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NVIDIA announces the GeForce GTX 960


NVIDIA's Maxwell GPU architecture reached the money-spinning mid-range of the market, with the GeForce GTX 960. GeForce GTX 960 based on new GM206 silicon, with 2.9 billion transistors, and 294 mm² die-area, and a narrower 128-bit wide memory bus.

The GeForce GTX 960 features 1,024 CUDA cores, 64 TMUs, and 32 ROPs, exactly half those of the GeForce GTX 980. It even has half the TDP, rated at just 120W.

Cards based on this chip draw power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector, which is a single 8-pin at best, for factory-overclocked ones. The core is clocked at 1127 MHz, with 1178 MHz GPU Boost, and 7 GHz memory (2 GB GDDR5).

Prices start at US $200, $50 lower than what the GeForce GTX 760 started out at.

Source: NVIDIA