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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition run 2023 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. 169 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

A GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Resident Evil 8 on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Battlefield 2042 which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Days Gone performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 19 FPS.

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 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Resident Evil 8 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 Battlefield 2042 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition running at 1440p is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which is 68% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 716 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 34% better and can meet 300 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
85 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
43 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
2048MB
Memory Speed
1753MHz
Memory Bus
128bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
112.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1266 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
16
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GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Galax & KFA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1266MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1329MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Features KFA2 exclusive Silence Extreme Plus technology, which disengages active cooling at idle for true zero-decibel operation.

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

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