NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Launches January 22nd 2015

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  1. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    That statement is laughable... The same was said of the GTX660, and they struggle to reach 60fps at reasonable settings at 1920x1080 in most games.
     
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    It's laughable because we don't know how fast the 960 is going to be yet.

    I also don't think it's a waste to get 970 upwards for 1080p, there are already plenty of games already out that can't do maxed 1080 with 60fps minimum.
     
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    Its midrange to me as my 690 trades, loses and wins some performance battles regarding the 900 range. My card is also from 2012 so to me from my point of view the 900 series are all mid range.
     
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    Actually There is whole other look at chips than performance.
    With Each generation, nV/AMD fits in more transistors because technology allows it.
    As GTX 980 has 400mm^2 and 5.2B transistors, It is mid range GPU because last generation (GTX 780Ti) had 560mm^2 and 7.1B transistors.

    As GTX980 has 10% performance over GTX780Ti, real high end maxwell should have:
    1.1 * 7.1/5.2 = 1.5
    Yes, exactly 50% boost over GTX 780Ti same way as 980m has 50% boost over 880m while having same TDP.
     

  5. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    Maybe two versions of 960? the 960 standard then 960 Ti? I say this because other places reporting 4GB on 256 bit an some places saying 2GB on 128 bit
     
  6. Redemption80

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    Get two then, even if a ti appears anytime soon it will probably be alot slower than 2 980's.
    Based on the pattern of previous cards 2x970 would also be alot faster than a 980ti and alot cheaper.

    Edit: can't remember the reason, but just remembered you don't like having 2 cards.
     
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    I rather choose the one that performs the best not the one with more transistors.
     
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    I agree, I want to see 390x vs full gm200 badly.
     
  9. Fox2232

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    I did not meant 980 is not currently strongest, but I meant that 980 is for sure not high end, because currently available technology (maxwell) high end should be around 35~40% better performer than GTX980.
     
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    x2 960s will rape a 980 of course, and get close to gm200.
    continue ..
     

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    And this matters why? The bracket of performance that a 960 will offer has been available for years now.
     
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    green, market saturization.
    from low /mid - high end.
     
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    I ordered 2 EVGA SC 980s the moment they were released on SCAN. This is the reason why i made the 980 thread, but when i looked into the PCB and found that there were no I2C commands and also the lack of power phases i sent them back the moment they came to my door.

    I will wait for GM200 and probably buy 2 of those as there are certain features im hoping these cards will have regarding PCB layout.

    Ive never said i dont like running 2 cards, must be getting me confused with someone else. Ive always ran 2 cards since Voodoo 2 days. I even had 2x690s on release (dont know if you seen the pics i posted at the time) but sent one back cause not needed at the time and vram limit makes it not the right choice for me to use another 690 now at 1440p.

    Besides there is nothing this card i have now cannot handle and give me 100fps in 90% of games i play. The 690 performance wise is still up there with the top cards of today. I will need a much much better card to come along for me to take the 690 out of my watercooling loop otherwise its not worth the time and hassle for minimal gains.
     
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    These 960s are a snoozefest. Had better performance for a year already. All 3 variants. Bring on the big guns already.
     

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    If the GTX960 is only ~10% faster than a GTX760, it's a complete and udder failure....especially if there really are going to be 2 different Ti models with performance ranging from 40-50% faster. If these supposed "benchmarks" really are true, we should be looking at a GTX950, GTX960 and GTX960Ti and not a trio of cards carrying 960 banners.
     
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    and if hes saying 280-320 for the higher ti variant than might as well just get the 970 for 330
     
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    That 1536SP thing with 256bit bus... same as mobile piece which is 100W TDP. Desktop will have like 125W.
    Does nVidia want to create that much of headroom for next maxwell iterations?
    I guess they now expect maxwell to be renamed 4 times before they introduce last real high end.

    I hope AMD puts this strategy where it belongs... To trash.
     
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    Yeah maybe, or you getting a 690 instead of 2x680 made me think that.
    Then again, I'm sure I remember you had 2x295.

    Suppose it does have to be to justify the hassle.
    This card is more than enough for me at the moment, and will pick up another when 60fps min is no longer possible.
     
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    GTX960 list

    Asus GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5-PRO
    http://support.asus.com/Search.aspx?SLanguage=en&keyword=gtx960&ps=10&pn=1

    Asus STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5 / GTX960 / OC version
    http://www.eyo.com.au/481149_asus-strix-gtx960-dc2oc-2gd5-gtx960-oc-version.html
    NDA 15/01/2015

    Galax GF GTX 960-2GD5. PCI-E3.0. 2GB 128-bit GDDR5. 1178/7010 MHz. DVI. HDMI. 3 x DP. Nvttm Fan TBC
    http://www.eyo.com.au/481148_galax-...8-7010-mhz-dvi-hdmi-3-x-dp-nvttm-fan-tbc.html

    Galax GF GTX 960-2GD5 OC. PCI-E3.0. 2GB 128-bit GDDR5. 1228/7010 MHz. DVI. HDMI. 3 x DP. Fan TBA
    http://www.eyo.com.au/481147_galax-...r5-1228-7010-mhz-dvi-hdmi-3-x-dp-fan-tba.html
     

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