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Graphic cardz orientated news organ Videocardz exclusively revealed photos and some "confirmed" details of the Nvidia Maxwell GM206-300 and GeForce GTX 960 this weekend. It also claimed that shipments of the graphics cards have been sent out already and some press releases concerning these SKUs are subject to an NDA which lifts on 15th January.

 

According to Videocardz the official variants of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards will differ only in the amount of RAM installed. It expects initial launch products to be equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM with 4GB versions following in their wake. They will all be based upon the GM206-300 graphics processor. Of course manufacturers will implement their custom coolers and so on to try and differentiate their products.

 

Source: http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/79389-first-pictures-nvidia-gtx-960-cards-gm206-gpus-appear/ 

 

                                              

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That green and black MSi is the sex!

EDIT: I haven't followed the 960 too terribly much, are these supposed to be the $200 price leader at launch? Was thinking of grabbing the 960 and a lower end G-Sync display for my boys.
    
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Looks way too much like a toy ><<br />
Will see the benchmarks.
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Nice Christmas theme. If only MSI made a green version of the 970 with a backplate...
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Nice Christmas theme. If only MSI made a green version of the 970 with a backplate...

http://www.fudzilla.com/news/graphics/36673-msi-shows-two-new-gtx-970-graphics-cards-at-ces-2015
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Ok BIG question. Why 2Gb of ram? Alot of games now want 4 gigs
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Ok BIG question. Why 2Gb of ram? Alot of games now want 4 gigs

These cards aren't really intended for higher than 1080p resolutions, where 2gb is still plenty for the horsepower this GPU should provide. Plus, it's hardly like there won't be aftermarket 4gb versions anyway tongue.gif.
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Ok BIG question. Why 2Gb of ram? Alot of games now want 4 gigs

This is a budget card and isn't targeted at the 1440P+ market. Yes, there are a few situations at 1080P where 2GB could become an issue, but those are still pretty damn limited these days. Super Mod Skyrim is one and Shadows of Mordor with settings cranked up are the two biggest abusers of RAM I can think of. I have heard The Witcher 2 was a RAM hog as well, but that could be handled.

Either way, the target audiance for this card isn't probably going to find themselves in a situation where the rest of their rig could warrant the performance 4GB requires. Also there is a lot more to a card other than VRAM, efficiency can be a pretty big thing too. Someone on an OEM rig with a not so great PSU? Well the 960 could be a meaningful upgrade for them that wouldn't require a new PSU to do it.
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These cards aren't really intended for higher than 1080p resolutions, where 2gb is still plenty for the horsepower this GPU should provide. Plus, it's hardly like there won't be aftermarket 4gb versions anyway tongue.gif.

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So... we thinking a 249 or 279 price point?
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These cards aren't really intended for higher than 1080p resolutions, where 2gb is still plenty for the horsepower this GPU should provide. Plus, it's hardly like there won't be aftermarket 4gb versions anyway tongue.gif.

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This is a budget card and isn't targeted at the 1440P+ market. Yes, there are a few situations at 1080P where 2GB could become an issue, but those are still pretty damn limited these days. Super Mod Skyrim is one and Shadows of Mordor with settings cranked up are the two biggest abusers of RAM I can think of. I have heard The Witcher 2 was a RAM hog as well, but that could be handled.

Either way, the target audiance for this card isn't probably going to find themselves in a situation where the rest of their rig could warrant the performance 4GB requires. Also there is a lot more to a card other than VRAM, efficiency can be a pretty big thing too. Someone on an OEM rig with a not so great PSU? Well the 960 could be a meaningful upgrade for them that wouldn't require a new PSU to do it.
6 second Ninja here.

So these things will cost $230ish and perform about the same as a overclocked 770 then overall. I was just hoping for 4gb to be standard on anything being sold for more then $200
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