We have been talking about it since before the new year and it is finally here! NVIDIA has officially announced the GeForce GTX 960 graphics card. This will be NVIDIA’s mid-range offering in their 900 series, based on the GM206 silicon, with 2.9 billion transistors, a 294 mm² die-area, and 2 GB of GDDR5 running across a 128-bit wide memory bus.
The GeForce GTX 960 will feature 1024 CUDA cores, 64 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. This is exactly half of the GeForce GTX 980. The card even has half the TDP too, rated at just 120 W. Cards based on this chip will get power by way of a 6-pin connector and overclocked versions may see an 8-pin connector. The card comes with a core clock of 1127 MHz with a GPU boost up to 1178 MHz and 7.0 GHz (effective) memory. Also NVIDIA’s new bandwidth management tech gives it a 20 percent effective bandwidth boost. The GeForce GTX 960 will start at $199.99, which is $50 less than what the GTX 760 started out at.
Check out our performance article on the GTX 960.