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Nvidia Maxwell GM206 Pictured

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Nvidia Maxwell GM206 Pictured

Nvidia Maxwell GM206 Pictured

 

 Nvidia's GTX 960 is set to arrive later this month, with some stating that Nvidia's NDA is January 15th. Sadly Nvidia's Press Conference at CES revealed no details on any of Nvidia's Upcoming GPUs, so for now we will have to settle with what is floating around in rumortown.

Nvidia's GTX 960 will use a different Maxwell GPU core than the GTX 980 and GTX 970, this core is called GM206. The initial models of the GTX 960 is rumoured to have between 1024 and 1280 CUDA cores, judging from it's compared die size to GM204  used in the GTX 980 (please look at the pictures below). 

  

Nvidia Maxwell GM206 Pictured  Nvidia Maxwell GM206 Pictured  

(GM206 (Left)(GTX 960) beside GM204 (Right)(GTX 980/970) (Pictures from Videocardz)

 

The reference model of the GTX 960 is also rumored to have a 128-bit memory bus and have 2GB of DDR5 memory, with 4GB variants to come soon after launch.

Given the current popularity of Nvidia's GTX 970, the GTX 960 is looking to be a very interesting GPU. Lets hope that it will be as well received as the existing Maxwell lineup.

 

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05-01-2015, 12:14:25

Wraith
Given the date on that chip it's not long now before we see the reference cards

EDIT: I should really explain for those members who don't know the date coding that NVIDIA use.

S.TAIWAN 1442.A1 is the code designation for the chip.

S.TAIWAN (Obvious really)
1442 (14 is the year, 42 is the week)
.A1 is the manufacture reference (A1 is the first instance, A2 would be a revision)

So this chip was made in Taiwan between October 13th - 19th 2014.Quote

05-01-2015, 12:27:30

barnsley
Everytime I see 960 my mind messes up and I think that a successor to the 690 has been spotted .
Ah well this could be a decent GPU. Nvidia have lost that mid range sector to AMD recently (as the 760's prices are too high to really compete with the 270x/280/285/280x. Just depends on the price/performance, which Nvidia haven't always been great at.Quote

06-01-2015, 04:49:41

ermacos
crap 128bit memory... They try to push high end cards because people always buy 2x X60 cards in sli mode.

and only 2 gigs?

How much is going to cost? If 290 is allready very cheap. This is a 130 euro card. This reminds me X50 TI cards...

if they give me a 256bit memory and 4 gigs, I will think about it for my new rig with 2 of them. Gpus today need lots of ramQuote
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