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ADATA Premier Pro 16GB DDR4-2133 CL15 Memory Review
ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix Video Card Review
Asus GTX 960 Strix
ASUS GTX 960 STRIX DirectCU II Review
ASUS GTX 960 STRIX OC 2 GB
Asus GTX960 Strix OC Edition Review
Asus Strix GTX 960 DirectCU II Review
ASUS STRIX GTX 960 Video Card Review
Cleaning up Ubuntu 14.10,14.04,13.10 system
EVGA Geforce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ reviewed
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC Review
EVGA GTX 960 SSC 2 GB
EVGA GTX 960 Super Superclocked Video Card Review
Gainward GTX 960 Phantom GLH previewed
GeForce GTX 960 Review
GeForce GTX 960 SLI Review: 2x Gigabyte GTX 960s Put to the Test
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming Review
Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming 2GB Video Card Review
Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming previewed
GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 Gaming Review
Gigabyte GTX960 G1 Gaming SOC Review
GTX 960 Review
KFA2 GeForce GTX 960 EXOC Review
LUXA2 Aluminium MFi Lightning USB Charge / Sync Cable Review
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming OC Review
MSI GTX 960 Gaming OC 2 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Review With EVGA And ASUS
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 review: extremely efficient Full HD graphics card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960: A Great $200 GPU For Linux Gamers
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960 graphics card reviewed
NVIDIA, MSI, EVGA GTX 960 Review
Palit GeForce GTX 960 JetStream
Palit GTX 960 Super JetStream 2 GB
SLI review: ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix
The NVIDIA GTX 960 Performance Review



ADATA Premier Pro 16GB DDR4-2133 CL15 Memory Review

Today we wish to present one of the ADATA DDR4 memory kits. The tested memory is from the consumer series, Premier, which is specified to run at DDR4-2133 CL15. These basic DDR4 kits have been on the market for some time so they should be easily available. ADATA has also recently announced the XPG Z1 DDR4 which I have hopes to see on Funky Kit soon.
Many users are probably interested to see how much memory performance difference can make in their system or if the lower clocked memory is good enough for their daily work. I hope this review will answer at least part of those questions related to which to buy for the expensive but top performing Intel X99 platform.

Read full article @ FunkyKit

ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix Video Card Review

It is clear what NVIDIA’s message is to the enthusiast community, they are willing to be competitive. To further confirm this claims, the release price of the GeForce GTX 960 is just $199 for the basic models, a bit more for the feature packed ones like the Asus Strix sample that we will be reviewing today. In comparison to it’s predecessor, the GeForce GTX 960 comes in at around 20% cheaper than it’s predecessor, the GeForce GTX 760.

Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

Asus GTX 960 Strix

If no one had to worry about money we would all be running crazy high end PCs with 3 or 4 GTX 980’s or R9 290X’s. The reality is that most people can’t afford to do that and even when they can it’s hard to justify spending that much money on just one part of their PC. The fact is even just one of those cards can cost more than a budget PC and 4 of them can be more than some cars. Because of that we have to try to find a balance between price and performance and along with that make sure there is a card for every price point along the way. Nvidia launched their Maxwell based GTX 980 and GTX 970 back in September, they are now starting to fill in a little more of the 900 Series product line with the introduction of the GTX 960 today. So today I’m going to see how the GTX 960 performs by taking a look at the overclocked Asus GTX 960 Strix.

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ASUS GTX 960 STRIX DirectCU II Review

The new GTX 960 is finally here and with it comes NVIDIA's latest GPU core - Maxwell. The new core has impressed is with both the GTX 980 and 970 siblings with some excellent power saving features. Today's sample, the ASUS Strix arrives with a healthy factory overclock with the core running at 1291MHz (1317MHz Boost) and an impressive 7200 MHz memory overclock. ASUS claim this will give users an average 12% increase in gaming performance which is most welcome.

Read full article @ Vortez

ASUS GTX 960 STRIX OC 2 GB

The ASUS GTX 960 STRIX OC is a custom variant of the GTX 960 that comes with an overclock out of the box on both GPU and memory. It is also the only card that features a backplate. Like all other boards it will completely turn off its fans in idle and light gaming for the perfect noise free experience.

Read full article @ techPowerUp

Asus GTX960 Strix OC Edition Review

It was almost a year ago when Nvidia released their first graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. My reviews of the GTX750Ti were positive – Maxwell delivered excellent full HD performance while taking all the power it needed direct from the PCIe slot. I said back in February 2014 that future high end Nvidia GPU’s would likely lead the way – and as the year came to a close I was proved correct. The GTX970 and GTX980 won multiple awards on KitGuru. Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture also walked away with our Excellence in Technology Award (http://www.kitguru.net/site-news/highlights/andrzej/kitguru-annual-awards-2014/13/) for 2014. 2015 is a new year and with the GTX960 being released this week, can Nvidia possibly do it again?

Read full article @ KitGuru

Asus Strix GTX 960 DirectCU II Review

Mid-range Maxwell under the spotlight. With the launch of GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 back in September 2014, Maxwell improved high-end performance to a reasonable degree but advanced energy efficiency by a tremendous amount. HEXUS has since put numerous partner cards through the wringer, and the best of the bunch deliver stellar performance in a quiet-running package that consumes far less power than any competing solution.

It's easy to sing Maxwell's praises, but there is an obvious problem: GTX 970 pricing starts at £260 and rises to over £400 for the range-topping GTX 980. Sure, they're great parts, but not everyone can afford to lavish such sums on a GPU upgrade.

Read full article @ Hexus

ASUS STRIX GTX 960 Video Card Review

NVIDIA has had tremendous success with GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 video cards. NVIDIA has sold over 1 million GTX 980/970 cards since their introduction in September 2014. Saying that Maxwell has been successful is an understatement as no other flagship GPU surpassed the million sold mark so quickly. NVIDIA hopes that success multiples as they roll out Maxwell to the sweet spot, which means the $200 price point. Yes, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB video card will be priced at $199! Read on to see how the ASUS STRIX GTX 960 DirectCU II OC 2GB video card performs!

Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Cleaning up Ubuntu 14.10,14.04,13.10 system

We have already discussed Cleaning up a Ubuntu GNU/Linux system and this tutorial is updated with new ubuntu versions and more tools added.

Read full article @ Ubuntu Geek

EVGA Geforce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ reviewed

Nvidia designed Maxwell to deliver more efficiency and performance, so the GTX 980, GTX 970 and GTX 960 are vastly more efficient than their Kepler-based predecessors. The GTX 980 has a TDP of 165W, the GTX 970 is rated at 145W, while the GTX 960 has a TDP of 120W.

The old GTX 780 Ti and GTX 780 have a TDP of 250W, while the GTX 760's TDP stands at 170W, the same TDP as the GTX 670. Just like their predecessors the GTX 980 and GTX 970 cards are capable of delivering smooth frame rates at resolutions up to 2560x1600, while the GTX 960 is good for playing at up to the 1920x1080. In case you are planning to build a 4K capable gaming rig, you will have to grab a couple of GTX 980/970 cards. The GTX 960 is mainstream card and it supports SLI, however two GTX 960 will be enough for 4K gaming only in less demanding titles.
Compared to previous Maxwell products, the GeForce GTX 960 features an entirely new GM206 GPU. It supports all of Maxwell’s new graphics features like VXGI and MFAA, and comes with an advanced video engine.

Like the flagship GeForce GTX 980, the GeForce GTX 960 has a new display engine capable of supporting resolutions up to 5K with up to four simultaneous displays (including support for up to four 4K MST displays). The GeForce GTX 960 also supports HDMI 2.0.

Read full article @ Fudzilla

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC Review

The GPU sweet spot. That's how Nvidia is referring to its new mid-range Maxwell card, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960. The bare minimum. That's how we're going to be referring to it. Nvidia has released the GeForce GTX 960 as the necessary replacement for the last remaining Kepler-based graphics card in its current GPU stack, the GTX 760. With the first-gen GTX 750 and 750 Ti cards completing the low-end, and the GTX 970 and GTX 980 rocking the high-performance world, the Maxwell stack is now pretty much feature-complete. We're still waiting on ultra-enthusiast cards to tip up later in the year to spoil the expected next high-end AMD Radeon launch, but for the consumer segment this is pretty much your lot for the foreseeable.And this EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC is one of the fastest versions of Nvidia's new card around. Though we still can't help but feel a little underwhelmed. We've already got graphics cards around this same price point with a similar level of PC gaming performance. The game hasn't really been pushed forward and that's a mite disappointing.

Read full article @ Techradar

EVGA GTX 960 SSC 2 GB

EVGA's GTX 960 SSC is built upon the company's famous ACX Cooler which provides extremely low noise levels and completely turns off while idling. The card is also overclocked out of the box with a sizable overclock that helps it gain 5% over the NVIDIA reference design.

Read full article @ techPowerUp

EVGA GTX 960 Super Superclocked Video Card Review

As hardware enthusiasts we realize two basic things. The first is that the systems we build are often overkill for gaming and second that you can game on almost anything. Of course there is a sweet spot when it comes to gaming hardware where you pick a video card that provides decent performance at your monitor resolution and is affordable.

In this review we will be looking at the new EVGA GTX 960 Super Superclocked video card. This card is based on the NVidia GTX 960 and positioned to be the new performance chip for mainstream gaming.

Read full article @ Hardware Asylum

Gainward GTX 960 Phantom GLH previewed

The GLH card looks like many other Gainward cards with the trademark Phantom cooler, as it is not a new design – the cooler is used on the GTX 760 Phantom card and GTX 970 Phantom card, but this is not a bad thing. Actually, it’s a good thing since this is a great cooler, but the downside is that it takes up 2.5 slots in your rig. The Phantom’s fans are hidden behind the heatsink, so it may trick the casual observer into thinking that it’s a passive cooler. Still, if you peek through the heatsink fins, you’ll see the silhouettes of the fans. The shroud looks nice, but it is plastic. The GTX 970 Phantom card is 247mm long and 112mm high.

The fans can be removed without removing the heatsink or messing with the wiring. You just need to undo a single screw and pull the fan out of the heatsink. This clever trick was introduced on Gainward’s Kepler generation cards and it saves a lot of time if you need to clean your card.The Phantom cooler is can keep the temperature below 69 degrees Celsius despite high factory overclock. More importantly, the card is quiet all the time. Gainward did not implement Nvidia’s new Fan Stop Mode feature (which stops the fan in idle) but the GTX 960 Phantom GLH is inaudible in idle mode anyway. Our measurements can confirm that in idle the GPU temperature of the GLH stays below 32 degrees Celsius and the card is totally silent. When it’s idling, the fans spin at about 800RPM, as you can see from the GPUZ screenshots below.

Read full article @ Fudzila

GeForce GTX 960 Review

With most gamers spending $200 or less on a GPU, the new GeForce GTX 960 is set to take over the so-called value sweet spot, offering a cost-effective way to enjoy high-end games and should appeal to gamers who are preparing for the impending wave of DirectX 12 titles on a budget.

Read full article @ Techspot

GeForce GTX 960 SLI Review: 2x Gigabyte GTX 960s Put to the Test

Because they're meant to provide the best bang for your buck, sweet spot GPUs have typically been an affordable way to achieve high-end performance via SLI or Crossfire. Gigabyte sent us a pair of GTX 960s for testing. We have a GTX 960 G1 Gaming card as well as a GTX 960 WindForce 2X.

Read full article @ Techspot

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming Review

In this review we check out the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960. This product is gorgeous as it is the most silent of all the cards we tested. Next to some fantastic looks including a proper backplate, the product comes factory overclocked, has a WindForce based cooler and was the best overclocker as well. The mainstream graphics card has 2 GB graphics memory and is definitely capable of playing games in 1080P really well.

So, it's Nvidia who is releasing the GeForce GTX 960 based products. The GM206 GPU empowering the card has been a topic of much discussion over the past few months, and let's face it... everybody expected this GPU to be based on the GPU being used in the GTX 970 and 980. Then there were delays, and the product got pushed backwards to even after Christmas. Yes, somebody made the decision that the GTX 960 should be a cheaper fab product opposed to using the more expensive GM204 that you know from the GTX 970/980. Nvidia now bakes the GM206 for the GTX 960 series, the product has been castrated and stripped of everything that is sexy with the GTX 970/980. You'll see the memory cut down to 2 GB of memory on these puppies, that memory runs on a 128-bit wide bus, the shader processors have been halved to 1024 Shader/Stream/Cuda cores.

Read full article @ Guru3D

Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming 2GB Video Card Review

As much as everyone wants a high-end video card, the premium price often means that it is out of reach for a majority of users out there. While there are many who upgrade with every generational release, most users choose to upgrade their graphics card every other generation or every two or three years. This mainstream market segment is often … Read more.

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Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming previewed

The GTX 960 G1 Gaming works at base clock of 1241MHz, while the reference GPU base clock is 1126MHz. Nvidia's GPU Boost 2.0 takes the average GPU clock to 1178MHz for the reference GPU and to 1304MHz for the G1 Gaming card. Note that the actual Boost clock will vary from game-to-game depending on actual system conditions. Geforce GTX 960 pack 1024 CUDA cores. The memory subsystem of GeForce GTX 960 consists of two 64-bit memory controllers (128-bit) with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.

The reference GTX 960 has a TDP of 120W while the G1 Gaming goes up to 160W, but thanks to 6-power delivery design ensures higher, solid boost clock while maintaining low temperature.
Like GeForce GTX 980, the GeForce GTX 960 has a new display engine capable of supporting resolutions up to 5K with up to four simultaneous displays (including support for up to four 4K MST displays). GeForce GTX 960 also supports HDMI 2.0.

To fulfill consumer’s needs Gigabyte also showed two other SKUs which are WF2OC (1216 MHz base /1279 MHz boost) and IXOC (1165 MHz base /1228 MHz boost).
The G1 Gamin comes with great performance and cooling solution for enthusiasts and gamers while the WF2OC is better for value seekers. The IXOC card is special by being short and this could be selling point for HTPC builders. Below are images, first of the WF2OC, and then of the IXOC. The MSRP of GTX 960 G1 is €245, Windforce OC €219 and ITX version €199 in Germany.

Read full article @ Fudzilla

GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 Gaming Review

Our first NVIDIA GTX 960 Review comes in the form of the new GIGABYTE G1 GAMING series. This new group features a redesigned Windforce cooler FLEX display technology while also being overclocked from the factory. We've examined the Windforce cooler in great depth on numerous occasions and will continue to do with this variant which has some very neat touches. However, the big attraction with this card is the new GTX 960 core from NVIDIA - code named 'Maxwell'. Itself, a variant of the full fat Maxwell core found on the GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards from the same family, this version is a trimmed down core which still features many of those found on the GTX 960's stablemates. Power saving is the main attraction here.

The GTX 980s and GTX 970s while being fine examples of graphics cards in their own right failed to thoroughly impress us in that the main attraction being power saving. Sure there were performance improvements over their forbears but power saving is not a key feature most end users will look for when opting for a flagship product. Out right performance is key there. Not so with a mid range card where value for money encompasses all attributes not just the purchase cost but also running costs and here is where the Maxwell core scores big.

Over the next 20 or so pages we will examine the GIGABYTE G1 Gaming in great detail as you expect here at Vortez and will be comparing this graphics card against the previous GTX 760, another GTX 960 and of course the GTX 960's main competition, the AMD R9-280 and R9-285.

Read full article @ Vortez

Gigabyte GTX960 G1 Gaming SOC Review

The Gigabyte GTX960 G1 Gaming is a monster solution - a dual slot, triple fan card featuring several thick heat pipes running across the length of the PCB. It is much bigger than the other card we review today, the Asus GTX960 Strix OC Edition.

Read full article @ KitGuru

GTX 960 Review

As much as NVIDIA and AMD would like to have the fastest, highest spec graphics card around the number of consumers able to afford luxuries such as that are limited. Its the lower price points where the large groups of consumers sit and as far as gamers go the £150/$199 level is where we often find the balance of performance and value. Today NVIDIA are refreshing their product which sits at that point and here we test three versions, in our GTX 960 Review.

Read full article @ HardwareHeaven

KFA2 GeForce GTX 960 EXOC Review

GALAX is back in da house, ehm well... KFA2 I meant. See, in Europe GALAXY can't make use of the trade-name Galaxy (hello Samsung!), so at one point they named the products KFA2 for the EU. A few months ago Galaxy figured, let's just re-brand to GALAX worldwide to get one name out there, and so they did.

Unfortunately GALAX as a name is apparently taken in certain EU countries, ... so for now you'll see the branding name KFA2 return in the EU. Story to be continued? Hey, we all know it's Galaxy right... Anyhow, KFA2 releases their mid-range GeForce GTX 960 EXOC edition, yep, as in 'Extreme Overclocked'. The product comes factory overclocked with a boost clock of 1266 MHz. The product has a custom and relatively small PCB. KFA2 was on a mission, to make the card both silent whilst offering temps in the 60 to 65 Degrees C range, and hey man, mission accomplished. The card has 2 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and comes factory overclocked for you. Let's check it out shall we?

So, it's Nvidia who is releasing the GeForce GTX 960 based products. The GM206 GPU empowering the card has been a topic of much discussion over the past few months, and let's face it... everybody expected this GPU to be based on the GPU being used in the GTX 970 and 980. Then there were delays, and the product got pushed backwards to even after Christmas. Yes, somebody made the decision that the GTX 960 should be a cheaper fab product opposed to using the more expensive GM204 that you know from the GTX 970/980. Nvidia now bakes the GM206 for the GTX 960 series, the product has been castrated and stripped of everything that is sexy with the GTX 970/980. You'll see the memory cut down to 2 GB of memory on these puppies, that memory runs on a 128-bit wide bus, the shader processors have been halved to 1024 Shader/Stream/Cuda cores.

Read full article @ Guru3D

LUXA2 Aluminium MFi Lightning USB Charge / Sync Cable Review

If you own an Apple mobile device you know one thing that you always have to replace is the included USB charging / sync cable. It seems that after just a few months they break or rip, they are definitely not made to last a long time. We know LUXA2 for some great mobile products and they have put their own spin on the Lightning cable with the Aluminium MFi Lightning USB Charge / Sync Cable. With this one last? Read on as we find out…

Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming OC Review

We review the MSI GeForce GTX Gaming, the card comes with a newly revised TwiNFrozr model cooler. And that makes it silent and deadly as you will not hear this product. The GTX 960 is introduced in the mainstream space, aiming to be the affordable 1080P alternative. The card has 2 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and comes factory overclocked for you. Let's check it out shall we?

So, it's Nvidia who is releasing the GeForce GTX 960 based products. The GM206 GPU empowering the card has been a topic of much discussion over the past few months, and let's face it... everybody expected this GPU to be based on the GPU being used in the GTX 970 and 980. Then there were delays, and the product got pushed backwards to even after Christmas. Yes, somebody made the decision that the GTX 960 should be a cheaper fab product opposed to using the more expensive GM204 that you know from the GTX 970/980. Nvidia now bakes the GM206 for the GTX 960 series, the product has been castrated and stripped of everything that is sexy with the GTX 970/980. You'll see the memory cut down to 2 GB of memory on these puppies, that memory runs on a 128-bit wide bus, the shader processors have been halved to 1024 Shader/Stream/Cuda cores.

Read full article @ Guru3D

MSI GTX 960 Gaming OC 2 GB

MSI's new GeForce GTX 960 Gaming comes overclocked out of the box. Just like previous MSI Gaming cards, the board runs extremely quiet, emitting almost no noise in gaming and it also turns off its fans in idle. With a price of $200, MSI has chosen to follow the NVIDIA reference design pricing.

Read full article @ techPowerUp

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Review With EVGA And ASUS

To date, NVIDIA has introduced only a couple of Maxwell-based desktop GPUs. Back in September, the company launched the powerful and potent GeForce GTX 980 (and its little brother, the GeForce GTX 970), featuring the GM204. The GM204 is currently NVIDIA’s fastest single-GPU, though a larger “big” Maxwell-based chip akin to the GK110 powering cards like the GeForce GTX Titan, will likely be introduced at some point as well. Looking even further back, we first got a glimpse of Maxwell on the diminutive GeForce GTX 750 Ti. That card was based on the GM107 GPU, a smaller Maxwell variant, that targets low-power and mainstream applications.

Today, NVIDIA is going after the sweet spot of the discrete GPU market, currently occupied by cards like the GeForce GTX 760 and older GTX 660. On the following pages, we get to show you the new GeForce GTX 960, which features a brand new Maxwell-based GPU dubbed the GM206 that’s falls somewhere in between the GM107 and GM204, but features all of the goodness of both...

Read full article @ HotHardware.com

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 review: extremely efficient Full HD graphics card

Nvidia has introduced their new GTX 960 today, with a SRP of around £ 159 / € 209 and meant to allow optimum Full HD resolution gaming. Compared to its predecessors the GTX 760 and 660 the card is not only (a lot) faster according to Nvidia, but also uses a lot less power. This would make it the "overclockers dream card" according to the manufacturer.

In the last few days and weeks there has already been a lot of information floating around about the new GTX 960, the only thing that was yet unclear was the actual price the card would get introduced at. It has proven today that the prices that were guessed so far have been way too high, as we have been told that standard cards will cost around £ 159 / € 209 at introduction and the custom cards will only be a bit more expensive than that. That puts the GTX 960 on par with the AMD Radeon R9 280, and this will be our main comparison in the benchmarks we are running for this test.

The GTX 960 is based on the GM206 chip from the Maxwell-generation, basically a smaller and less complex version of the GM204 chip that can be found in the more expensive GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970. All possibilities that we discussed in that review like DSR, MFAA and HDMI 2.0 are present in the GM206 chip, as well as a H.265 video-decoder that we will talk about a bit later.

Read full article @ Hardware.Info

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 SLI

With a single GTX 960 threatening to shake up the mid-range, the way its bigger siblings did, the question on everyone's mind is if two GTX 960 cards can measure up to single, bigger GTX 900 series cards, and on the cheap.

Read full article @ techPowerUp

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960: A Great $200 GPU For Linux Gamers

This morning NVIDIA is formally announcing the GeForce GTX 960 as the latest Maxwell GPU. The GeForce GTX 960 is a mid-range GPU priced starting out at $200 and comes with a compelling set of features. The past few days I've been testing out the eVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB graphics card and in this article are some initial performance figures under Linux.

The GeForce GTX 960 is filling in the spot between the GeForce GTX 750 / 750 Ti as the original Maxwell GPUs and the GeForce GTX 970 / GeForce GTX 980 as the new high-end NVIDIA GPUs launched on the Maxwell architecture back in September.

NVIDIA's official price on the GTX 960 is $199 USD but some of NVIDIA's board partners will be selling factory-overclocked cards and other varieties that will cost slightly more. NVIDIA didn't produce a reference design for the GeForce GTX 960 but is leaving the designs up to their partners. NVIDIA believes the GeForce GTX 960 delivers on an excellent combination of performance, price, and power efficiency.

Read full article @ Phoronix

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960 graphics card reviewed

Yep, the world's smallest chainsaw is back. Nvidia has fired it up and and sawed the GeForce GTX 980 in half. The result is the GeForce GTX 960, a much more affordable slice of Maxwell goodness. Read on for our in-depth review.

Read full article @ The Tech Report

NVIDIA, MSI, EVGA GTX 960 Review

As we work through NVIDIA's Maxwell-based product stack, we eventually get to what is considered the gaming sweet spot or the best price/performance leader in the product stack. We saw this scenario play out with the GTX 460/560/660/760, and now the GTX 960 that launches today. The added feature set included on the GTX 980 and GTX 970 were not yet introduced on the GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, NVIDIA's earliest Maxwell-based cards, is finally available in the most popular price/performance point. The GTX 960 brings DirectX 12, MFAA (Multi Frame Sampled AA), DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution), and VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) support to the market for the majority of the gaming crowd. All features the upper end of the product stack has enjoyed for a few months now.

Today NVIDIA is releasing the GTX 960 and usually we see reference samples, but for this go around the majority of the board partners will have non-reference designs ready to buy starting today. With that being said I will be looking at a pair of well clocked samples from EVGA and MSI that have sent us their own interpretations of what a GTX 960 should be. I will be looking at the GTX 960 SSC ACX 2.0+ from EVGA and the GTX 960 Gaming 2G from MSI. These cards will sit price wise about $10 more than the reference card's $199 price point at launch, so you have just a small premium for a lot of feature set. Let's take a look at some of the additional features NVIDIA brings to the table, then a trip through the cards before I put them through their paces.

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Palit GeForce GTX 960 JetStream

Today Nvidia is unveiling their latest generation mid-range GPU based on the Maxwell architecture known as the GeForce GTX 960. Priced at just $200 the GTX 960 enters the market at a lower price than the GPU it is replacing, the GTX 760. Yet the GTX 960 is said to be faster and more efficient...

The Palit GTX 960 JetStream peaked at just 71 degrees when gaming, but even more impressive was the fact that the graphics card couldn’t be heard when under full load. Even once overclocked the GTX 960 JetStream was extremely quiet despite hitting a boost clock of 1402MHz resulting in up to 14% more performance.

Read full article @ Legion Hardware

Palit GTX 960 Super JetStream 2 GB

Palit's GTX 960 Super JetStream is the highest clocked GTX 960 we are reviewing today. It also comes with an overclock on the memory for that little extra speed boost. The card is cooled by a dual fan triple slot cooler which stops the fans in idle and light gaming.

Read full article @ techPowerUp

SLI review: ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix

We review the ASUS Strix edition of the GeForce GTX 960. Actually not one, but two of them as we go SLI all the way as well! This premium version of the GTX 960 comes with an all silent design, good looks, a factory overclock and very nice overclocking potential as well. All that whilst the temperatures do not go out of control. The mainstream graphics card has 2 GB graphics memory and is definitely capable of playing games in 1080P really well. Let's check the product shall we?

So, it's Nvidia who is releasing the GeForce GTX 960 based products. The GM206 GPU empowering the card has been a topic of much discussion over the past few months, and let's face it... everybody expected this GPU to be based on the GPU being used in the GTX 970 and 980. Then there were delays, and the product got pushed backwards to even after Christmas. Yes, somebody made the decision that the GTX 960 should be a cheaper fab product opposed to using the more expensive GM204 that you know from the GTX 970/980. Nvidia now bakes the GM206 for the GTX 960 series, the product has been castrated and stripped of everything that is sexy with the GTX 970/980. You'll see the memory cut down to 2 GB of memory on these puppies, that memory runs on a 128-bit wide bus, the shader processors have been halved to 1024 Shader/Stream/Cuda cores.

Read full article @ Guru3D

The NVIDIA GTX 960 Performance Review

Within the graphics card market the $199 to $250 price point has historically been a space where manufacturers have offered a near-perfect blend of price and performance for gamers who can’t justify spending $400 and more for an upgrade. This also happens to be where AMD and NVIDIA move a ton of volume so getting the formula right is a key component towards success or failure of a given generation. With the new $199 GTX 960, NVIDIA is hoping they have a card which appeals to the millions of buyers still sporting cards like the GTX 460, GTX 560 and GTX 660.

With the GM206-based GTX 960 intending to replace some of the most popular cards NVIDIA has ever produced, there are some huge expectations riding on it. However, it finds itself within a hotly contested segment that’s full of excellent alternatives. On AMD’s side there’s the newer $210 R9 285 which incorporates their Tonga architecture and a full stable of high end features like TrueAudio and Freesync from the higher end R9 290-series.

Read full article @ Hardware Canucks