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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 171 games in todays list.

The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Resident Evil 8 at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get weak frame rates of 0 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Battlefield 2042, which is predicted to get 0 FPS under tests.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition at 1440p with Resident Evil 8, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And another popular game was Battlefield 2042 with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 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 Tiger OC 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 633 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 67% increased graphics performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 312 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 38% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition was released on 10 Mar 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
79 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
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
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1241 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
1.7
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GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 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 1178MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1241MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Armor 2X Thermal Design.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

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