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Nvidia to Phase out 2GB GTX 960 GPUs

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.

 

What do you think of Nvidia's reported plans? You can join the discussion on Nvidia's plans to phase out the 2GB version of their GTX 960 GPU on the OC3D Forums.

 

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09-10-2015, 05:49:13

cooperman
I think it was a stupid card in the first place adding 4gb to it dosent make it any more attractive on a card that cant use 4gbs of vram thay need to stop mucking about and make a 960tiQuote

09-10-2015, 07:37:29

W1tness
The 960 can use the 4gb of VRAM(check out Paul's Hardware's GTA V VRAM usage video) Just because the card isn't up to spec for some doesn't men that it's completely gimped. There's no way of denying that it is the perfect card for 1080p high/ultra and 1440p high settings. Also, a 960ti would completely cannibalize the gtx 970 sales. There wouldn't be a point in buying either the 960 and 970 because there's something in between. Plus, 2gb at 1080p is still perfect unless you're some kind of masochist.Quote

09-10-2015, 08:09:44

JR23
While this is clearly just stupid, it's going to make it incredibly hard for anyone to sell 2GB cards, because nVidia.

JRQuote

09-10-2015, 08:18:05

King of Old Old School
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR23 View Post
While this is clearly just stupid, it's going to make it incredibly hard for anyone to sell 2GB cards, because nVidia.

JR
I agreeQuote

09-10-2015, 09:12:33

Squaldo
Well..why not?
960 with 4 gigs can play most games on 1080p so.
Just like the other guy said.."because Nvidia" Quote
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