To start off my testing I ran the MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G through our synthetic benchmark suite. While these aren’t ideal for finding out how well the card will perform in game they are a great way to be able to compare the cards against each other at different resolutions. In our testing we test using three different 3DMark settings that hit 1080p, 1440p, and 4k all on the Fire Strike benchmark. From there I also run through the Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 as well for good measure. So how well did the GTX 960 Gaming 2G perform? Well the Asus GTX 960 came with a slightly higher overclock (1291MHz vs 1279MHz) so the results were a touch below it at 1080p and 1440p, at 4k the results were basically a wash. This dropped the performance just below the GTX 770 reference card just slightly and above some of the R9 280’s and HD7970’s. In Heaven Benchmark the results were even lower compared to the Asus card putting the Gaming 2G down a little close to the overclocked GTX 760 cards than I would like.