blood with 27 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at FIFA 22 which returns a reasonable 53 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Star Citizen which we predict will get a weak 22 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 Mini OC 2GB Edition ran Back 4 Blood to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 53 FPS, Medium: 42 FPS, High: 28 FPS and Ultra: 20 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 106FPS, M: 83FPS, H: 56FPS, U: 40FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 44FPS, M: 35FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 17FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition in your PC?
We think this GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini 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 Mini OC 2GB Edition?
A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
, which has 66% better performance and can run 625 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, as it can run 311 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 37% increased graphics performance.