Nvidia has released its new GeForce GTX 960 graphics card – a cheaper but less powerful version of its popular 970 and 980 GPUs which launched late last year.
The 960 is available now from UK etailers including the likes of Ebuyer.com, YoYoTech and more, with prices starting from around £159.99.
Authorised board partners for the new card include MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, EVGA, Palit and Zotac
Described as ‘the perfect upgrade for anyone who wants to experience next-generation Maxwell gaming’, this latest addition to the Maxwell GPU family has potential for overclocking, boasting impressive graphics and fast speeds.
An Nvidia spokesperson said: “A Thermal Design Power (TDP) of just 120W ensures it’s not only super-fast but also super-cool and super-quiet, to the point that in some of the most widely played games the fan will actually switch off and the card can run silently."
The GeForce GTX 960 features Voxel Global Illumination and Dynamic Super Resolution technology, as well as 4K quality resolution.
Zotac’s version of the GTX 960 has a ‘Freeze’ feature which claims to make the card ‘become silent and reduce wear on the fan system’.
"When the user is not in action, the fans idle so they can enjoy the silence of the fans," it said in a statement.
Tong Wong, CEO of Zotac International, said: "We have listened and made remarkable improvements on the reference card to tailor it to users who are looking for a quieter experience without compromising gaming performance. The Zotac GeForce GTX 960 series does exactly this."