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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition

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

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 158 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition can run Far Cry 6 at 1080p and saw it 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 Back 4 Blood returns a weak 24 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Far Cry 6 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Back 4 Blood running on GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition which gets L: 48FPS, M: 38FPS, H: 26FPS, U: 18FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 MSI 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 2GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 625 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 71% better performance as well. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 41% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 311 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
75 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 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
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 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
1.5
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GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.

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

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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