Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Review: feat. Asus

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 22 Jan 2015.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

    Joined:
    16 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    2,719
    Likes Received:
    50
  2. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

    Joined:
    26 Nov 2010
    Posts:
    3,277
    Likes Received:
    71
    Damn, bought a GTX770 in June ... completly lost all its value in a few month.
     
  3. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

    Joined:
    27 Jun 2008
    Posts:
    1,876
    Likes Received:
    72
    Barely faster than a GTX760 yet costs more (based on OCUK's price range).

    The only thing going for this is the reduced power consumption but realistically a 760 wasn't exactly a power hog in the first place. The 960 simple uses less (only at load though).

    On a more positive note the underlying isolated performance GPU bodes well for mid - high end gaming laptops.
     
  4. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Live. Laugh. Benchmark. Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,441
    Likes Received:
    50
    It's probably not faster - I reckon their speeds are near identical. As mentioned, this is an overclocked SKU, but results for the 760 are reference.
     
  5. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

    Joined:
    27 Jun 2008
    Posts:
    1,876
    Likes Received:
    72
    That is a valid point. I had made the assumption that the 960 results shown were normalised to be a reference proxy (should be two sets of results really).

    So only power consumption going for it then....
     
  6. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Live. Laugh. Benchmark. Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,441
    Likes Received:
    50
    It's getting harder to have a reference proxy when there's no reference card and inconsistent clock speeds through boosting. Sure, I could downclock to the reference speed, and it would be closer than the results currently used, but even then as I said in the article "even at reference clocks, different cards will perform differently based on how their boost profiles have been programmed." That said, I would have preferred to include "reference" results but I just didn't have time.

    As for only having power consumption, while efficiency is the big push with mid-range Maxwell, there's also the upgraded feature set. Plus..

     
  7. supermuchurios

    supermuchurios Active Member

    Joined:
    27 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    23
    I have an MSI GTX 970, so I don't particularly care too much but I have to say.....what a disappointment this is.
    I thought it would be a real bang for buck champioon
     
  8. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    15 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    3,306
    Likes Received:
    101
    Would love to see it's folding performance over a 660 or 760.
     
  9. lancer778544

    lancer778544 isnt really an ultramodder...

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    2,584
    Likes Received:
    237
  10. Hustler

    Hustler Member

    Joined:
    8 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    928
    Likes Received:
    13
    YUK!!!

    ..and to think at one time last year I was going to hold out for these to replace my 760.

    Bullet dodged.
     
  11. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2006
    Posts:
    2,053
    Likes Received:
    34
    970 is the real sweet spot for people who upgrades with 2-4 year cycles. It's $350 (+tax, yes) and it'll eat any game at 1080 without breaking a sweat. ANY game coming this year too.
     
  12. t5kcannon

    t5kcannon Member

    Joined:
    7 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    140
    Likes Received:
    2
    I could not agree more! I got an MSI 970 and am very pleased with it.
     
  13. supermuchurios

    supermuchurios Active Member

    Joined:
    27 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    23


    This.
     
  14. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Live. Laugh. Benchmark. Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,441
    Likes Received:
    50
    One day, the love for that MSI card will stop. Today is not that day :D
     
  15. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,071
    Likes Received:
    179
    Still chugging along with a gtx 670 oc :) so guess it isn't an upgrade then....
     
  16. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

    Joined:
    22 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    4,698
    Likes Received:
    120
    Nope, which is a bit surprising. I was expecting NV to use their gains in efficiency to produce a faster set of GPUs a la the 970/80. Even a Ti version of a 960 isn't going to be much faster than a 670 OC.
     
  17. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Fan Fan

    Joined:
    16 May 2011
    Posts:
    5,575
    Likes Received:
    230
    Suddenly I'm feeling better about investing in a 770 last August. :D
     
  18. Vallachia

    Vallachia New Member

    Joined:
    3 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    41
    Likes Received:
    2
    Anyone notice the empty pads on the PCB shot? The EVGA SuperSC 960 also has them.

    Seems like there could be a 960ti in the works, as there is room for one more memory chip one each side of the PCB, giving a total of 3GB on a 192-bit bus.

    If that happens then perhaps we might get a decent bang for buck card in the same price range as this one, and the 960 cards could then drop to a more reasonable price.
     
  19. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

    Joined:
    30 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    10,806
    Likes Received:
    461
    Far more than 1080. It's absolutely fine with everything at 2560x1600 here.
     
  20. Blakmagik

    Blakmagik New Member

    Joined:
    8 Mar 2012
    Posts:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Which would make it 2 years with no progress, this should be called the 950.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page