VideoCardz.com is reporting that they not only know the upcoming GTX 960 core will be the GM206, but they reportedly have a photo of the unreleased chip.
Why are reported leaks always slightly out of focus? (Credit: VideoCardz.com)
The chip pictured appears to be a GM206-300, which the site claims will be the exact variant in the GTX 960 when it is released. The post speculates that based on the die size we can expect between 8 – 10 SMM's, or 1080 – 1280 CUDA cores. They further claim that the GTX 960 will have a 128-bit memory bus and reference cards will have a 2GB frame buffer (though naturally we can expect models with 4GB of memory after launch).
The post goes on to show what appears to be a search result for an ASUS GTX 960 on their site, but if this existed it has since been taken down. More than likely a GTX 960 is in fact close at hand, and the reported specs (and now multiple claimed listings for the card) are not hard to fathom.
We will keep you updated on this alleged new GPU if more details emerge.
Neet. I expected them to
Neet. I expected them to anounce this one instead of all that car crap.
What I’m wondering now it what the 950 will be. Will it be a re-branded 750ti or will the 750 become the 940. Wouldn’t it be cool if once again the 950 was one generation architecture advanced of the rest of the pack. It seemed weird to everyone that NVIDIA launched maxwell as a budget part instead of a flagship, lissen to old podcasts from then, some were even wondering if maxwell was flawed and the 750ti was the best it could do (clearly not the case) but as it tuns out the 750ti is AWESOME for the $ and the most popular budget gaming card of the year (I think, dont quote me on that)
So how cool would it be if (just speculating here) if the 950 is some new super efficient architecture that is as good as the 750ti in every way AND is low power/cool enough to run with a passive cooler. That would be the game changer we are all waiting for.
If the leaked specs are true,
If the leaked specs are true, maybe thats why the spent so much time on the car tech at their press conference. 2GB of vram is on the low side for a $200+ card right now. I’m looking forward to seeing performance reviews and what price point nvidia wants to sell them at.
128bit data bus. It is going
128bit data bus. It is going to be an excellent card for someone who will NOT buy a higher than 1080p resolution monitor, in the next 3 years. On the other hand if the performance is lower than that of 280 and the price the same, no reason to consider it as an option. If it comes with a price comparable to that of 270X, it will be a big hit.
That GPU looks like a picture
That GPU looks like a picture drawn in MS paint rather than a photograph. Or was it taken with a 2003 mobile phone’s camera?
Judging from the other
Judging from the other 900series, this will probably perform as well as a gtx 770 at a much smaller TDP and $