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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition run games
One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition in your PC? Its upgrade time for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

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The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is released on the 10 Mar 2015
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 33.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

33.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 47.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

47.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 35.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

35.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 44.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

44.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 52.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

52.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 32.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 32.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

32.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 43.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

43.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 55.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

55.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 41 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 35 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

35 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 24.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

24.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 34.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

34.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 41.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

41.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 41.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 99.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

99.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 25.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

25.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 29 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

29 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 46.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

46.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 56.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

56.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 44.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

44.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 25.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

25.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 35.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

35.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 13 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 19.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

19.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 16.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

16.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 12.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

12.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 14.2 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

14.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 19.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 13 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 26.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

26.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 15 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 16.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

16.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 11.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

11.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 16.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

16.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 14.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

14.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 15.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

15.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 26.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

26.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 12.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

12.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 15.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

15.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 19.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

19.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 25.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

25.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 24.2 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 12.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

12.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition gets 18.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

18.6 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
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Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
83 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
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
4096 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
1241 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 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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GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB 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 1241MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1304MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB - a gimmick in most situations, as the graphics card doesn't prove to be powerful enough to run under circumstances in which 4GB are needed.


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 4% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.


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Could I upgrade to this graphic card?

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is this a good choise with my MOBO and CPU ?

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yea good balance :)

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Hi guys!I want to upgrate to this card.Will my cpu handle it?Please help!

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There won't be any bottleneck.

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Thanks for the reply!Much appriciated!:)

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I recently bought this card and i am very pleased. Good price per fps.

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yes you are right.but the r9280x tri x vaporx oc edition is better.it was cheap around 2013-2014

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Maybe, but i don't like radeon anymore because of the driver problems. I own an radeon hd 6990 and the amd catalyst is so bad… Geforce experience is way more better. Its my firs nvidia videocard and i would never buy an amd again, maybe if they will improve the catalyst.

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back in time there were more problems with cf sli not becouse drivers but maybi becouse devs were to lazy to make sli cf working properly now crossfire and sli have bin improved by alot also omega drivers from amd are good so i dont see any problems here you might had bad luck with your games just…

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My AMD A8 6500 match this card?

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Recently bought this as part of a new build and its running like a charm :) the 4gb memory gives it awesome flexibility between graphic settings in graphic intensive games.

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do my cpu match this card? please help

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I would recommend upgrading your CPU in the future, but for now it should fine.

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Which GPU would be better for my 6300: this one or Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB? Would having an all-AMD rig get my any kind of advantage in performance etc?

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No performance advantage
and 380 is better card but not much

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R9 380, get's very hot tho, I have this GPU and I get 65 degrees when I'm running Arma 3 on OC and everything maxed -45 fps.
Which I guess it's pretty good.

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Would it be a worthy upgrade?

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Probably, I'm contemplating upgrading too but I'm not sure if I should get the Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB or this one

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I need Shadowplay for my YouTubing, so the 960 is already good. I'm really trying to get the 960 4GB but I just sometimes think it could have been better. Like if you watch a side by side comparison you only notice about 10-15 fps difference which, to be honest, I'm not even sure if its worth it…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQI8GZknfIQ

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not worth gtx 970 or r9 290 should be worth upgrade even r9 280x is better then r9 380

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I need something around the price range of this card though…

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trust me r9 290 is lot more powerfull then gtx 960 or r9 380 it will cary you atleast 2-3years more playing games on ultra tweaked ultra settings 1080p for sure.. you are going to get only about 15-20more performance so this means only 10fps +- more… id say not worth at all

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is it okay such amount of vram is 4gb but memory bus only 128bit?? I wanna buy this GPU if it doesnt consume too much memory

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