Nvidia Corp.’s forthcoming performance-mainstream graphics card – GeForce GTX 960 – will not only utilise rather high-performance GM204 graphics processor, but will also retain 256-bit memory bus and 4GB of GDDR5 memory, which will likely result in high performance in high resolutions.
According to Zauba.com database, which monitors imports and exports to and from India, a sample of the GeForce GTX 960 graphics card has 256-bit memory bus and 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6GHz. The graphics processor of the GTX 960 sample is clocked at 933MHz, according to the filing.
The fact that the GeForce GTX 960 features 256-bit memory bus means that it also sports 64 raster operations pipelines. However, exact configuration the GM204 GPU is unknown. In a bid to create a gap between performance of the GeForce GTX 970 and the GeForce GTX 960, Nvidia could only enable 11 streaming multiprocessors on the latter, which means that it will sport 1408 stream processors and 88 texture units.
It is expected that Nvidia will launch the GeForce GTX 960 graphics card in the first quarter of next year. While exact pricing of the board is unknown, expect it to cost less than $249 in North America and less than €249 in mainland Europe. The price of the card in the U.K. will likely be around £200.
Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.
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KitGuru Says: It is necessary to say that Nvidia will unlikely roll-out its GeForce GTX 960 graphics card before it has enough GM204 processors and before its partners get rid of GeForce GTX 760- and GTX 770-series graphics boards. If the demand for the previous-generation graphics adapters is low this holiday season, the GeForce GTX 960 will see the light of the day rather later than sooner since performance-wise it should leave all older cards of the same class significantly behind.