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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition

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

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

GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

How well will the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 171 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Forza Horizon 5 will get 24 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition, Back 4 Blood predicted to get 26 FPS and FIFA 22 predicted to get 52 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

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 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Forza Horizon 5 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 47 FPS, Medium: 37 FPS, High: 25 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. Another game researched was Back 4 Blood with predictions of L: 51FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on FIFA 22, wih estimates revealing L: 105FPS, M: 82FPS, H: 56FPS, U: 40FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

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

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 67% better and can run 633 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. This PC hardware upgrade performs 38% better and can run 312 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 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
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
1.7
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GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

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.
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
Advanced Dual fan cooler with 3 copper heat pipes to keep both temps and noise to a minimum.

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

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