NVIDIA will release the GTX 960 on tomorrow featuring GM206 GPU core which is the new mid-range GPU die. The performance gap between GTX 970 and GTX 960 is too much so NVIDIA will release a new GPU between both of these to fill the gap. The leaked database of Zauba indicates that there should be two Ti version of it, one with 1280 CUDA Cores and another with 1536 CUDA Cores. Another leak from videocardz giving us a clear indication that NVIDIA GM206 can only support 1024 CUDA cores, which are too low for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960Ti. So we can say that GM206 die will not entertain the strongest candidate.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Ti Could Be Based on GM204
Take a look at above GM206 core block diagram which is telling us that NVIDIA has fussed a harvested GM206 chip on the GTX 960. For NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960Ti we can expect more CUDA cores. All of this points to NVIDIA using a further cut-down version of the venerable GM204 GPU to fill the huge price gap between the GTX 970 and GTX 960. From the previous Kepler era NVIDIA always go with the unlocked GPUs dies, take an example of GTX 780Ti and GTX 780 where the GTX 780ti is featuring a full GK110 and on the other side of note GTX 780 is using a harvested GK110 chip. The same case is here with the GTX 960.
Finally, take a look at further information of two unknown shipments. There are lots of chances that Zauba database information will come to the green mark like others several news. Also the performance Gap between GTX 970 and GTX 960 is too high. NVIDIA will fill this gap. So there should be at least one GPU between GTX 970 and GTX 960 which will feature the GM204 core with a 256-bit interface.
I hope you have seen the GM206 GPU core fused on the GTX 960 if not then take a look at it there is a small mystery in it. Code name GM206-300-A1 is printed on it.
300 suffix is printed on GM206 chip which will power the GTX 960. In the NVIDIA kepler era 300 suffix was printed on the chopped down Kepler GPUs chips and 400 for the completely opened chips conveyed a 400 addition. NVIDIA utilized a 200 suffix to the same impact for the GTX 970 and 400 suffix for the GTX 980. So the 300 addition on GM206 could mean something other than what’s expected for Maxwell Gpus however, it’s still justified regardless of indicating out. So we can’t discount the likelihood of Gm206 containing more than 8 Smms or 1024 CUDA centers, despite the fact that the outline gave by NVIDIA plainly lets us know that it does. This situation is telling us there should be a mid-range GPU bellows GTX 960 most probably the GTX 950Ti.