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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 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 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 158 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition shows us that Star Citizen is predicted to get a weak result of 20 FPS, and then we are seeing Battlefield 2042 predicted to return a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Days Gone which is getting 15 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Battlefield 2042 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was Days Gone, L: 29FPS, M: 23FPS, H: 15FPS, U: 11FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 39FPS, M: 31FPS, H: 21FPS, U: 15FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 71% better and can meet 625 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 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 41% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition was released on 10 Mar 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
75 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 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
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 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
1.5
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GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by PNY.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate no performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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