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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition

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

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

GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 194 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 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition can run Dying Light 2 at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Far Cry 6 returns a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition by researching Dying Light 2 leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Far Cry 6 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Back 4 Blood which gets weak results with a 21FPS on Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo 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 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 62% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 625 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 311 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 34% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
26 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition was released on 05 May 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
84 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 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
1253 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 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
1.9
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GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1253MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1317MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 990MHz, instead of 970MHz.

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
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Asus's Turbo Cooling with Tough ball-bearings on both sides of the fan housing provide greater strength and higher heat tolerance. With reduced friction, it also runs smoother, further improving 4X longer card lifespan.

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

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