A couple of rumors on the internet have been pointing out lately to a 22 January 2015 launch for Nvidia’s GTX960 graphics cards based on Maxwell silicon. While there has been no mention of any more cards in the 900-series from Nvidia, two leaks from MSI have revealed some spiffy updates for MSI’s cooler, along with a green cooler to celebrate MSI’s milestone of 100 million graphics cards sold since the company’s inception.
While details are rather scant on what the GTX960 will actually pack in, it’s almost guaranteed to be faster than the GTX760 whilst packing in 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit memory bus. Power requirements are expected to require a single 6-pin PCI PEG power connector for reference designs, although Videocardz reports that MSI is using 8-pin plugs instead for increased overclocking headroom.
Both versions of the GTX960 in the form of the Gaming and 100ME 2GB will come with a single dual-link DVI connector, three Displayport 1.2 connectors and a single HDMI 2.0 port. These cards will be compatible with existing and future Nvidia G-Sync monitors and it is possible that Nvidia may release driver updates before 1H 2015 to make them compatible with Displayport 1.2a Adaptive Sync monitors.
The rumored launch on 22 January 2015 is only ten days away now.