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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 198 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition can run Days Gone at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 49 FPS, Medium: 38 FPS, High: 26 FPS and Ultra: 19 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

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 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Days Gone and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 37 FPS, Medium: 29 FPS, High: 20 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. We then checked the performance on Grand Theft Auto VI to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition, this is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB 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 4GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 62% better performance and can run 633 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 34% better performance and can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB 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
4096MB
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
1.9
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GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB 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
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB. This would prove useful in a few circumstances because some modern 3D Games require 4GB of Memory for Textures.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 4GB of Memory are needed - such as 2560x1600 Gaming, a Larger Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.

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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