A new mid-range GTX 900 Series card may be imminent
We expect to see quite a few product announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month, which runs from January 6-9. However, rumor has it one part that won’t make the trip is Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 960 graphics card. Instead, a Chinese-language website thinks it’s privy to Nvidia’s plan to launch the GeForce GTX 960 on January 22, 2015.
Credit goes to Fudzilla for the heads up from Hermitage Akihabara, which says that Nvidia is still working out the exact specifications for the forthcoming mid-range graphics card. About the only details the site has, other than the proposed launch date, is that it will sport a single 6-pin power connector and cost around 25,000 yen (~US$207).
Based on other information from around the web, the card will feature Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture with a GM206 GPU, details of which are pretty sparse. It’s expected to debut with 2GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit bus.
The card was initially rumored to release in October 2014, though it’s believed that Nvidia postponed the launch because of strong sales for its GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards.