A Chinese web-site has published what it claims to be specifications of commercial graphics cards based on Nvidia Corp.’s GeForce GTX 960 graphics processing unit as well as preliminary benchmarks of the graphics adapters. While the speed of the new boards will be significantly behind that of modern high-end graphics boards, their performance level is not low.
According to a publication of PCEva.com.cn web-site, the GeForce GTX 960 graphics card based on the code-named GM206 graphics processing unit sports 1024 stream processors, 64 texture units, 32 raster operations pipelines as well as 128-bit memory controller. Thanks to default GPU clock-rate of over 1200MHz, the new GPU will have 2.4TFLOPS of performance. Peak memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 960 will be around 112GB/s due to 7GHz clock-speed and 128-bit memory bus.
The GeForce GTX 960 scores P9960 and X3321 points in 3DMark 11, 6636 points in 3DMark Fire Strike, 3438 points in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme as well as 1087 points in 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, according to PCEva.com.cn. If the numbers are correct, then the GeForce GTX 960 will offer performance – at least in 3DMark benchmarks – comparable to that of the GeForce GTX 680 and the GeForce GTX 770.
If the GeForce GTX 960 offers performance comparable to that of the GeForce GTX 770 at around $200 price-point, it has all chances to become popular. Still, it should be noted that performance in 3DMark hardly reflects performance in actual video games.
Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.
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KitGuru Says: Since the information comes from an unofficial source, takes it with a grain of salt. However, keeping in mind that the release of the GeForce GTX 960 is near and the amount of leaks is pretty significant, the GPU configuration of the GM206 (1024 SPs, 64 Tus, 32 ROPs, 128-bit memory) seems to be correct.