As we enter the second half of the month, more and more news regarding the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 arises. Previously a leaked 3DMark Benchmark and GPU-Z surfaced, including photos of some GTX 960 from different AIB partners. Just recently, Videocardz.com just leaked the basic “confirmed” specifications of the GeForce GTX 960 as well as its exact release date. Check them out below.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Specs
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 features a 28nm GM206 Maxwell chip. It has 1024 CUDA cores with a base clock speed of 1127MHz and boost clock speed of 1178MHz. It features 2GB GDDR5 memory, with an effective memory speed of 9.3Gbps and is running on a 128-bit memory interface. Memory bandwidth is reported to be 112GBps.
The GTX 960 has a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 120W only, making it more power efficient compared to its predecessors. It draws its power from a single 6-pin power connector is said to be a generally very silent graphics card.
The GeForce GTX 960 is also said to be an “overclocker’s dream” in the mid-range GPU segment. Based on the slides it’s expected to reach around 1.5GHz overclocked core speed and around 7.5Gbps overclocked memory speed.
Finally, the GeForce GTX 960 is geared towards 1080p gaming promising an average 60fps in games like Watch Dogs, Hitman Absolution, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Civilization V: Beyond Earth, Battlefield 4, Thief and Tomb Raider running at 1920×1080, high settings, 4x MSAA, 4xMFAA on supported configurations.
For output ports, it has two DVI ports, an HDMI 2.0 port and a DisplayPort. Its release date is expected to be this coming January 22, 2015 (NDA is lifted). Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is currently unknown as of today, but there are rumors saying that this will be priced around $200 USD.