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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB 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.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 190 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Star Citizen will get 22 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition, FIFA 22 getting 53 FPS and Dying Light 2 predicted to get 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Star Citizen on the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 44FPS, M: 35FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 17FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was FIFA 22 which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 40 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Dying Light 2 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 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 Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 625 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 66% better performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 37% better performance and can run 311 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
80 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
40 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
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1253 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 100ME 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB 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 1190MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1253MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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

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 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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