PCPer Live! GeForce GTX 960 Live Stream and Giveaway with Tom Petersen

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | January 22, 2015 - 06:44 PM |
Tagged: video, tom petersen, nvidia, maxwell, live, gtx 960, gtx, GM206, geforce

UPDATE 2: If you missed the live stream you missed the prizes! But you can still watch the replay to get all the information and Q&A that went along with it as we discuss the GTX 960 and many more topics from the NVIDIA universe.

UPDATE (1/22): Well, the secret is out. Today's discussion will be about the new GeForce GTX 960, a $199 graphics card that takes power efficiency to a previously un-seen level! If you haven't read my review of the card yet, you should do so first, but then be sure you are ready for today's live stream and giveaway - details below! And don't forget: if you have questions, please leave them in the comments!

Get yourself ready, it’s time for another GeForce GTX live stream hosted by PC Perspective’s Ryan Shrout and NVIDIA’s Tom Petersen. Though we can’t dive into the exact details of what topics are going to be covered, intelligent readers that keep an eye on the rumors on our site will likely be able to guess what is happening on January 22nd.

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On hand to talk about the products, answer questions about technologies in the GeForce family including GPUs, G-Sync, GameWorks, GeForce Experience and more will be Tom Petersen, well known on the LAN party and events circuit. To spice things up as well Tom has worked with graphics card partners to bring along a sizeable swag pack to give away LIVE during the event, including new GTX graphics cards. LOTS of graphics cards.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Live Stream and Giveaway

10am PT / 1pm ET - January 22nd

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Here are some of the prizes we have lined up for those of you that join us for the live stream:

  • 3 x MSI GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Cards
  • 4 x EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Cards
  • 3 x ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Cards

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Thanks to ASUS, EVGA and MSI for supporting the stream!

The event will take place Thursday, January 22nd at 1pm ET / 10am PT at http://www.pcper.com/live. There you’ll be able to catch the live video stream as well as use our chat room to interact with the audience, asking questions for me and Tom to answer live. To win the prizes you will have to be watching the live stream, with exact details of the methodology for handing out the goods coming at the time of the event.

Tom has a history of being both informative and entertaining and these live streaming events are always full of fun and technical information that you can get literally nowhere else. Previous streams have produced news as well – including statements on support for Adaptive Sync, release dates for displays and first-ever demos of triple display G-Sync functionality. You never know what’s going to happen or what will be said!

If you have questions, please leave them in the comments below and we'll look through them just before the start of the live stream. Of course you'll be able to tweet us questions @pcper and we'll be keeping an eye on the IRC chat as well for more inquiries. What do you want to know and hear from Tom or I?

So join us! Set your calendar for this coming Thursday at 1pm ET / 10am PT and be here at PC Perspective to catch it. If you are a forgetful type of person, sign up for the PC Perspective Live mailing list that we use exclusively to notify users of upcoming live streaming events including these types of specials and our regular live podcast. I promise, no spam will be had!


January 19, 2015 | 11:01 AM - Posted by larsoncc

GTX 960, for sure, but I wonder if we'll see other variants announced at the same time (low end parts).

Can't wait to see pricing on these parts - the market is pretty tight in the $200 area with a lot of valid choices.

January 19, 2015 | 05:46 PM - Posted by arbiter

some info I seen, could be wrong. That there will be a 960TI and 965TI, both with 256bit memory and 4gb ram with 1280 and 1536 cuda cores respectfully. Likely those 3 cards probably be best 1080p cards.

January 20, 2015 | 03:34 PM - Posted by renz (not verified)

As far as I know there is no 960Ti. Yes there are rumors but I think many tech site that pick up the rumor have it wrong. Why there are two 960ti? Because the person that try to simulate 960ti performance was basing the spec based on 980M and 970M. All he did was try to simulate possible 960Ti config and it's performance. But many take it as if the guy have the result from an actual card with such config.

January 19, 2015 | 11:05 AM - Posted by Patrick Kliegel (not verified)

what

January 19, 2015 | 11:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

great opp to finally get to see your programme AND what Nvidia have up their sleeve. Be a great bonus to win swag booty. Will you ship it to Ireland?

January 19, 2015 | 12:21 PM - Posted by chondro

the sign up link isn't working

January 19, 2015 | 06:02 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

The mailing list subscription? How is it not working exactly?

January 19, 2015 | 12:28 PM - Posted by Zealotki11er (not verified)

Love this Live Stream with Tom Petersen. It's very informative and you can use this info to help other people pick GPU. Hearing it directly from Nvidia representative just has more weight. Also thanks PCPer for hosting this.

January 19, 2015 | 03:07 PM - Posted by arbiter

IMO he has more weigh cause he is one their Tech guys not some PR rep. He knows the tech he is talking about unlike others that just send some marketing guy that only thing he knows about the tech is what he read of the PR sheet he got before hand.

January 20, 2015 | 09:39 AM - Posted by YTech

Arbiter > I completely agree!
Some of Tom Petersen's event haven't turn out as expected, however he did explain the difficulties and attempted to fix them without running away. Which truly gave an other aspect of what was being presented.

And that is why I will attempt to attend (and prizes). It will be a very informative event! :D

January 19, 2015 | 12:54 PM - Posted by Decoy (not verified)

Hey Ryan is there going to be another Q and A with the viewers again like in the previous events?

January 19, 2015 | 01:03 PM - Posted by slugbug55

I'll be there.

January 19, 2015 | 01:06 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It would be nice if You guys were also giving CET or GMT time

January 19, 2015 | 02:06 PM - Posted by Lithium

PLEASE

Ask Tom when G-Sync module shifts from FPGA to ASIC.
And don't take SOON for answer.

If Adaptive Sync works between 40 and 144 Hz looks like losing battle for G-Sync.

January 19, 2015 | 02:21 PM - Posted by arbiter

That and G-sync is also in 144hz IPS monitors, haven't heard anything about freesync in those as of yet. But that could be concern from AMD on price since they want to been as the "value" brand.

January 19, 2015 | 02:49 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I haven't heard G-Sync in IPS panels either. Those are AHVA panels marketed as IPS.

January 19, 2015 | 03:03 PM - Posted by arbiter

They were Announced at CES this year.

http://www.pcper.com/news/Displays/CES-2015-Acer-Announces-New-27-inch-G...

Acers Press release says IPS so.

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2015/151682

January 19, 2015 | 06:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

They will be using AU Optronics AHVA panels not IPS panel.

January 19, 2015 | 06:05 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yup and if its overdriven it wont be IPS like since it will reduce its quality to run at lower response time making it look like a regular VA panel or worse.

January 22, 2015 | 10:55 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Actually, I believe you are just not looking hard enough, i mean, how hard is it to google "freesync ips"? But for anyone else reading this, Arbiter (aka "are you nvidiot?") is well known for spewing misinformation or lack of information

Look what I found:
http://techreport.com/news/27614/asus-mg279q-display-melds-ips-panel-var...

one of the first results is the new ASUS panel that is IPS and 120hz:

https://pcdiy.asus.com/2015/01/mg279q-wqhd-ips-120hz-gaming-monitor-ces-...

January 19, 2015 | 02:10 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Will he address this issue

The low GPU % usage ?

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/792706/geforce-900-series/nvidi...

Several forums have similar threads about this issue on both 980 and 970 and haven't received much of a response other then looking into it or cant reproduce it. With Nvidia representatives asking users for help.

January 19, 2015 | 05:45 PM - Posted by Nacelle

Is there an audio stream? I'm on the road that time of day. 3g and video streams don't go together well.

January 19, 2015 | 06:01 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Honestly, there won't be. Though that is something we can try to look into for future events.

Sorry!

January 20, 2015 | 06:39 PM - Posted by Arramin

truck driver here i would be into a audio stream as well in the future if possible

January 20, 2015 | 10:04 AM - Posted by YTech

Nacelle > If PCper is broadcasting it on Twitch, the mobile app uses less data. Not sure how well it'll work on your 3G network.

You might be able to lower some other video settings but keep the audio quality acceptable. Give it a try and let us know. I am sure you're not the only one. :)

As a last minute options would be to have someone re-broadcast to you in an audio format.

January 20, 2015 | 02:26 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why you gotta hate on us 8-5 working stiffs?

January 20, 2015 | 03:59 PM - Posted by arbiter

It was probably only day Tom could be there and Ryan has another podcast later in the night he does. This kinda game stream doesn't have a set length of how long it can go.

January 21, 2015 | 01:04 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

It really comes down to schedules, yeah. Tom can only be here for a short period of time and we need to build in time for setup and teardown abutting each side of the event.

January 20, 2015 | 11:21 PM - Posted by Mandrake

Watching a livestream at 2AM just to see Tom Petersen, and the possibility of winning graphics cards. FTW! :)

January 21, 2015 | 02:39 AM - Posted by ThorAxe

Looking forward to the release of the GTX 1080p! :)

January 21, 2015 | 02:52 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I enjoy these livestreams, thanks pcper

January 21, 2015 | 04:08 AM - Posted by PapaDragon

Thanks 4 the opportunities once again!

I've been stuck on using the HD4000 off my 3570k for a while due to my 7850 frying from a surge, hopefully I will be one of the lucky ones to get one of those Graphics cards. Would love to start playing BF3/BF4 again and use the benefits of GPU acceleration in Vegas. Thanks again, cant wait to tune in!

January 21, 2015 | 09:54 AM - Posted by MarkT (not verified)

I hope this isn't jumping the shark but this really is a good type of video/stream to watch to see Tom in action and get a lot of good info you won't hear ANYWHERE else.

January 21, 2015 | 10:48 AM - Posted by Thedarklord

Really looking forward to this!

Always enjoy PCPer live streams.

Kudo's to PCPer/NVIDIA/EVGA/MSI/ASUS for giving up some time and some cool toys ;)

Will you guys be taking QA during the event? :)

January 21, 2015 | 11:08 AM - Posted by flippityfloppit...

First post, I like walks on the beach and my refresh rate above 120.

Dear sweet Ryan,

If Pascal comes up, could you ask if secondary physx cards will still be supported, as well as if NVlink is going to require new hardware aside from the cards themselves?

Yours,
flippityfloppityfloop

January 21, 2015 | 05:23 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

I just hope the damn irc works!

January 22, 2015 | 05:16 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

1pm ET is 7am NZ time :(

January 22, 2015 | 12:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I want to know how g-sync is better than free-sync?

January 22, 2015 | 12:33 PM - Posted by Kranky

I have to say I've bought many a card in the x60 series. Always the best fit with regards to price, especially for 1080p gaming. Are these targeted especially at this most common monitor specification?

January 22, 2015 | 03:13 PM - Posted by Kranky

Wow. Many thanks to Ken, Ryan, Tom and countless others. Was quite surprised to hear my nick being called out. Congrats to the other winners.

January 22, 2015 | 03:15 PM - Posted by Kranky

Bah, double-posted.

January 22, 2015 | 12:40 PM - Posted by dave702 (not verified)

will there be a gtx 960 classified?

January 22, 2015 | 12:41 PM - Posted by savagemike

Question for live show:

Seen talk about the great 4k upscaling then downscaling to 1080p for games. Will this also work well for 1440 or is it really set up for 1080 due to easy scaling with 4K?
So am I better off with a 1080p monitor and use this scaling or with a 1440p monitor with this new card?

January 22, 2015 | 12:45 PM - Posted by Beard! (not verified)

Do you know of any ultra wide (21:9) G-Sync monitors planned for the foreseeable future.

January 22, 2015 | 12:47 PM - Posted by mvitkun

How does Nvida feel about this most likely fraudulent listing?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814132035
It claims to be a reference GTX 960 manufactured by Nvidia being sold on Newegg, under the Nvidia brand (no AIB), with an unspecified 500 watt power supply.
It may also be using a GTX 760 image, based on the IO.

January 22, 2015 | 01:01 PM - Posted by tom blade (not verified)

Will a 450 watt PSU be cool/enough for the new 960 ?

January 22, 2015 | 01:15 PM - Posted by razor512

Please ask him: Will nvidia be adding support for video editors such as sony vegas, to use the H.256 encoder that is built into the card, to encode 1080p 60FPS video?

January 22, 2015 | 01:06 PM - Posted by Goose_67a

PCPer live events always rock. Always worth watching.

January 22, 2015 | 01:07 PM - Posted by lynnperformance

Just a thought - but maybe save one or two GTXs for the Gold Club(Indie Gogo)? Although that's prolly a better suggestion for a later live stream. :-)

January 22, 2015 | 01:12 PM - Posted by StephenFTW (not verified)

Are there any plans for them (vendors) to release a 4GB variant of the 960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:12 PM - Posted by Tobias Heinen (not verified)

I love your streams and I need this graphics card! Please give me one :)

January 22, 2015 | 01:12 PM - Posted by Chris Sands (not verified)

Are there are GTX 960 X2 cards planned like the Asus 760x2? What about an ITX varient for single GPU?

January 22, 2015 | 01:13 PM - Posted by glfnchf24

Wondering if nVidia and Sony Vegas will work closer together for cuda processing for video editing, including using say, GTX 960 and such for help, so more consumers don't have to worry about using Quadro cards?

January 22, 2015 | 01:13 PM - Posted by grommet

Question - Any plans for a 4GB model or is this entirely up to AIB partners? In your opinion (Tom or Ryan), do you think a 4GB model would be beneficial?

January 22, 2015 | 01:13 PM - Posted by Deepak Setohul (not verified)

what gamin performance are we talking here for the 960

January 22, 2015 | 01:13 PM - Posted by Deepak Setohul (not verified)

what gamin performance are we talking here for the 960

January 22, 2015 | 01:13 PM - Posted by Jonduma (not verified)

how would you compare the GTX 960 in 2way-SLI against a single GTX980?

January 22, 2015 | 01:14 PM - Posted by Guy B (not verified)

Enjoying the livestream with Tom again!

January 22, 2015 | 01:53 PM - Posted by DashTrash

Always love the livestreams!

Does a single 960 have enough power to play 4k smoothly using gsync? Is the scaling well enough in sli to make it work if not?

January 22, 2015 | 01:14 PM - Posted by jds580s (not verified)

For non-gaming use how does the GTX960 stack up for driving 4k 2D use like Photoshop and video editing?

January 22, 2015 | 01:14 PM - Posted by Eric G (not verified)

So two of these 960's in sli could equal a 780ti in preformance but with a much lower power envelope?

January 22, 2015 | 01:14 PM - Posted by Joofmagoof (not verified)

I'm wondering what AMDs alternatives will look like, both in pricing and in efficiency. I trust that the performance will be there.

January 22, 2015 | 01:14 PM - Posted by KyonCoraeL (not verified)

Based on the benchmarks around the web, why is the performance of the GTX960 so close to the GTX 760 where as the GTX 660 to the GTX 760 had a larger difference in performance?

January 22, 2015 | 01:14 PM - Posted by MJVR (not verified)

What kind of build would Tom and Ryan put the GTX 960 in? I'm sure they have X80 class cards in their main rigs so where would the 960 fit in their lives. HTPC? Friends budget build? In home streaming pc? Ect?

January 22, 2015 | 01:14 PM - Posted by hmbrz (not verified)

is the 960 a full GM206 or not?

does it have improvements compared to the rest of Maxwell family?

can this card be used for SLI?

January 22, 2015 | 01:14 PM - Posted by MJVR (not verified)

What kind of build would Tom and Ryan put the GTX 960 in? I'm sure they have X80 class cards in their main rigs so where would the 960 fit in their lives. HTPC? Friends budget build? In home streaming pc? Ect?

January 22, 2015 | 01:15 PM - Posted by georgemag93001 (not verified)

I have a 660ti will I have to uninstall my drivers in Windows 7 before upgrading to the new 960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:15 PM - Posted by YTech

QUESTION >
- Are the GTX 700 series obsolete? (would explain the cost increase)
- Will there be a 4GB version of the GTX 960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:15 PM - Posted by SafetyOnlineRulers (not verified)

Question:

Will Direct X 12 make it easier for developers to develop for a console and PC at the same time?

January 22, 2015 | 01:15 PM - Posted by SS Vandin (not verified)

Watching the live stream. Those fans never budge! A couple of these cards would be perfect for a stealth power tower.

January 22, 2015 | 01:16 PM - Posted by StephenFTW (not verified)

Out of the three cards being given away, which 960 actually has the better cooling option?

January 22, 2015 | 01:34 PM - Posted by Cannonaire

Maxwell has much better effective memory bandwidth than older architectures, meaning a 128-bit interface doesn't necessarily mean the card will be slow. I was wondering if the improvements have much of an effect on antialiasing (because antialiasing is notoriously bandwidth-limited) - will we see an improvement there, or will the antialiasing be limited to the performance you would expect from an older 128-bit interface?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by Dusty

Is super sampling resolution (DSR) more computationally efficient than normal AA methods (MFAA) for games such as WoW and LoL?

January 22, 2015 | 01:16 PM - Posted by fffrantz

Are we ever gonna get massive performance gains like the 8800 series again ? 'Cause it's just been a slow pace for a few years...

January 22, 2015 | 01:17 PM - Posted by Guy B (not verified)

Are there new special features in the GTX 960 that are not in the other Maxwell GPUs?

January 22, 2015 | 01:17 PM - Posted by juano (not verified)

Tom and Ryan,

How does the GTX 960 handle having 3 memory chips on a "even" memory bus width of 128 bit?

January 22, 2015 | 01:17 PM - Posted by juano (not verified)

Tom and Ryan,

How does the GTX 960 handle having 3 memory chips on a "even" memory bus width of 128 bit?

January 22, 2015 | 01:17 PM - Posted by Collin (not verified)

How does the CUDA performance of the GTX960 compare to the rest of the GTX line of graphics cards?

January 22, 2015 | 01:17 PM - Posted by miked5335

Will a reference card be available? if so, when?

January 22, 2015 | 01:17 PM - Posted by neo (not verified)

Hows does NVIDIA plan to enhance the consumer's experience after purchasing the GTX 960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:17 PM - Posted by neo (not verified)

Hows does NVIDIA plan to enhance the consumer's experience after purchasing the GTX 960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:17 PM - Posted by BladMan (not verified)

GTX 960 looks great. Looking to build a mid price system around an Intel 4590K.

Is the GTX 960 a good match for that CPU?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by D396 (not verified)

What would I or anyone gain from upgrading to a GTX 960 (I have a GTX 660 currently)?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by kenny1007

Will there be a 4gb variant of the 960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by Tecnic (not verified)

Will the 128bit bus on the gtx 960 impact high res gaming ?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by Mountainlifter

Question: How many SMMs are in the 960's core and are some of them locked? What process node is the 960's core?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by kenny1007

Will there be a 4gb variant of the 960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by WWNSX

What determines what cooling solution different Video card manufactures use?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by dangerous (not verified)

How does nvidia keep launching these amazing cards with so much better power consumption than the competion?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by WWNSX

What determines what cooling solution different Video card manufactures use?

January 22, 2015 | 01:18 PM - Posted by AndyKoopa

Will GTX960 have DSR compatibility in an SLI configuration?

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by te5ter

How does the dual and tri SLI scaling look on the GTX960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by DTP (not verified)

QUESTION:

Is there a way to handle how the fan stop/start on the card?

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by Chas B. (not verified)

With games like Fable legends that is going to work with both Windows 10 and Xbox. if a game is made with Game works, is there going to be a lower frame rate when working with the other consoles to keep the experience the same?

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by Derrick Digerolamo (not verified)

Can I play Populous with this card? Can't wait!

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by Chas B. (not verified)

With games like Fable legends that is going to work with both Windows 10 and Xbox. if a game is made with Game works, is there going to be a lower frame rate when working with the other consoles to keep the experience the same?

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by BlazeBrok (not verified)

As a lot of monitor makers are announcing support for adaptive sync, has nVidia changed its mind about adopting it?

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by tindo

How much faster is this to a 760?

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by ultimate0player (not verified)

Can you please show a demo of dynamic super resolution and explain how it works? Also please explain how the fps are with and without dsr.

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by karl (not verified)

HI.. will the 960 have HDMI 2.0 or the upcoming displayport 1.3?

Thanks

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by SuperDrive84

I don't have a GPU for my PC yet, and I'm looking for a budget card. Would the GTX 960 be the ideal choice for me to buy? Or should I buy a GTX 750? I have a 500W power supply, by the way.

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by stigbeater (not verified)

hi guys, what is new in this version of maxwell chip compared to the 750ti's version of maxwell?

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by White_Flare (not verified)

My old gtx 285 had a 512 memory bus. Why do the newer cards use a smaller bus?

January 22, 2015 | 01:19 PM - Posted by James Thompson (not verified)

Why only a 128bit BUS and not 256 bit?

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by nevzim (not verified)

When can we expect vp9 support?

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by wetnap

Does the 960 have a deeper power saving mode when the monitor is in power saving mode like amd? How much does it use if so.

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by Decoy (not verified)

Question: I want an update on my G-Sync + ULMB question back in September. Is Nvidia working on a solution to enable both features at the same time?

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by funandjam

Now that the new Vesa standard is being implemented in a quite a few new monitors which allow them to do the Variable Refresh Rate via 'freesync', is there any chance that Nvidia will implement the new Vesa standard as a possible gsync 2.0 or even 3.0?

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by raptorFx

Which would be a better graphics card a sapphire 280x or a gtx 960 because www.overclockers.co.uk are selling them for around a similar price?
Also which will be better in your opinion g-sync or freesync?
Thanks

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by David Chramcow (not verified)

Hey Tom, Any news on MFAA support for DirectX 9 games? or is it limited to DirectX 10/11?

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by Randal_46

"The GTX 960 by design only requires a single 6-pin power connection and the ASUS Strix model follows that lead."

So, is the 960 the new 750Ti if someone wants to drop a GPU into an off-the-shelf desktop?

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by NvidiaMakesYouSEXY (not verified)

Will the 960's offer all the same perks that is offered in the 970/980's like MFAA, DSR, and VXGI?

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by musclecar 289 (not verified)

Is pushing the limits of power efficiency while maintaining performance or pushing the limits of performance while maintaining power efficiency the primary goal of Nvidia?

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by Keven Harvey (not verified)

Isn't 2gb a bit on the low side for the performance of the card or did nvidia deliberately leave some room to fit an extra model between the 960 and 970.

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by Zach (not verified)

What was the thought process behind the display layout on the 960? Was productivity the big focus on not as high end of a part?

January 22, 2015 | 01:20 PM - Posted by No_Money_(Greg) (not verified)

I want to be able to play GTA V when it is released on high settings. Will this card be able to handle high settings for this game in 1080p or should I look at the 970 or 980?

January 22, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by ItsHarrySteel (not verified)

Apart from the specs, which card in your opinion is the "best looking" as your rig has to run great but also look good.

January 22, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by Agent181 (not verified)

NOT A GAMING QUESTION

I have seen just about every single launch video and I know this is meant for budget systems or entry level new builders, what is really the main focus you are moving on for the future besides getting great performance at a low cost. I am looking at this from a engineering standpoint since I do a lot of CAD work for my school studies.

January 22, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by Luciano (not verified)

GTX960 PCB has 6 solder slots for memory chips.
Will it have a 3GB version later instead of 4GB?
And how will that work with 128bit bus?

January 22, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by papajohn

Will 2x GTX960 cards ($400) in SLI beat a single GTX 980?
More bang for the bucks?

January 22, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by Andrew (not verified)

What improvements are being made for game stream? It's great now, but are there more optimisations happening with newer hardware/software to be excited about?

January 22, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

is there any benefit from upgrade a 780 to a 960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by Angry

Tom and Ryan,

What would be the toral power draw of two GTX 960s and how well would they perform in sli at 1440p?

January 22, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by nevzim (not verified)

Is Nvidia aiming to bankrupt AMD before they release anything?

January 22, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by juano (not verified)

Tom if you were forced to brag about how G-Sync is better than Freesync how would you do so?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by Moochacho (not verified)

Are there any benefits to using a 960 in a cad/3d workstation?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by Adrian Gerula (not verified)

How many monitors can I plug in and run on a single GTX 960?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by CoolZone

An interesting question for you guys:

How is the GTX 960 managing 4K in 3D content which requires about 4G+ of GDDR5 buffer? Will the memory compression tehnique?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by fade2blac

Does nVidia anticipate MFAA to achieve better framrates than DSR for comparable image quality? Usually this kind of thing varies from game to game, but maybe nVidia can provide guidance. Aside from potential scaling issues from in game HUD, etc. I think I prefer the DSR approach.

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by Fergywan

How important is power efficiency moving for like with the GTX 960? What determines the power connector required and do you see in the future where external power won't be needed?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by nevzim (not verified)

Does 960 support HDCP 2.2 at full bandwidth of HDMI 2.0?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by patterson

I am interested in low power, low noise and price per artificial benchmark. Which NVIDIA family most fits those criteria?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by Drag-On (not verified)

Will this card have SLI support?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by CoolZone

An interesting question for you guys:

How is the GTX 960 managing 4K in 3D content which requires about 4G+ of GDDR5 buffer? Will the memory compression technique suffice?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by namzug13

Are the rumors of a TI version of this card true?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by TonyUzuki (not verified)

Question for y'all. What's to best or recommended Nvidia card should I get to step into the Nvidia word. I've never had a Nvidia card and I'm looking forward to trying one.

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by Orjon (not verified)

With GTX 970 and GTX 980 coming first then GTX 960 4 months latter what is Nvidia's view on these GPU releases? Wouldn't releasing GTX 960 before make more sense? The more time that passes the performance expectations increases from people.

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by Trot (not verified)

With the Maxwell architecture, Nvidia has really pushed for efficiency. For the larger market, this translates to cool, quiet cards that can fit into tight power and thermal environments.

In real hardware terms, this should allow headroom at the high end for multi-gpu flagship cards. Is this something that Nvidia is looking at, for the enthusiast market?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by gloomfrost

Ken - Please ask Tom, about COOLING!

A rear exhaust port versus a side blowing fan, which does he recommend?

January 22, 2015 | 01:22 PM - Posted by GenomeZeta (not verified)

Psychic question channeling the mind of JoshTekk:

Will the GTX 960 support the glide API for an ultimate voodoo experience?

January 22, 2015 | 01:23 PM - Posted by Eric G (not verified)

@Tom: With your competition teasing a 22 nanometer graphics card coming up in the next few months, is Invidia planning on possibly showcasing the gm207-gm210 line up or maybe teasing possible products around GDC2015?

January 22, 2015 | 01:23 PM - Posted by Mark

Would GTX 960 support all the high-end features found in previous upper-crust Maxwell GPUs, including Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI) ?

January 22, 2015 | 01:23 PM - Posted by ItsHarrySteel (not verified)

Because I am a YouTuber and streamer I need a card that runs smoothly and is quiet. Which out of the cards is the quietest?

January 22, 2015 | 01:58 PM - Posted by eyeoncomputers

For Tom: The GM206 GPU seems very bang for the buck for a $200 budget, but I was wondering how future proof is it? Specifically... how long would it hold up before I would want to buy another video card? A number of new games even require 3+ GB video memory, so the 2GB might worry some consumers.

January 22, 2015 | 01:23 PM - Posted by jackparkyy

Because you can't natively run three G-Sync displays off of two older card in SLI e.g. two GTX Titans in SLI, is it possible to use a GTX 960 as a sort of display port card to plug the third monitor into, enabling G-Sync surround?

January 22, 2015 | 01:23 PM - Posted by x169 (not verified)

What version of HDMI will these cards support? Thanks!

January 22, 2015 | 01:23 PM - Posted by Enzarch

Is nVidia willing to sacrifice power efficiency to any degree to gain an edge in raw computation power?

January 22, 2015 | 01:23 PM - Posted by Tobias Heinen (not verified)

How does the GTX 960 know I'm playing a MOBA to turn off the fans?

January 22, 2015 | 01:23 PM - Posted by mrjameswillis (not verified)

Can you explain why the change to 128-bit memory interface and if there will be any impact on performance?

January 22, 2015 | 01:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

How does the lower power consumption translate to performance, especially regarding overclocking and heat output? What kinds of new form factors can we expect that take advantage of the lower TDP? Is there potential for a USB 3.1 graphics card, considering the power consumption of the 960 is within the power envelope that USB 3.1 can deliver (100 watts)?

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