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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
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. 232 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Red Dead Redemption 2 which we saw got weak frame rates of 16 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular FIFA 20, which was getting 83 FPS under tests.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added Red Dead Redemption 2 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 12 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested FIFA 20 which got 63 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB 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 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? This GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

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 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 897 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 109% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 57% more powerful and can run 685 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
22 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition is released on 10 Mar 2015

GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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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)
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
4096 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
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
Resolution Performance
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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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GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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66%
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11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 59%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14% 59%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 70% 118%
Death Stranding 2% 118%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 118%
Need For Speed Heat 11% 59%
Planet Zoo 15% 71%
Diablo 4 8% 118%
FIFA 20 38% 15%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 118%
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gd says that this gpu can't handle 4 gb in stress conditions. I have this card and msi afterburner says that mem usage is 3900mb in cod bo3. Why?

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128 bit or optimisation of bo3 is bad :/

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I just ordered one of of em,How will it perform in my system? Got a 500W quality psu,my mainboard is 770 C45…?? :O :P :))

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it will be good,you just need better cpu…

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He has an i7.. Why does he need a better CPU?

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he didnt have i7 i think,he changed his cpu…

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Oh I see

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Yeah it was an upgrade he was right needed a new cpu :D

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guys my 7850 died on my and im looking for a replacement card, should i get this or the 2gb msi r9 380 oc 2gb?

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Both are similar in performance take cheaper one

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the cheaper one is the r8 380 and i've also seen benchmarks and reviews that the 380 is the best out of the 2, but will the difference between the 2gb edition and the 4gb be significant in 1080p?

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4gb get about 5 fps more also at higher res sems to pull same result id say the 4gb version have better faster memory….you can oc after all should put you right there on same level

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difference are not in fps… more vram 4gb+ for higher resolution and more settings to ultra on vram hungry games

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Once again gpu itself its not enough powefull to take advantage of 2gigs more vram

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yes but you can run gta v ultra texture with 4gb version :)

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Would a 4460 be a huge bottleneck?

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you will not get bottlenecked at all,even my fx 6300 can handle thiss card at full potetential.

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If only it had backplate with that tiger art

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Oh if only came with a Tiger..

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Oh Pip, why? WHY??
If normal cat could kill you it would, now imagine it in 250kg version :-D

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LMAO

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Graphics Card added on 26/10/2015. Rank & Specifications Final!

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