The 2GB GTX 960 Phasing out Starts as AIBs Launch New 4GB Variants
Last month, we heard rumors that Nvidia was planning to phase out 2GB versions of the Geforce GTX 960, and now it seems that the initiative has begun.
According to a report from WCCFtech, the Add-in-Board partners have started phasing out of 2GB variants of the GTX 960, as well as introducing some new ones. Some AIBs, including GALAX and KFA2, have recently launched new 4GB variants of the card. These include GALAX 4GB EXOC and GAMER models, and the KFA2 4GB OC Edition.
The GM206 based GeForce GTX 960 features 1024 CUDA cores, 64 Texture mapping units and 32 Raster operation units. The card is clocked at 1127 MHz base and 1178 MHz boost, and comes with either a 2 GB or 4GB GDDR5 memory. It houses a 128-bit bus that is clocked at 7.00 GHz (1753 MHz QDR), pumping out 112 GB/s of cumulative bandwidth.
The GTX 960 graphics card features a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of about 120W that is provided by a single 6-Pin connector. The display outputs include Dual-DVI, HDMI 2.0 and a single display port.
As for why the 2GB versions are being discontinued, this probably comes in response to the fact that the GTX 960 doesn’t perform well when compared to its AMD price-rival, the Radeon R9 380.
The Tonga Pro based R9 380 is cheaper and features 2GB or 4GB of vRAM along with a 384-bit memory bus, which provides significant gains in performance than the 128-bit on the GTX 960, especially with most AAA titles.