10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.
All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.
Lets look at the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 166 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition shows us that Star Citizen is predicted to get a playable result of 27 FPS, and then we are seeing Dying Light 2 returning a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the FIFA 22 which is getting 53 frames per second 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 Gaming 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Dying Light 2 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 FIFA 22 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.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 time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months. Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
which is 69% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 716 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
which meets 300 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 35% better performance.