Published On: Sun, Mar 29th, 2015

GeForce GTX 960s 1080p Gaming Powerhouse

GeForce GTX 960s 1080p Gaming Powerhouse

GeForce GTX 960s 1080p Gaming Powerhouse

The GeForce GTX 960 has 2.94 billiontransistor Maxwell GM206 chip paired with either 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 memory, which runs on a 128-bit bus.

This may seem rather narrow, bearing in mind the GeForce 980 and 970 had a 256-bit memory bus.

Only the TITAN X can be said to have a particularly wide memory bus at 384 bits. Consider the fact that AMD’s flagship R9 290X graphics card features a 512-bit memory bus.

NVIDIA’s third-generation lossless Delta Color Compression is the key to letting this card rapidly and efficiently render the scene’s colors.

GeForce GTX 960 offers 112GBps of memory bandwidth from 4GB of GDDR5, which handles higher resolutions better than those with the 2GB of memory, but for the most part this card is ideal for gamers who play at 1,920 x 1,080.

There are eight SMMs in this GPU, for a total of 1,024 CUDA cores, 64 texture units, and 32 ROPs.

NVIDIA reports that Maxwell offers twice the performance per watt compared to Kepler, which goes a long way toward explaining why this graphics card has a mere 120-watt TDP yet delivers such respectable gaming performance.

The GeForce GTX 960 reference design’s base core clock is set to 1,127MHz, and the boost clock is set to 1,178MHz.

The stock memory clock is untouched at 1,752MHz, quad-piped.

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