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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (GM206) Overview - The New Mid-Range Champion

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 22, 2015 2:00 pm

Final Thoughts

 

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This is an exciting time for gamers, as NVIDIA has quite the GPU with the new GeForce GTX 960. While we haven't looked at performance just yet, we have a review that is available right now that you can view here. Not only that, but we have a bunch of cards in the pipeline that will be hitting the site in the coming days and weeks looking at various third-party cards with varying coolers, overclocks, and much more.

 

This is the perfect GPU for 1080p 60FPS gaming, and not only that, for MOBA gamers. As NVIDIA pointed out, the MOBA genre is the biggest gaming genre in the world, and it isn't slowing down. With tens of millions of League of Legends and DOTA 2 gamers, NVIDIA has just released the perfect GPU for these gamers.

 

The pricing is just right, the 30W power consumption in League of Legends is a total surprise, the 120W power consumption is a snowball effect of the incredible Maxwell architecture, and the overall performance (which you can see in our first retail sample review) is absolutely incredible considering the price.

 

NVIDIA has been making strides since it launched its Maxwell architecture last year, but this is one of the final pieces of the puzzle: filling the mid-range market with the "Sweet Spot GPU". The GTX 960 is definitely the card of choice right now, especially if you're not looking to spend over $200 - $300 on a new video card. Continuing along that train of thought, if you wanted a card for a HTPC or your kids' system, the GeForce GTX 960 really is the perfect choice.

 

Where does NVIDIA go from here? It'll be interesting to see where NVIDIA does go from here, as they're doing great things on the 28nm node, let alone the 16nm or 20nm node that should arrive toward the end of this year, or 2016. If you're in the market for a new mid-range GPU, NVIDIA has just provided the answer: the GeForce GTX 960.

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