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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 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 2GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 111% better and can run 872 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 66% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 726 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 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)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 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
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1253 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
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 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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GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
65%
RAM
11GB
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Grand Theft Auto VI 47% 141%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 50% 52%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3% 116%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 28% 52%
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