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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 149 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Battlefield 2042 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We proceeded to look at Grand Theft Auto VI to see how that compared and predict that it will return a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Battlefield 2042 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked the performance on Grand Theft Auto VI to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 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 OC 2GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 73% better and can run 725 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 38% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 305 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
79 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
1176 MHz
Boost Clock
1241 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
14
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GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 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 1176MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1241MHz, 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 Armor 2X Thermal Design. This means the card runs cooler under load.

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

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