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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
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2019. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 265 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Diablo 4 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 proceeded to look at Borderlands 3 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 17 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Diablo 4 and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added Borderlands 3 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 13 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which got 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition running at 1440p is not a viable PC gaming choice.

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? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

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 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 901 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 111% better performance. Alternatively 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 685 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 55% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
24 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition was released on 22 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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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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Release Price
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
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
Resolution Performance
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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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GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 116%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10% 57%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 15% 57%
Halo: Reach 78% 50%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3% 116%
Cyberpunk 2077 3% 116%
Borderlands 3 2% 66%
FIFA 20 39% 16%
Death Stranding 3% 116%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 57%
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