Nvidia to Phase out 2GB GTX 960 GPUs

Nvidia to Phase out 2GB GTX 960 GPUs

Nvidia to Phase out 2GB GTX 960 GPUs

 

According to reports for HWBattle and Wccftech, Nvidia are planning on discontinuing the 2GB versions of their GTX 960 GPU and only offer 4GB versions in the future. 

This change is mostly due to two factors, firstly that Nvidia want to better compete with AMD’s R9 380 GPU, which has both 2GB and 4GB configurations and comes with a larger 256-bit memory bus. The second reason is due to recent changes in the texture size of recent games, as since the release of the PS4 and Xbox One games have been coming out with larger and larger textures, which is some cases makes 2GB of VRAM inadequate for maximum settings at 1080p for some games.   

 

Nvidia to Phase out 2GB GTX 960 GPUs  

While the change from 2GB to 4GB of VRAM will not make much or any performance differences in most games it will no doubt make the GTX 960 more capable of handling future games with larger textures, or modded games with ultra high resolution texture packs.

 

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