Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming 4GB review

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VRAM Analysis 2GB vs 4GB - Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor 2GB versus 4GB



Above, the percentile chart of the 28 seconds gaming @ 2560x1440. Here we plot FPS and place it in relation to percentiles. As you can see almost 45 FPS for the tested card.


We cannot detect a significant glitch or stutter in frametime scaling (chart wise) that is extremely significant or long-lasting. For those that do not understand what you are looking at, the above is a game-time scene recorded for about 40 seconds. With this chart, lower = better. Huge spikes above 40 ms to 50 ms can be considered a problem like a stutter or indicate a low framerate.

What is interesting to see is that the 4GB version utilized over 3GB memory here, the 2GB version obviously can only utilize 2GB. That has no effect on FPS or game rendering experience whatsoever though.

With VRAM analyzed we can conclude that 2GB of 4GB hardly will have an effect on the average framerate, but in higher resolutions with certain games it can prevent loading textures or caching shaders, and that helps again a bit of stuttering here and there.

We will now continue towards our regular benchmarks.

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