Partners of Nvidia Corp. on Tuesday began to introduce their first GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards with 4GB memory onboard. The new adapters will likely demonstrate higher performance compared to 2GB add-in-cards in new games as well as in high resolutions.
So far only EVGA and InnoVision Multimedia (Inno3D) have announced their first GeForce GTX 960 graphics boards with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, reports TechPowerUp, but other companies will likely follow shortly. Since many people consider amount of onboard memory as an indicator of performance of graphics adapters, expect all major makers of graphics cards to introduce GeForce GTX 960 with 4GB of memory eventually.
4GB versions of GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards will continue to feature 1024 stream processors, 64 texture units, 32 raster operations pipelines and 112GB/s memory bandwidth, hence, they will not demonstrate radically better performance than 2GB cards carrying the same GM206 chip.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ graphics card clocks GPU at 1279MHz/1342MHz (base/boost) and features sophisticated cooling system that is designed to more efficiently cool-down graphics processing unit and memory with the help of memory MOSFET cooling plate (MMCP), straight heat pipes (SHP), optimized swept fan blades and double ball bearing motor.
The Inno3D GeForce GTX 960 4GB boasts with 1126MHz/1178MHz GPU frequencies as well as dual-fan cooling solution that features 0 dBA idle operation, and a detachable cooler shroud on which the card’s two fans are suspended.
Prices of 4GB GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards are unknown, but they will hardly be significantly more expensive than 2GB versions.
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KitGuru Says: While 4GB graphics cards of such class will hardly offer significant performance improvement compared to 2GB versions, if one plans to use a graphics adapter for a prolonged period of time, maybe 4GB flavours make more sense…