Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming review

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  1. southamptonfc

    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    +1, I'm not sure how any 960 can get this award until it receives a sizable price cut.
     
  2. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    FX5600XT wasn't that bad. I had one for a few days, til the GPU fried.

    If the price was $50 lower, it wouldn't be bad, but at $200+ it's a waste of money.
     
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    $50 isnt even enough. And it sucks this card is a turd. Im really torn on what to buy right now.
    I have a very limited budget now. Bought a brand new car.
     
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    Cheapest £160 :D

    no ta
     

  5. Undying

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    HH said what he needed to say. I do not agree with that though, better options out there.
     
  6. Yakk

    Yakk Member Guru

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    I should have written a GTX x60 segment refresh, not product itself. Yes, it is a new GPU, just a badly priced and gimped one.
     
  7. alanm

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    What makes this card a fail is price. Once reality sinks in, Nvidia will have to drop it down. At $150, a fail can become a win, especially for 1920x1080 budget builds where gamers are not picky about levels of AA.
     
  8. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Save up some money and go for either an R9 290 or GTX970.
     
  9. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    Well, at stock between the 280 and 285..

    Hopefully, there's the high overclocked version for give a better shape of it.

    I was ask me why most site have got the Asus Strix as only card for test.

    Well i will highly suggest to wait for the 960TI version or goes for the 970 for a bit more money if you are after an nvidia gpu.
     
  10. Noisiv

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    Don't care too much about naming scheme, but 980 cut in half destroys x60 image as a good mid-range.
    Compare that with GTX 460 which is 70% of GTX 480...... and which has enough bandwidth (and mem. OC potential) that it becomes a non issue.

    The only way Nvidia can pull this is because of that turd R9 285.
    And those who don't care about heat/power, features and buzzwords would find 280X at discount, regardless of 960 price. So I kinda get Nvidia $199 pricing.

    Would be great little card at sub $150...
     

  11. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    In my country it costs 250€. LOL!
     
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    Ouch! Good thing i didn´t wait for this card and bought an 970 because this 960 is too weak to be a mid range card...

    Nvidia crippled this card too much...

    Next one please!
     
  13. Raider0001

    Raider0001 Master Guru

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    I bought R9 280 hours ago for much less cash and still its faster in 2560x1080 than all of the 960 versions, thanks nvidia for this:

    Assassin's Creed: Unity - Starving Times 1080p
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    is this a joke ?

    Lets calculate what nvidia has done as simple as possible:
    GTX 760 has 256bit memory bus
    GTX 960 has 128 bit bus which is 50% the speed of 760
    now maxwell has delta color compression which gives ~25% boost in memory performance so 50% + 25% = 75%, still 25% to go lets add a 10% memory over-clock = 85% performance of the 760 memory

    nvidia has stolen 15% so basically what they need to do now is reduce the price but the tricky part is the naming it is not 960 it is 950Ti at best second tricky part is: What if u play in higher than 1080p resolution ? Than U really need something like 192bit 3GB at least, which makes 960 pointless.
     
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    This thing is 280$ in Canada... You can get a 280X for the same price.
     
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    I think the performance for the low specs is actually pretty remarkable. I think what Nvidia needs to do is lower the price by around 50 dollars and introduce a Ti model with a bigger bus and more RAM at the current price of this one. I also was impressed at the free performance gains from overclocking this card. When you can gain 20 FPS with a few mouse clicks, to me that's worth something. I think a lot of people are more worried about the specs than the actual performance. I mean how many of us won't overclock our cards when we game? I'm not a hadrcore overclocker, but I don't remember ever loading a game without first overclocking my graphics. It seems like most cards out there do not seem to increase their performance after overclocking as much as this one. Plus most people who only pay 200 for a card usually only have a 1080P monitor anyway. Overclocking this card on a 1080P monitor is going to give great performance. I also predict that they will come out with a Ti model and lower the price on this anyway. Early adopters always end up paying too much, they should be used to it by now.
     

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    AMD is dominating low-mid charts. Having a 270X, 280/280X for 150-200$ nvidia cant do anything with those specs and prices.

    Lets just wait R9 380X to wipes out 980 too. :D If there wasnt a 970 to sell that good nvidia would be in a bad place.
     
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    I bought 2x 6TB HDDs at launch last year for £25 less EACH than what they are going for now :) (not part of a promotion either)
     
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    i own GTX 660 and there is no way i paying the price for at 960 this just horrid card. i see no point in this 960gtx even bein release that that price point
     
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    at 100 960$ would be awesome, beyond that is a joke.
    But i think nvidia knows it, and they just playing the waiting game. TI will be launched later and GM200 due to end of March.
     
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    NVIDIA wouldn't be in bad place at all, easy update to prices and all fixed.

    They know it but CEO admitted they won't likely nerf prices soon... tbh as much as i love nvidia, product like GTX960 shouldn't exist at that price, no more than 100$.

    Let AMD lower prices and kill that card, so the real king, 960ti can shine.

    It is nvidia plan all along.
     

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