GIGABYTE announced today their version of the new mainstream GPU from NVIDIA based on the Maxwell GM206 chip, the Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming graphics card (GV-N960G1 GAMING-2GD). The GTX 960 G1 Gaming is the leader of the Gigabyte GTX 960 lineup, followed by the GTX 960 Windforce 2X edition (GV-N960WF2OC-2GD) and the GTX 960 Mini Gaming (GV-N960IXOC-2GD). The GTX 960 G1 Gaming features a factory overclock core speed of 1241MHz with a boost clock of 1304MHz. It also features the same design and look like its bigger brothers GTX 980 and 970 G1 Gaming. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, price and availability from the release below.
Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming Features
Power up and go Super Overclock
The performance-driven GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 Gaming graphics card is forged with only the top-notch GPU core through the very own GPU Gauntlet Sorting technology that guarantees greater overclocking capabilities in terms of excellent power switching and thermal efficiency.
The card further boasts 160W of total board power, which is backed by a 6-phase GPU power design that effectively extends the overall stability and longevity with lower component temperature. It ultimately allows greater overclocking headroom, reinforcing higher, stable boost clocks at heavy load during 3D games, bringing gamers with extra gaming performance.
Game in silence with new WINDFORCE 3X cooling
The highly acclaimed WINDFORCE 3X cooling system allows the air flow to pass smoothly through the fan blades with the special 3D stripe curve design, effectively enhancing air flow by 23% while reducing air turbulence for more efficient heat dissipation capacity up to 300W.
The GTX 960 G1 Gaming also adds the new silent semi-passive fan profile to the system, as the fans remain off when the GPU is under a set loading or temperature for low power gaming. Gamers could enjoy an absolutely silent gaming experience when playing light MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games like League of Legends® .
Even when running the most demanding content, the G1 Gaming graphics card keeps the acoustics well in check under 20dB, ensuring noise does not get in the way. A pair of LED fan indicators on the side of the card provides an instant display of the fan status.
Flex Display technology (patent-pending)
Like other GIGABYTE G1 Gaming graphics cards, the GTX 960 G1 Gaming takes advantage of the Flex Display technology as well with automatic output detection and two dual-link DVI support in addition to the 3 DisplayPort and 1 HDMI. This patent-pending technology provides gamers seeking multi-display configuration with much more flexible output connectivity options compared to the competition.
Suit the ways you game
With the introduction of the GTX 960 G1 Gaming, GIGABYTE at the same time releases the OC Edition GV-N960WF2OC-2GD and GV-N960IXOC-2GD. Each card is equipped with respective GIGABYTE technologies and innovations for all various gaming needs.
The GV-N960WF2OC-2GD is reinforced with WINDFORCE 2X cooling system with two 90mm unique blade fans to keep the graphics card extremely cool and quiet at peak performance. The card also features the new semi-passive fan design for creating a complete silent gaming environment. Measuring 17cm in length, the compactly powerful GV-N960IXOC-2GD is the value variant of the GTX 960 ideal for applications based on budget builds.
Having three models available on the launch date, GIGABYTE offers the most complete GTX 960 graphics solutions for meeting the diverse gaming demands and requirements in this segment.
Unlimited OC Experience with OC GURU II
By using GIGABYTE exclusive OC GURU II, GTX 960 OC Edition Series Graphics Cards can be monitored and tuned in real-time. Users can easily modify all critical settings such as GPU clock, memory clock, fan speed, and power target according to own preference. With the intuitive and easy-to-control user interface, OC GURU II unleashes the overclocking potential for enthusiasts.
Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming Specifications
|Chipset||GeForce GTX 960||GeForce GTX 960||GeForce GTX 960|
|Core Clock||Base/Boost clock: 1241 / 1304 MHz (standard:1127/1178)||Base/Boost clock: 1216 / 1279 MHz (standard:1127/1178)||Base/Boost clock: 1165 / 1228 MHz (standard:1127/1178)|
|Memory Clock||7010 MHz||7010 MHz||7010 MHz|
|Process Technology||28 nm||28 nm||28 nm|
|Memory Size||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Memory Bus||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit|
|Card Bus||PCI-E 3.0||PCI-E 3.0||PCI-E 3.0|
|Digital max resolution||4096 X 2160||4096 X 2160||4096 X 2160|
|Analog max resolution||2048 x 1536||2048 x 1536||2048 x 1536|
|I/O||Dual-link DVI-I*1/DVI-D*1/HDMI*1/Display Port*3||Dual-link DVI-I*1/DVI-D*1/HDMI*1/Display Port*3||Dual-link DVI-I*1/DVI-D*1/HDMI*1/Display Port*1|
|Card size||H=43mm, L=295mm, W=114mm (without bracket)||H=43mm, L=257mm, W=114mm (without bracket)||H=42mm, L=181mm, W=136mm (include bracket)|
|Power requirement||400W (with two 6-pin external power connectors)||400W (with two 6-pin external power connectors)||400W (with one 6-pin external power connectors)|
Price and Availability
The reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $199. The non-reference Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming, however, is just priced a little bit higher than $200 USD. The GTX 960 G1 Gaming is available for $239.99 here and the GTX 960 Mini-ITX for $209.99 here.