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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB 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 Zotac 4GB 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 card runs recommended graphics requirements of 167 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Star Citizen will get 22 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition, FIFA 22 getting 52 FPS and Days Gone getting 16 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Star Citizen and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 44 FPS, Medium: 35 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. We added FIFA 22 to our tests and saw it was playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Days Gone which got 12 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 625 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 67% better performance as well. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which meets 311 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 38% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition was released on 11 Mar 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
79 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
40 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
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1177 MHz
Boost Clock
1240 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 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
1.6
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GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1177MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1240MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
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 Zotac's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

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

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