GeForce_GTX_960_Asus_Mini_OC_2GB_Edition
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition

GD Rating

1.9
Check Prices
How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition
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.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
80 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
40 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$214
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
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1253 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 27 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 Mini OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1190MHz, instead of 1127MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1253MHz, instead of 1178MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
20% Cooler and Vastly Quieter with exclusive Mini thermal solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

Source [ Pip ]