Nvidia GeForce GTX 960: SA price roundup, performance

Following last week’s announcement that Nvidia had launched its GeForce GTX 960 gaming graphics card, and our coverage of the Asus Strix version, local PC retailers have listed their prices for the GPU.

According to Nvidia, the GTX 960 is aimed at gamers who are looking to attain 1080p gameplay at 60fps. “And while the GTX 960 is powerful out of the box, overclockers will also love the performance headroom,” said Nvidia.

If the card’s moniker was not enough of an indicator, the price and specifications of the GTX 960 place is just below the GTX 970 and GTX 980.

The GTX 960’s basic specifications are listed in the table below.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
CUDA Cores 1,024
Base Clock 1,127MHz
Boost Clock 1,178MHz
Bus width 128 bit
Maximum digital resolution 5,120 x 3,200
Maximum VGA resolution 2,048 x 1,536
Power consumption 120W
Maximum GPU temperature 98 centrigrade

SA Pricing

A quick check on local PC retailers’ websites showed the card is retailing around the R3,500 – R4,000 mark.

  • MSI GTX 960 Gaming 100 Million Edition – R4,099
  • MSI GTX 960 Gaming Overclocked – R3,799
  • MSI GTX 960 Armour Edition – R3,699
  • MSI GTX 960 – R3,599

MSI GTX 960 100 Million Edition

  • Gigabyte GTX 960 Gaming – R3,904
  • Gigabyte GTX 960 Mini-ITX – R3,233
  • Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce – R3,593
GTX 960 Gaming

Gigabyte GTX 960 Gaming


The hardware experts at Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry gave the MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G version of the card a go, and garnered the following results.

1,920 x 1,080 (1080p) GTX 960
Battlefield 4, Ultra, 4 x MSAA 48.6
Crysis 3, Very High, SMAA 47
Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ultra, FXAA 43
Far Cry 4, Ultra, SMAA 50.8
COD: Advanced Warfare, Max, SMAA 86.4
Ryse: Son of Rome, High, SMAA 42.2
Shadow of Mordor, Ultra, Medium Textures, no SSAA 53.2
Tomb Raider, Ultimate, FXAA 65.7
Metro Last Light Redux, Max, no SSAA 51.5

Nvidia explains where the GeForce GTX 960 fits in, and its capabilities, in the video below.

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