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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A strong performing piece of hardware, GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI can still meet a lot of the game system requirements of modern games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 521 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 43 FPS with the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI, Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order getting 26 FPS and Borderlands 3 getting 43 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

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 SLI performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 87 FPS, Medium: 68 FPS, High: 46 FPS and Ultra: 33 FPS. We then checked the performance on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 19 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 43% more powerful and can run 897 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, as it can run 859 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 23% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
60 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is released on 10 Mar 2015

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI
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Architecture
Maxwell GM206-300-A1 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
167 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
83 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1241 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 MHz
Power
Max Power
240 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.


GPU: Changes
Check the page of GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition for more details.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB in SLI.


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GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 38% 8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 41% 8%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 80% 49%
Death Stranding 33% 49%
Cyberpunk 2077 33% 49%
Need For Speed Heat 39% 8%
Planet Zoo 42% 16%
Diablo 4 26% 49%
FIFA 20 58% 42%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 33% 49%
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where can i buy this?

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Maybe look at newegg.com

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Anywhere you can buy a graphics card. This is just analysis of two together.

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Dare i ask what is Dx 12.1?

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DirectX 12.1 adds new features over DirectX 12.0 like ROVs and Conservative Rasterization.
Currently, no AMD Graphics Card supports DirectX 12.1

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So Gtx 960 doesn't has dx12.1 while 960 in sli has dx12.1?

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what do you mean?
GTX 960 has DirectX 12.1

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Oh
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