Well it looks like the guys over at VideoCardz have revealed the full details of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 and have provided test scores before the card launches on Thursday. We have the full run-down for you so if you are looking to pick this card up when it launches read on!
Giving you the run-down of the card the GeForce GTX 960 will be powered by the GM206-300 GPU, this is in fact the full chip. The chip only has two Graphics Processing Clusters (GPCs), each of which has four Streaming Multiprocessors Maxwell (SMMs). While it was unclear before it has been confirmed that the card has 64 Texture Mapping Units (TMUs) and 32 Raster Operations Pipelines (ROPs).
The card will have 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit interface. Power to the card is by way of a single 6-pin connector. The TDP of the card is set at 120W, but of course non-reference and overclocked versions could have higher TDPs.
While most people will be looking at non-reference designs, there will be a reference version of the card. Since the newer NVTTM cooler is a little expensive the reference card will have the blower-type cooler that was on the GTX 960. Here is a full run-down of the specifications of the card.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Specifications
GPU: 28nm GM206-300
CUDA Cores: 1024
Core clock: 1127 MHz
Boost Clock: 1178 MHz
Memory Clock: 1753 MHz
Memory Bus: 128-bit
Memory Size: 2GB
Bandwidth: 112 GB/s
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin
Display Outputs: 2x DL-DVI,HDMI 2.0, DP
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Performance
The card that was tested was the MSI GTX 960 gaming which has non-reference clocks of 1216 / 1279 and memory at 7101 MHz. The test bed was an Intel Core i7 3960X, ASUS Z79, and Kingston 16GB at 2400 MHz.
As you can see performance is about on par with the GeForce GTX 770 and AMD’s Radeon R9 285. Stay tuned for more details and tests as we get closer to launch!
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