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nVidia Geforce GTX 960 Maxwell
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 2:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The nVidia Geforce GTX 960 Maxwell video card is announced and extensively tested. Here's a summary of the nVidia Geforce GTX 960 video card news around the web:
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESPOT

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Review With EVGA And ASUS
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 2:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

NVIDIA, MSI, EVGA GTX 960
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 2:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Without good gaming performance it's all a moot point, and that being said the GTX 960 does deliver good, competitive performance when you make the direct comparison to AMD's card that occupies that price/performance spot: the R9 285. If the performance level isn't high enough, then there is always overclocking to ratchet up the performance. When it came to overclocking the GTX 960 really has some built-in head room, and both the EVGA and MSI cards showed that headroom off quite well. All while running cooler and more efficient than prior gen cards, and the competition. The addition of the GTX 960 to the product stack means that the GTX 760, which is a good performer in its own right, is going to be EOL, just like the GTX 780 and GTX 770 were with the introduction of the GTX 980 and GTX 970. At the $199 asking price you get a lot of support that you can bank on."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960: A Great $200 GPU
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 2:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"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."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

NVIDIA GTX 960 launch festivities
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 2:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we join the NVIDIA GTX 960 launch festivities with a look at the Asus STRIX GTX 960, a factory overclocked card featuring Gaming mode and OC mode Boost clocks of 1291MHz and 1317MHz, respectively, 2GB GDDR5 memory, and the manufacturer's DirectCU II cooling solution. Though it goes for a tad higher than NVIDIA's suggested retail pricing, it still falls within the $200 sweet spot for the mid-range market the GTX 960 hopes to target.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 Gaming Review
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 2:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Asus GTX 960 Strix @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 2:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

 
ASUS GTX 960 STRIX DirectCU II Review
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 2:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ASUS GTX 960 STRIX OC 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Examining Nvidia’s Driver Progress Since Launch Drivers: GTX 780 Ti & GTX 680
     Wed, Jan 21 2015 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just over a month ago we published our AMD driver analysis article looking at the progress two generations of AMD flagship GPUs, the HD 7970 and R9 290X, had made with driver updates. We compared each flagship card’s launch drivers to the latest drivers and calculated the improvements in a variety of games and benchmarks. Now that we’ve done AMD it is of course time to do the same for Nvidia. We will be taking Nvidia’s last two GTX series flagships, the GTX 680 for the GTX 600 series and the GTX 780 Ti for the GTX 700 series, and comparing their launch drivers to the current latest drivers. This means for both graphics cards we will be testing two scenarios on identical test systems, the first scenario is with the drivers the graphics cards shipped with at launch and the second is the most current driver release for the graphics cards at the time of doing the testing.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC Review
     Wed, Jan 21 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this week AMD launched their new R9 285 graphics card. Today we look at the second design to hit our labs, the new Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC – as we would expect, this card is supplied in an overclocked state and with a custom twin fan cooling system. Is it worth the £179.99 asking price?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASUS Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP Video Card Review
     Tue, Jan 20 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today on our test bench we have the fastest AMD Radeon R9 270X offering from ASUS in the form of the ASUS DirectCU II TOP model. We will compare it to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 to see who reigns supreme at just over the $200 price point. We will compare it to a GeForce GTX 760, and overclock the R9 270X as high as it will go.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Sapphire Dual-X AMD R9 285 “Tonga” 2GB Graphics Card Review
     Tue, Jan 20 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After much anticipation and speculation we can finally present our review of AMD’s new “Tonga” based graphics card. Today we are reviewing Tonga Pro, that’s the first iteration of Tonga, which forms the R9 285 graphics card. It is expected that a Tonga XT variant will arrive at a later date to form the R9 285X. We’ve already known the specifications of the R9 285 for a while since AMD officially revealed them a few weeks back, but let’s go over them again:
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 WATERFORCE
     Mon, Jan 19 2015 | 6:51P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us we review three factory overclocked and water-cooled GeForce GTX 980 cards, yes it is the Gigabyte WaterForce, a 3-way SLI review on the GeForce GTX 980 that has been water-cooled by a complete AOI kit. We'll FLIR them, FCAT them, overclock them and look at Ultra HD performance as well. Join us in this review where we'll once again look at everything.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

GTX 780 OC 6GB vs. R9 290X 4GB Overclocked at 4K
     Mon, Jan 19 2015 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take the ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC 6GB video card and run two in SLI and overclock both of these at 4K resolutions to find the ultimate gameplay performance with 6GB of VRAM. We will also compare these to two overclocked ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II CrossFire video cards for the ultimate VRAM performance showdown.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Far Cry 4 Video Card Performance and IQ Preview
     Mon, Jan 19 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Far Cry 4 is here, and we take an early look at how current video cards stack up in performance, and which quality settings are graphically demanding. We will also look at some image quality comparisons and talk about the state of this game at launch. Will it measure up to Far Cry 3 in terms of graphic fidelity?
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

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