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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 181 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition shows us that Star Citizen is predicted to get a weak result of 22 FPS, and then we are seeing Dying Light 2 predicted to return a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Back 4 Blood which is getting 27 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Dying Light 2 to predict how the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we looked at Back 4 Blood which was weak with a 20 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Star Citizen that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 17. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 617 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 66% increased graphics performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, as it can run 309 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 37% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB 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
2048MB
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
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1253 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
18
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GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1190MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1253MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Dual Fan Twin Frozr V Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

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

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