Now that their high-end models have been very successful it looks like NVIDIA is planning to return to the sub-$150 market with some new entry-level cards. From a recent report by VideoCardz NVIDIA could be preparing not one, but two GM206-based graphics cards. These will inevitability be the GeForce GTX 950 Ti and GeForce GTX 950.
If you remember it has been quite a while since NVIDIA has released a card for the entry-level market. The last two cards in this segment were the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 and they were the first cards to feature the Maxwell architecture. These cards laid the foundation for the rest of the cards launched based on the Maxwell architecture.
These new cards will be based on the GM206-250 GPU, which is a cut down version of the GM206-300 which NVIDIA uses in the GeForce GTX 960. Either NVIDIA will have two separate GPU cores for the cards or one will have higher clocks than the other. The card will have a 128-bit memory interface holding 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The TDP of the card is expected to be under 100W.
These new cards from NVIDIA could bring trouble to AMD’s Radeon R7 300 products. We will have more information on these cards as they become available.