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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
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 215 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Death Stranding on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Planet Zoo which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a weak 0 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Death Stranding on the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Planet Zoo which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 0 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Cyberpunk 2077 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition, this is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

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? 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 2GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 114% better and can meet 897 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 60% more powerful and can run 686 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
20 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
112.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
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Resolution Performance
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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.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
70%
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11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 123%
Red Dead Redemption 2 8% 62%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 62%
Halo: Reach 77% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 123%
FIFA 20 37% 14%
Death Stranding 0% 123%
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 123%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%
Borderlands 3 5% 71%
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