The first pictures of Gigabyte’s GeForce 960 G1 Gaming graphics card has been revealed. The card follows in the footsteps of previous G1 Gaming cards from Gigabyte. The card will carry a factory overclock and a hefty cooling solution.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 is supposed to launch on the 22nd of this month, but it looks like performance numbers of the card have been leaked out! The performance numbers come from Chinese PC community PCEVA. It looks like the card was installed on a test-bed that was driven by a Core i7-4770K that was overclocked to 4.50 GHz.
On NVIDIA’s latest releases, the GTX 970 and 980 we saw many add-in card (AIC) partners that use custom cooling solutions feature a idle-fan off mode. This feature allows for the fans on the card to turn completely off when the card is at idle or below a temperature threshold. This in turn makes the card completely silent when you are not gaming. NVIDIA is planning at add this feature to their next generation GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card.
To start the card will be based on NVIDIA’s 28 nm GM206 silicon. It will pack in 1024 CUDA cores that are based on the Maxwell architecture, 64 TMUs, possibly 32 ROPs, and has 2 GB of memory across a 128-bit wide GDDR5 interface. While you may think that the bus seems narrow, NVIDIA will be using lossless texture compression technology that will effectively improve bandwidth utilization.
With typical AMD fashion, the worlds first FreeSync enabled monitor is hitting shelves and is a massive $170 cheaper than it’s nearly identical Nvidia G-Sync counterpart. If you’re not familiar, last year Nvidia debuted the concept of G-Sync which involves matching the refresh rate of your monitor to the frame rate being produced by the GPU.
Our original report on the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 said it would launch a couple of weeks after CES 2015 and now we have a real date. According to a recent report by Hermitage Akihabara the card will launch January 22, 2015.
According to a new report from WCCFTech, both AMD’s and NVIDIA’s upcoming next-generation GPUs could be delayed, at least the 16 nm or 20 nm versions. For the past 3 years the GPU industry has been stuck on the 28 nm process and while 2014 did bring in TSMC’s 20 nm process much of the early 20 nm process capacity has been given to major clients like Qualcomm and Apple.
NVIDIA is continuing their streak of offering PC games to SHIELD owners as Half-Life 2: Episode One is now available on the SHIELD tablet. The game is only available to SHIELD Tablet owners, not SHIELD console owners. This is not surprising as the game requires considerable processing power and only the Tegra K1 inside the SHIELD Tablet can handle that.
A user on the Chiphell forums has posted some very interesting benchmarks. Now before we continue we would say to take this information with a grain of salt as we cannot verify it and we have seen fakes before in the past. The Chiphell user posted benchmarks of a supposed AMD Bermuda (R9 390X), AMD Fiji (R9 380X), a NVIDIA GM200 (Titan 2) and a NVIDIA GM200 cut-down version (GTX 980 Ti?). Of course these would all have to be engineering samples of the cards.
According to a report by SweClockers NVIDIA will be showing the GeForce GTX 960 graphics card at the upcoming Consumer Electronics show next month. We have the lower-end GeForce GTX 750 series and the recent release of the higher-end GTX 980 and 970. It is about time for a new mid-range card to replace the GeForce GTX 760.