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GPU Architecture

Core Speed 1241 Mhz 1100 Mhz
Boost Clock 1304 Mhz 1150 Mhz
Architecture Maxwell GM206-300-A1 (x2) GCN 1.1 Curacao XT
Release Date - -
Notebook GPU No No

Resolution Performance

1920x1080
2560x1440
3840x2160

GPU Memory

Memory 8192 MB 2048 MB
Memory Speed 1753 MHz 1500 MHz
Memory Bus 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory Type - -
Memory Bandwidth 224.4GB/sec 192GB/sec

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units 2048 1280
Technology 28nm 28nm

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH) 4096x2160 4096x2160
VGA Connections - -
DVI Connections 1 2
HDMI Connections 1 1
DisplayPort Connections - -

GPU Power Requirements

Power Required (Watts) 240 Watts 180 Watts
Recommended PSU 500 Watts 500 Watts

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM 8 GB 8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution 2560x1440 1920x1080

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI Performance Review

This GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 374 games in the list.

A GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Far Cry 6 on Ultra - 18 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Back 4 Blood which is 50 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Battlefield 2042 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a weak 7 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Far Cry 6 to see how the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 36 FPS, Medium: 29 FPS, High: 19 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. Next we looked at Back 4 Blood which was playable with a 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Battlefield 2042 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 5. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 975 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 74% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 965 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 65% better performance as well.

AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition Performance Review

DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC 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 Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 90% better performance and can run 628 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 57% more powerful and can run 312 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.