NVIDA has announced the GTX 960 cards will now start at $199 This is great news for gamers looking to get a powerful card with tons of features without busting the bank.
I payed like $275 for mine back in the day we'll worth the money. Great card!
Isn't this new?
Oops I have the 760 my bad
ATTENTION ALL GAMERS! trust me this is the card you want. Buy one now and play everything on high or ultra up to 1200p no problem. Then buy another one later and have more power than a gtx980 and giving you 4k power. The only deal or solution that is better is two gtx780 for $500 which is what I have but I think these deals have gone away. Sli and CFX are a great way to increase power on a budget and do not believe all the horror stories about two card set-up because I've used them for years AMD and Nvidia and both are excellent.
I hope you're been sarcastic about GTX 960 been a good choice of card to buy, 'cos everybody knows it's not the case. At least everybody that knows about PC hardware. Instead of getting two of that for SLI, just get a GTX 970, a much better solution for the same price or even lower, depending on the model of your choice.
might just do it. been looking for a new card for a while. dont want to go all the way to a 970 though.
Looks like its about time to get rid of this gtx 560.
get a 970 its exactly 3 times more powerfull than gtx 560 and more important is 4 gigabaytes ram games are really ram hungry in this new gen because they have a lot of high res textures
I'm thinking about upgrading from my GTX 580 mainly due to power efficiency and heat. It's still a powerful card to this day but man it sounds like a freakin jet ^_^
Thanks for the info, but I currently have an Asrock MB with PCI 2.0, that suppose to support PCI 3.0 as a means of being future proof. My question would it be best to get a new model mb or would the one I have suffice?
I still have a 460gtx, so perhaps time for an upgrade...
Lol, yeah just maybe.
Same, I wanted to upgrade from long ago, but all subsequent X60 cards were too long for my case.
I may get this for me if it is great for the price like the GTX 970, might get this for a friend as well who will be wanting one soon. I may end up with the R9 290, though.
I'm dissapointed it's a 2gb vram card, would of liked to sli if it was 4gb
Yeah I agree, looks like I am getting a R9 290 or maybe a GTX 970.
Yeah, if you can afford a GTX 960 then I don't see why a person can't just save for a little longer and get the GTX 970. The 4GB of VRAM is going to be very important for maxing out most high end games this generation and the GTX 970 is just a much more powerful card all around. I have a GTX 970 and it has been a phenomenal card. It plays every game I have extremely well, especially in conjunction with my G-Sync monitor. I know it's tempting to save a little money and go with the cheaper card, and I'm sure it will be a great card for some people's purposes, but in general I think the GTX 970 is the card to get right now.
Nice timing to announce DX12 compatibility the day after Windows 10 event
who will buy this piece of shi...970 is the bestttttt by farrr /960 is just a waste of money with that amount of ram and its even weaker than 770 what the helll
The Shadowplay tech is a great tool as we use it often.
That's incredible value.
It's solid, but there's just too much competition in the $200 range now. The R9 280, R9 280x, R9 285, GTX 760 are all sub $200 or just over, and offer similar performance. The real advantage is the TPD (which isn't as great as I expected looking at the drop from the 780 -> 980, and 770 -> 970). Overall it's a good card, but doesn't break the tiering and pricing of cards like the 970 did. The 970 is $100 more, and offers much better performance. For 1080p gaming, the 960 is a great little card. For future proofing, the 970 is the better investment.
Agreed. However, if I'm gonna spend about $370 on a GTX 970, which has 4GB of VRAM and a 256-bit memory interface like the links below: http://www.newegg.com/Produ... http://www.newegg.com/Produ... Wouldn't it be better to spend about $430 on a R9 290X with 8GB VRAM and a 512-memory interface? http://www.newegg.com/Produ... R9 290X isn't DirectX12 ready yet, but I'm confident an update could achieve that unless, I'm mistaken. Am I mistaken on anything I replied with?
Newegg has the GTX 970 for $340 - $350 on most name brands, the cards you posted simply have higher clocks which is why they cost more. You can overclock it yourself, and many of the time those cards have a $10 - $20 rebate as well so as low as $320. The GTX 970 and R9 290x are very similar cards in performance with the 970 taking 1080p gaming, and generally 1440p gaming, with the two duking it out based on the game in 4k gaming. The 8GB of RAM vs 4GB would give you a lot more room with games starting to be more demanding, but it doesn't really justify the price difference when the 970 is still better in 1080p gaming, 1440p gaming, and just as good at 4k gaming. The extra 4GB of GDDR in the 290x would only be useful if some 4k games, and modding games to death like Skyrim. Otherwise save the $100 and get a 970 or regular 290x, and put it towards a second card. As far as interface goes, the 970 and 980, and likely 960 all have their ROPs, gpixels, and gtexels increased which allows them to render and image much faster than older GPUs. So for the Maxwell cards they simply render much faster, whereas older GPU used pure power to produce the image. Which is why a 512 but RAM bus isn't needed, the architecture makes it so the GPU doesn't have to work as hard, and it's also a reason why the TDP is sub 150 for these cards. The 970 is the best card in that range without question, but the R9 290x with it's price drop is just as good if you prefer AMD. The 970 simply has access to NVIDIA's technology which is used in more games, it has an exclusive (and IMO better) AA solution, as you said it's a DX12 card, access to G-Sync, Tegra support (if you buy the tablet), and it has a significantly lower power draw. Both are great cards, you can just squeeze more diversity out of the 970, than the 290x. But the 390x is suppose to take queues from NVIDIA and it should be a mighty little card at a good price, so you might want to wait for that, but that's the worse part of the GPU wars, new cards every year and playing the waiting game -_-
I love the value and power consumption! I suggest for 4xx or 5xx (or even 6xx) users to consider this. I have GTX 660 DCII OC and have no trouble running games at medium-high settings @ 30fps 1080p, so probably will make a full PC upgrade after this 9xx and the next 1xxx generation. Will be going for a single xx80 card with 12gt or more vram. Can always go back to games like The Witcher 2/3 and Metro Redux after an upgrade! :)
It's nice seeing others talk about upgrading their 2-$300card over a period of 4-5 years. It shows you drop a few settings and these cards last a long time. So unecessarily for others to throw out "its $2500" to get a good pc.
Yeah. My PC cost me $1351. I've had my Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition, which launched in December 2010, since January 2011 and it's still a BEAST, at least to me. I played Evolve's Steam Beta, which uses the CryEngine, maxed out at 1080p but only got 40FPS and Technical Test on PS4 which hits 30FPS and that ain't maxed out settings either. I could play at 60FPS by tuning some settings down. I only think about upgrading sometimes because of Batman Arkham Knight, Dying Light and the Witcher 3. Nonetheless, having to get a new motherboard is quite annoying, lol, since these new cards are PCIE 3.0 and my current motherboard only supports PCIE 2.0. I wish I could just swap cards, lol.
I am in a pickle, I have an Asrock X79 Extreme 4 mobo with crossfire, and 2 HD 7850's. I can play most games at 1080p on medium, but I see this getting worse with the likes of The Witcher 3 on the horizon. Do I stick with this mobo and get a single Nvidia card or get a 280 or 290x that I can crossfire with a second card later? Do I dump mopre money on a new socket 2011 motherboard with SLI? Are 2 cards overrated? All games do not support crossfire and I do get some stutter, plus I am often envious of games running Nvidia Physics.
Have you tried tomshardware forums for help? NV physics I've never noticed so I wouldn't worry about that. Most are saying wait for the skylake cpu from Intel and then upgrade mb. I see a lot of complaints about sli being ok but irritating mostly. I first upgraded my gtx275 to a 580 on an old cpu. Then once I had the money 2 years later, built a cpu with i52500k. I put the 580 in it for 2 years until I saved up for a titan. I will use this setup until 2016 skylake and use the old titan. Titan and skylake through 2018 or new console evaluation process vs. Latest card. The point is I use a tick tock rotation to upgrade gfx card first followed by cpu/mb. Because a great card will be tolerable in a old cpu, but an old card in a new cpu is intolerable.
I am also holding out to see if DX12 will help out. I am guessing not enough. Thanks for the input.
"NV physics I've never noticed so I wouldn't worry about that." I don't really agree. PhysX can be really cool in some games like Batman Arkham Origins, Borderlands 2, Alice Madness Returns and Mirror's Edge. I know that it is is pretty demanding and that some people just can't run it in an enjoyable way, but with good enough hardware it can be amazing. With my gsync monitor everything stays smooth and the PhysX effects really add a lot, in my opinion.
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