The guys over at VideoCardz who have already been quite accurate on many NVIDIA leaks have all of the information on the upcoming GeForce GTX 960. To start the card will be based on NVIDIA’s 28 nm GM206 silicon. It will pack in 1024 CUDA cores that are based on the Maxwell architecture, 64 TMUs, possibly 32 ROPs, and has 2 GB of memory across a 128-bit wide GDDR5 interface. While you may think that the bus seems narrow, NVIDIA will be using lossless texture compression technology that will effectively improve bandwidth utilization.
The core of the card is clocked at 1127 MHz with a boost up to 1178 MHz and the memory is set at 7.0 GHz (effective) giving you 112 GB/s of real bandwidth. Coming back to NVIDIA’s lossless texture compression technology they throw out a “effective bandwidth” number of 9.3 GHz. The card will get power from a single 6pin PCI-Express power connector and have a TDP of just 120W. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and once each of DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0. In the slides NVIDIA is claiming the card to be an “Overclockers Dream” and will offer close to double the performance of the GeForce GTX 660. The card is set to launch on January 22nd.
Source: VideoCardz | News Archive