Far Cry Primal Graphics Card Performance Analysis


The Far Cry franchise gained notoriety for its impeccable graphical fidelity and enthralling open world environment. As a result, each release is incredibly useful to gauge the current state of graphics hardware and performance across various resolutions. Although, Ubisoft’s reputation has suffered in recent years due to poor optimization on major titles such as Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Watch Dogs. This means it’s essential to analyze the PC version in a technical manner and see if it’s really worth supporting with your hard-earned cash!

Far Cry Primal utilizes the Dunia Engine 2 which was deployed on Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4. Therefore, I’m not expecting anything revolutionary compared to the previous games. This isn’t necessarily a negative concept though because the amount of detail is staggering and worthy of recognition. Saying that, Far Cry 4 was plagued by intermittent hitching and I really hope this has been resolved. Unlike Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the latest entry has a retail price of $60. According to Ubisoft, this is warranted due to the lengthy campaign and amount on content on offer. Given Ubisoft’s turbulent history with recent releases, it will be fascinating to see how each GPU this generation fares and which brand the game favours at numerous resolutions.

“Far Cry Primal is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft. It was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23, 2016, and it was also released for Microsoft Windows on March 1, 2016. The game is set in the Stone Age, and revolves around the story of Takkar, who starts off as an unarmed hunter and rises to become the leader of a tribe.” From Wikipedia.

Rumours Suggest Upcoming NVIDIA GeForce Price Cuts

AMD has gained some foothold on NVIDIA as of late and we’ve also recently heard that the long-awaited new Fury-based dual-GPU card might make its appearance soon. That leaves the ball in NVIDIA’s corner and it is time for the to hit back. The latest rumours now suggest that NVIDIA might be preparing a series of price cuts on their GeForce GTX 900 series graphics cards. The price cuts, if the rumour is true, will affect the GTX 980 and below graphics cards, so should you want a GTX 980 Ti, then the price might stay the same for a bit longer.

The price cuts should make the holiday shopping a little nicer for those who are in the market for a new NVIDIA-based graphics card. With the new pricings, you should be able to get the GeForce GTX 960 for $179 USD, the GeForce GTX 970 for $299 USD, and the GeForce GTX 980 for $449 USD.

All three cards that are set to be discounted have their own market aspect. The GTX 960 is perfect for League of Legends or DOTA gamers that don’t require a large amount of GPU horsepower while the GTX 970 is perfectly suited for 1080p to 1440p gaming of all sorts. The GTX 980 is a really sweet card that can pull 1440p with the best of settings in most games and even makes some games playable in 4K.

A price cut could also tempt many people to opt for a second graphics card to their already existing and get a sweet SLI setup going. Would a price cut like this tempt you to get a new NVIDIA graphics card or are you holding back a little longer? Let us know in the comments.

Nvidia to Launch GTX 960 Ti to Tackle R9 380X?

OK, let’s get one thing out of the way, this is a rumour and should be taken with a pinch of fist full of salt. According to some leaked information, it would seem that Nvidia is cooking up a new graphics card to compete with AMD in the mid-to-high end GPU ranges. The new card, expected to be the Nvidia GTX 960 Ti, would most likely be made from a cut-down GM204, which would be perfect to take on the affordable powerhouse that is the AMD Radeon R9 380X.

So where would this card sit in the current Nvidia line-up? The GTX 960 is already sporting 1024 CUDA cores/8 SMMs and the higher up model, the GTX 970 has 1664 CUDA/13SMMs, so it would make sense that the GTX 960 Ti would sit snug between the two in terms of performance and price. Best guess would be around 1280-1408 CUDA cores, with around 10 SMMs, and a retail price of around $250.

No doubt the new card will feature MX 2.0 architecture, DX12 support and will buy some time for Nvidia to keep working on their new Pascal architecture, but still keep new Maxwell products coming to market. AMD are currently putting up a hell of a fight at this price range, beating out many Nvidia cards in price and performance, so it makes sense that Nvidia will counter attack this, which certainly adds weight to the already plausible rumours.

What the new card will be called remains to be seen, but GTX 960 Ti seems like a safe bet.

Nvidia May Drop 2GB Model of GTX 960

Originally launching in both a 2GB and 4GB variant, Nvidia is reportedly planning to discontinue the lower capacity model. By offering only a 4GB tier, Nvidia is hoping to make the card more attractive to buyers as they will only see the 4GB version. At this point in time, there is no word yet if the 4GB 960 will keep its current price or drop to fill in the void left by the departing 2GB model.

The GTX 960 features the full GM206, Nvidia’s budget Maxwell die. While the card does decent against AMD’s R9 380, it does fall behind a bit in terms of overall performance. With the launch of the GTX 950 as well, the 960 has become even more of a niche product. The 950 features only 256 fewer shaders and 12 TMUs, not a large margin by any means, placing its performance to near 960 levels. With such competition, it is understandable why Nvidia will try to differentiate the card more by only having a 4GB model.

The biggest question is whether or not the GTX 960 will actually need 4GB of VRAM. While 4GB might be needed for 1440p, the 960 is solidly a 1080p performing card. That has historically been the domain of 2GB of cards and by the time 4GB is required for 1080p, the GPU core of the 960 may well be lacking. One also must consider the fact the 950 also has a 4GB model and would age about the same as the 960. Both cards are also limited by the 128bit memory interface which may hinder the use of such a large frame buffer.

Undoubtedly though, the extra frame buffer would make the 960 more future proof if only just. It will be interesting to see if Nvidia does follow through with this move in the end. We will follow this story as it develops and bring you more information as it arrives so stay tuned!

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EVGA Bundles Exclusive Heroes of the Storm Kaijo Diablo With Selected GPUs

It is that time of the year again, no it’s not Christmas yet, but rather the time where we see a lot of new games and codes bundled with selected graphics cards. Yesterday we could report that MSI bundled Assassin’s Creed Chronicles codes with selected AMD cards and today EVGA has something for Nvidia fans. For a limited time, EVGA is bundling an exclusive Kaija Diablo Bundle for Heroes of Storm with the purchase of selected graphics cards.

The exclusive Kaijo Diablo Bundle includes the Diablo hero, Kaijo skin, and a 7-day Stim Pack. The bundle comes with the purchase of a qualifying EVGA GeForce GTX 950 or 960 graphics card. The list below will show which cards are eligible for the bundle.

For MOBA gamers, the GeForce GTX 950 provides the competitive edge in every battle with blazing fast performance and an incredible level of responsiveness. Get 3x the performance of a GeForce GTX 650 and the power of NVIDIA Maxwell architecture to transform your PC into a full-HD gaming rig capable of playing the latest titles. Or choose the GeForce GTX 960 for even faster performance!

The deal is valid for a lot of retailers and you can check up on that here. The promotion runs from the 23rd September 2015 and until the supply runs out of the promotions gets canceled again.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB ITX Graphics Card Review

Introduction and A Closer Look

The GeForce GTX 960 has been with us for a few months now, it has established itself as the ‘go-to’ graphics card for under $200. With the amount of power graphical power it produces at this price point, it has really been taken on by the mid-range enthusiast market and as such, NVIDIA allowed manufacturers to release an ITX version, much like the NVIDIA GTX 970 before it. This new form factor is set to take the Small Form Factor (SFF) a light. Well under the typical MSRP of the rest of the GTX 960 range, the ITX models. The push for the GTX 960 was to move stagnant gamers from their aging technology. The data was collected from a Steam survey; results showing the typical powered graphics card around a GTX 660 or lower.

Today we have Gigabyte’s offering into the ITX GTX 960 market, the Gigabyte Geforce GTX 960 2GB ‘ITX Edition’ OC; that’s a bit of a mouthful, so for the rest of the article, I will refer to it as GTX 960 ITX. The reason for the ‘ITX’ label is the entire length of the card is only 17cm, which is the length of an ITX motherboard. The card features all of the typical GTX 900 series features, but due to the decreased size, the flex display has been removed due to fewer output ports. Performance wise, it has two overclocked settings; OC and Gamer. The gamer has the highest overclock at around 8% over stock, but leaves the memory clock at the standard 7010MHz. It features the same 120W TDP and 128 Bit bus interface as the standard GTX 960, so let’s see if the increased clock speeds is enough to prove this ITX size card has what it takes to compete.

The packaging follows the same design as the other Gigabyte VGA boxes, plain and simple with just the key features.

Inside the box, we find a Molex to PCIe 6 pin cable, manual and driver disk.

The card is very plain, a very similar design to the GTX 970 ITX Edition. It features the newly implemented Windforce 92mm fan with increased air flow and silence.

Along the bottom of the card is nothing interesting; the PCIe interface and the side of the cooling shroud.

At the end of the card, we see the heatsink sticking out with open-ended fins for the hot air to be expelled.

Looking down onto the top of the card, still a very boring looking card, but you do get a look at those massive copper cooling pipes.

To keep the cost down, Gigabyte didn’t incorporate a backplate on this graphics card.

The outputs offered is very wide for a card this size, 1x HDMI, 2x DVI and 1x DisplayPort. This means there aren’t enough ports to carry out FlexDisplay.


Get Your Old Rig Gaming Ready on a Tight Budget


Have you been looking at the latest graphics cards, then looking at your own PC and thinking you’ve got a gutless gaming rig? I know the feeling, the new cards can be very tempting, at least until you check your bank balance and remember you’re not rich. High-end hardware is great, but do you really need a $1000 Titan X to enjoy your favourite games? Nope. If you’re thinking that your current system is a little outdated, that you need to upgrade the whole thing to be able to enjoy the latest games, you’re wrong and I’m going to prove it.

Now I will admit, if you have a good bit of money saved up to replace your entire rig, go for it, it’ll be awesome. However, if your budget is limited and your system needs a new lease of life, we’re going to see how much improvement you can get for a modest investment of just £300 (approx $440 US)!

I’ll be starting out with a rather humble system, which features the hardware listed below, which I think you’ll agree is pretty unremarkable by today’s standards. The motherboard is an overclocking board, but we’ll be running at stock clocks to help better simulate an under powered system, it just happens to be the most suitable board I had at the time.

  • Dual-core i3 4330 3.5GHz
  • MSI GTX 560 Ti 1GB graphics card
  • ADATA 8GB 1600Mhz Memory 11-11-11-28
  • Gigabyte GA-Z97N Motherboard
  • Western Digital 500GB Hard Drive 7200RPM
  • Silverstone Kublai KL06 Chassis
  • Seasonic 600W 80+ Bronze PSU
  • CoolerMaster Gemini Low-Profile CPU cooler

I’ll be upgrading the system with the following components, then benchmarking it in some popular applications to compare how much the performance improves.

All prices correct at the time of writing.

As you can see, there’s nothing exciting about this system. Perhaps a couple of years ago, a system of this specification may have raised an eyebrow a little, but perhaps not so much today.

No SSD here, just a standard and rather well aged mechanical hard drive, so expect boot times to be enough to go and make a coffee.

The GPU has had a hard life, it’s actually the one we used to use for chassis reviews, so there’s are a few bumps and scrapes, but it’s still in perfect working order.

I’ve already benchmarked the system with this setup and we’ll get to the scores for that very soon, so let’s install our new Ballistix Sport memory, which has tighter timings than the old kit, it won’t be much, but it should give us that extra edge for very little investment.

The Crucial BX100, an absolutely incredible bargain at under £60 ($88 US); this will no doubt have a huge impact on the systems performance.

I’ll be using the new ASUS GTX 960 STRIX 2GB card for my upgrade.

It’s certainly one of the nicest GTX 960’s on the market right now and while I’m expecting great performance gains, it’s also aesthetically pleasing, so should provide a nice visual upgrade too!

The card also features more video outputs than the 560 Ti, giving you greater connectivity options.

It also features a nice back plate and only required a single 6-pin power connector vs the dual 6-in required by the GTX 560 Ti.


New components all installed, which only took about ten minutes to get them out of their respective boxes and plugged in.

The GTX 960 looking great!

Our new BX100 SSD.

Finally, the new Ballistix Sport memory.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GeForce GTX Bundle Now Available

NVIDIA has previously indicated that they will be shipping a copy of the most anticipated RPG game of the year, The Wither 3: Wild Hunt, along with select graphics solutions. For those who are not familiar with the game, The Witcher titles are excellent storytelling RPGs, with a lot of branching quests and morally ambiguous choices.

In the latest title, NVIDIA made sure that the game uses advanced graphics. By ‘advanced graphics’ we mean that CD Projekt Red, The Witcher’s developer, has teamed up with NVIDIA to add its new techniques and the latest effects in order to bring fantastical scenes to life with the help of NVIDIA GameWorks effects, including HBAO+, HairWorks, and PhysX.

NVIDIA is apparently giving a copy of the title bundled with its “Undeniably Epic” GeForce GTX 980, 970 or 960 graphic cards, for both desktop and notebook solutions. A list of retailers can be found here.

Source: GeForce

GIGABYTE Gives Their GTX 960 the 4GB Treatment

GIGABYTE has given two of their GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards an upgrade to 4GB of memory, the WindForce 2X and the G1.Gaming. The two GIGABYTE cards feature better cooling solutions and are factory overclocked.

The WindForce 2X (N960WF2OC-4GD) features a the twin fan WindForce 2X cooling solution and comes with a factory-overclock of 1241 MHz core and a 1304 MHz GPU Boost speed. The G1.Gaming (N960G1 GAMING-4GD) comes with the bigger WindForce 3X cooler that has three fans and a bigger heatsink. It comes with a core speed of 1266 MHz and the same 1304 MHz GPU Boost speed. Both of these cards now feature 4 GB of GDDR5 memory on their 128-bit wide memory bus running at 7 GHz.

Thanks to TechPowerUp for providing us with this information

ASUS GTX 960 Mini Revealed

The GTX 960 series of graphics cards has gotten off to a great start. The cards may not be the most competitive on price, but their low power consumption and heat are a big win for those wanting to build a compact gaming system, or HTPC style gaming rig.

The latest card from ASUS pushes this even further, as the GTX 960 Mini measures in at just 17cm long, making it compatible with a huge range of chassis, or should that be a large range of very small chassis.

The card is factory overclocked, with 1190 MHz on the core and 1253 MHz GPU boost. The memory still sits at 7 GHz and draws power from a single 6-pin connection.

No word on price or availability yet, but we doubt you’ll have to wait long to find out.

MSI Announced Limited Edition GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 960

A couple of weeks ago we could report that MSI was getting a Limited Edition green GTX 970 ready to celebrate the milestone of 100 million Nvidia cards sold. Now they’ve expanded upon it and are also releasing a GeForce GTX960 in the same colour scheme.

Both cards feature the great Twin Frozr V cooler with Zero Frozr technology, Torx Fan design and also come with a backplate to improve structural stability and complement the appearances. A special gift is also included ‘as a token of our appreciation’, but what that gift is remains unknown.

MSI also released the specifications of both cards as seen above. The new cards are starting to become available and Overclockers UK has the GTX960 listed for £179.99 and the GTX970 for £319.99.

Thanks to MSI for providing us with this information

Testing Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 960 2GB Graphics Cards In SLI


Here at eTeknix, we strive to give the consumer the best possible advice in every aspect of technology. Today is no different, as we have 2 GeForce GTX 960’s ready for some testing. The first is the Asus STRIX GeForce GTX 960 (check out our review of that here) and the second is the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960 (check out our review of that here). When striving for the best results, it is favourable to test 2 of the same models to allow for no variation in any clock speeds or variations in any integrated components. Fortunately, as these cards are both non-reference, we have some headroom for overclocking, which is sometimes not present in reference models.

In their dedicated reviews, you can see that both of these graphics cards are more than capable of running most feature games and benchmarking software at playable levels at 1440p. When tested at 4K resolution, both of these cards struggled and failed to wow us, so it will be interesting to see how these cards stack up against their single scores. This setup might be the favourable choice for some, as it is more budget friendly than splashing the cash on a pair of GTX 970’s or GTX 980’s, so let’s find out if it’s worth it!

We inserted both GTX 960 graphics cards onto our Core i7 5820K and X99-based test system, ensuring adequate spacing and that both have access to sufficient PCI-e bandwidth for SLI operation.

Due to both of these graphics cards having ample cooling capabilities in their own right, position isn’t really an issue. In this test, we have placed the Gigabyte G1 Gaming graphics card in the traditional ‘Hot Spot’ due to its far more substantial cooling solution.

As we saw in the dedicated reviews, thermal throttling isn’t an issue here. In fact, both of these cards have a passive running feature which allows for passive running under 65°c. It will be very interesting to see if these cards can run passively together, possibly even while playing slightly more demanding games.

Both of the graphics cards we have here are non-reference, they have a higher base clock as standard compared to a reference design card. We will have to match these cards clock speeds of both core and memory to try to closely match them and to give the best results.


Asus GeForce GTX 960 DirectCU II OC STRIX 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction and A Closer Look

Today we welcome the highly anticipated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 to the table. The GeForce GTX 960 is the 3rd iteration in the GTX 900 series. Based on the newest, most powerful NVIDIA Maxwell architecture to date, it hopes to bring 1440p and up gaming to those on a tighter budget. Nvidia has held information of this card close to their chest, but have given us a tantalising taste with their recent statement of it being an “Overclockers Dream”, supposedly reaching very high core clocks; insane capability for a midrange card. NVIDIA states that this card is aimed at the core gamers, with Steam users feedback outlining that 66% of users still game with the equivalent of a GTX 660 or below; that’s around the same performance as a Radeon 7850 for those in the Red corner. NVIDIA are keeping the same features that we’ve previously seen on the GTX 970/GTX 980 which were introduced with Maxwell such as MFAA (Multi-Framed Sampled Anti-Aliasing), allowing high detailed gaming at higher resolutions, perfect for 4k. With Maxwell, also brought much lower power requirements, lower operating temperatures, noise and electric bills.

The version we have here today is the Asus STRIX GeForce GTX 960. This particular model, STRIX being the ancient Roman word for owl, is Asus’ newest variation, incorporates the DirectCU II cooling style, but with more features and improved aesthetics. This particular model boasts 30% cooler operation with an impressive 0 decibel operation. This card comes with an awe inspiring overclock, with 2 presets of ‘Gaming’ and ‘Overclock’ modes for you to choose from. Nvidia has waited 4 months to release this graphics card, but has it been worth the wait?

The packaging style follows suit for the STRIX brand, incorporating the mechanical Owl as an eerie backdrop. Follow suit for the DirectCU II cooler advertisement, Asus display a slightly exploded view of the cooler housing and internals. Along the bottom of the box, the core features of the card are displayed. Contents include Asus’ SpeedSetup manual, driver disc and a DVI to VGA adapter.

The cooler shroud has its very distinctive Owl shape, keeping the colour theme very plain and simple with mere red highlights to break up the black. Asus make no attempt at hiding those distinctive 10mm cooling pipes at the base of the card. This model boasts an impressive passive feature while keeping the graphics card up to 30% cooler compared to reference design. The passive feature remains active for temperatures below 65°c, to allow for zero noise interference for light gaming sessions and general use.

Along the bottom, we get a better look at those behemoth cooling pipes and can get a sneak peek into the heatsink where all the magic happens to help it shave up to 30% cooling capability off the reference cards.

At the end of the card, its a very economic, the shroud ends just shy of the heatsink to allow for improved airflow around the fins.

Looking down onto the top of the card, you get a better feel for the size of it. With the cooling shroud and heatsink hanging around a 1/5th over the end of the card, you know this will stay nice and cool, even under intense gaming sessions. Equipped with a single 6-pin power connection and a single SLI connection, there is little distraction away from the STRIX logo.

The 6-pin power connection has an integrated LED to provide a visual representation for an incomplete setup. Red for incomplete and white for satisfactory installation of the power cable.

The back of the card retains the plain and simple look to the card, brushed metal with just a laser-etched Asus logo, very understated. The metal backplate provides extra protection to the PCB which helps lower the temperature. A bit of thought has gone into the logo placements, both upside down, so when mounted, they will be the correct way up; shame about the sticker placement though.

For such a small card, it doesn’t fall short of outputs. three full-sized DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI 2.0 and 1x DVI-i. It gives you the feeling that this can handle a multi-monitor setup with ease; the HDMI 2.0 port can handle 4k resolutions at 60Hz.

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction and A Closer Look

The GeForce GTX 960, NVIDIA’s newest graphics card iteration, has caused quite a stir in recent weeks. The release of the cards were delayed, bringing the actual release of these models to over 4 months later than their big brothers, the GTX 970/980. Research surveys taken from Steam has revealed that around 66% of gamers still use the equivalent of a GTX 660 or lower; this card will offer a simple plug and play upgrade with performance increases of up to 60%. The GTX 960 utilises the same Maxwell process technology that the rest of the GTX 900 family uses. This series has brought more performance with lower power requirements and in the form of the GTX 960, it has dropped all the way down to 120w while only using a single 6-pin power connector. Along with a lower power consumption, the new Maxwell process brings MFAA (Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing), an exclusive for the GTX 900 family, this feature can deliver a 30% performance boost while maintaining the high quality detail we demand while gaming, ideal for gaming at high resolutions.

The version we have here is the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960. It features a revamped Windforce cooler, giving it a premium look and hopefully premium performance. Changing the plastic shroud to metal and an additional metal back plate to support the behemoth heatsink contained within; they have also changed the fan fin design to increase airflow by as much as 23% and reducing noise to under 20 decibels.

Gigabyte have given this new addition the same overclocking treatment as the GTX 970/980, giving it a 10% base and boost overclock to 1241 MHz and 1304 MHz respectively and increasing the TDP to 160W compared to the 120W standard, but with a 6-phase power design to balance load and to reduce temperatures, while also increasing product life. This increase power and 6-phase power design allows for higher stable overclocks and no throttling in intensive benchmarking sessions.

The packaging follows the same design as the other G1 Gaming series boxes with the key features along the bottom and the dominant Gigabyte ‘Eye’ logo giving additional colour alongside the NVIDIA green. Contents include a Quick start guide, driver disc and 2x molex to 6-pin GPU power adapter cables.

This card has a very demanding presence, measuring in at 312mm in length, it may prove a tight squeeze into some of the smaller cases such as the Corsair 250D. The brushed metal shroud with black opaque fan fins gives the impression that this card is here to do the business with no fancy gimmicks.

Along the bottom, we can get a first glimpse of the heatsink and see the size of the PCB, a fair size longer than its competitors. The shroud hugs the heatsink around the sides, with well-placed cut-outs to allow for increased airflow, while keeping the card rigid.

At the end of the card, you can see the protruding ends of the 4x 6mm copper heatpipes. The backplate here bends up to almost meet the shroud, maximising the dissipation of the hot air from the fans.

Looking down onto the top of the card, you get a better feel for the size of it. Matching the length of the rest of the G1 Gaming series, this will have no issue handling those intense factory overclocks. We see here the iconic ‘Windforce’ Logo which illuminates blue when powered on. This particular model has the ability to run passively under less intense gaming sessions and general use. On each side of the ‘Windforce’ Logo, there are 2 additional logos; ‘Stop’ and ‘Silent’ which also illuminate when the card is running passively. You can also see the additional 6-pin power connection that works towards the 6-phase power design.

The back of the card follows suit to the other G1 Gaming styles. Mirrored cutouts aid rear ventilation and cooling of some of the rear mounted components. There is also a laser etched ‘G1 Gaming’ Logo and Gigabyte ‘Eye’ Logo, upside down, but that would appear the correct way up when mounted in a standard case.

Here you can see the vast array of outputs. 1x DVI-I, 1x DVI-D, 3x DisplayPort 1.2 and 1x HDMI 2.0. The HDMI port is able to support 4k resolutions at 60Hz. Used in certain configurations, you can utilise Gigabytes own ‘Flex Display Technology’. The technology allows the use of up to 4 monitors for multi-monitor displays. The easiest way of achieving this would be to use both DVI outputs, 1 x Display port and the HDMI port, but other configurations are available.

Rumour: Nvidia GTX 960 Coming in January

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and 980 graphics cards based around the Maxwell architecture have impressed gamers around the world. They offer excellent efficiency, performance and more, making them some of the best graphics cards money can buy. However, one card still remains to be seen and it’s the one I’m sure a lot of you are waiting for, the GTX 960.

The x60 series of cards from any recent Nvidia range has always offered great performance at a more competitive price, and current rumours suggest that the new card will draw just 150W of power, a nice drop from the 165W of the current GTX 980; it should feature just a single 6-pin PCIe power connector.

The card is reportedly set for a January 22nd announcement.

Thank you TweakTown for providing us with this information.

Nvidia Preparing to Launch GeForce GTX 960

News, leaked images, specifications, prices and more have been flooding in all week about the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 9xx range of cards. While we know that Nvidia will be launching the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 cards in a few days time, it looks like they’ll be joined by a third entry in the series just a few weeks later.

The new card is said to be the GeForce GTX 960 and is expected to cost under $300. There are no other details surrounding this card, but the x60 moniker cards have always been well known for offering great performance at more affordable prices; at least when compared to the x70 and x80 cards.

The GTX 960 is expected to launch in mid-to-late October this year; around a month after the launch of the 970 and 980 hardware.

Thank you Hermitage Akihabara for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of TechPowerUp.