NVIDIA rumored to discontinue the 2GB version of the GeForce GTX 960

NVIDIA will reportedly discontinue the 2GB version of the GTX 960, leaving just the 4GB model.

Published Thu, Oct 8 2015 9:25 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

According to the latest rumors, NVIDIA will be discontinuing the 2GB variant of its mid-range GeForce GTX 960. The 4GB model launched just after the original 2GB model, but with the 4GB model only being around $40 more, it makes sense.

NVIDIA rumored to discontinue the 2GB version of the GeForce GTX 960 | TweakTown.com

The reason? The GTX 960 doesn't perform as well as AMD's card at the same price point, the Radeon R9 380. The Radeon R9 380 ships with 2GB or 4GB of framebuffer depending on the model, so NVIDIA is making a good move by discontinuing the 2GB model. It will also mean that we could see a price reduction, too. As for the specs, the R9 380 has a 384-bit memory bus, which provides much more memory bandwidth than the 128-bit on the GTX 960.

NEWS SOURCE:wccftech.com

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