GM206 GPU core on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 is featuring 1024 CUDA Cores, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs (1127/1178 MHz for the mod. Ref.), exactly half the GeForce GTX 980, with these configurations it is the perfect graphics card to play at 1080p resolutions, beyond that will be tough against the limitation of a bus of 128 bits and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory @7.10 GHz, but thanks to new technologies implemented its bandwidth increases by 20%.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 comes to replace the GTX 760 still up 50 euros cheaper than when his predecessor was launched, all with a yield close to the GTX 770 and a starting TDP 120W.
For the greater part of the players the unrivaled thing will move their steps to the retrogressive side is the 2Gb VRAM and tiny bus width of 128 bits won’t permit it to be a win even at sensible resolutions, for example, 1440p. Furthermore, after accounting for Maxwell’s innovative color compression technologies. Without those, I am certain it would not have possessed the capacity to hit 1080p appropriately either. Likewise, when you contrast it with NVIDIA GTX 760 kepler, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960 will beat it in 1080p determination, however, when you go to the wide territory implies big resolutions than GTX 760 will lead the pack.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 – Specifications
|Tech4Gamers||GeForce GTX 760||GeForce GTX 960||GeForce GTX 970|
|GPU||Kepler GK104||Maxwell GM206||Maxwell GM204|
|Clock Speed||980/1032 MHz||1127/1178 MHz||1050/1178 MHz|
|Video memory||2 GB GDDR5 256-bit||2 GB GDDR5 128-bit||4 GB GDDR5 256-bit|
|Memory clock||6008 MHz||7010 MHz||7010 MHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||192 GB / s||112 GB / s||224 GB / s|
|Power Connectors||2x 6-pin||6-pin||2x 6-pin|
|Price||$ 249||$199||$ 329|
Benchmark Courtesy: IGN