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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 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.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 173 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Battlefield 2042 getting 0 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition, Resident Evil 8 getting 0 FPS and Dying Light 2 getting 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Battlefield 2042 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked the performance on Resident Evil 8 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 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 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which meets 726 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 71% better performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which meets 305 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 37% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition was released on 29 Jun 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB 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
$239
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
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1253 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
17
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GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1190MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1253MHz, 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
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System: the airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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