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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
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 2021. 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 198 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 weak result of 23 FPS, and then we are seeing Dying Light 2 predicted to return a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the FIFA 22 which is predicted to get 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 predict it will 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 predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be 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 4GB which is 64% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 634 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 312 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 35% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
25 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 10 Mar 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
GPU
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)
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
4096MB
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
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
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
1.9
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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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