Nvidia's Geforce GTX 960 is now available for $199
The GTC 750Ti launched last year was this first GPU using Nvidia's Maxwell architecture, since then we now have the higher end cards; The GTX 980 and GTX 970 which both feature the GM204 chip. Today, Nvidia is announcing the GTX 960, yet another card utilizing the Maxwell architecture. It is dubbed 'the sweet spot GPU'. Being priced at $199, the GTX 960 which is $50 lesser than the starting price of the GTX 760 when it launched last year.
The card is being powered by Nvidia's GM206 chip which has 2.9 billion transistors and has a smaller 128-bit memory but. Other specs include 1,024 CUDA cores, 32ROPs, 64TMUs and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. All of this gives the GTX 960 a TDP of only 120W and only requires a single 6 pin power connector. The display outputs are identical to the ones found in both the GTX 980 and GTX 970.
Sales of the GTX 960 starts today for only $199 and companies like Asus and Gigabyte have also launched their custom version of the GTX 960 which features better aftermarket cooling solutions as well as higher clock speeds that the reference model. Check out the slides below to see what the GTX 960 is capable of.