MSI GTX960 Gaming Review

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MSI GTX960 Gaming Review

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With the specifications and details of the new GM206 GPU available in our overview, let's get down to the specifics of how Gaming looks and performs.

If you've already seen our ASUS Strix review then the most obvious difference is the size of the MSI Gaming. Rather than the GTX750Ti sized PCB, MSI have gone for a full length PCB which enables them to utilise their Gaming Twin Frozr cooler that we all love so much.

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Stuffed full of heatpipes and with good fin density, the cooler should have plenty of capacity to keep the efficient little GM206 cool under even the most demanding of circumstances. We like the little MSI logo too. Obvious without dominating.

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It's a little disappointing not to see a backplate included with the Gaming. It tidies things up nicely we think. Still the MSI GTX960 Gaming is hardly a bad looking card, just not quite as pretty as the Strix.

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Most Recent Comments

22-01-2015, 17:25:51

mikeyc33
I'll take 2 please Quote

22-01-2015, 17:59:43

Coolant
Too anemic in VRAM, and lots of older cards compare to it favorably in metrics that actually matter. For a new card, stretching to that 970 will make for a better bet.Quote

24-01-2015, 20:15:46

realneil
I love the looks of the MSI cards. I'd love to see what two would do in SLI.

Thanks for the review.Quote

25-01-2015, 00:26:40

Emu
My problem with the GTX 960 is that they are only a hundred or so dollars cheaper then the GTX 970 here in Australia. Why would I pay $350-$400 for a 960 when I can pick up a 970 for $450-$550? The 970 is miles ahead in performance and within the same power draw as the 960, i.e. if your powersupply can handle having a 960 in your computer then a 970 will be fine...Quote
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