Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960 graphics card is pretty awesome, but some are concerned because it's equipped with only 2GB of RAM. That's not enough for gaming at higher resolutions, they argue, and it could become more of a handicap if next-gen games have greater memory requirements.
Graphics card makers have paired GPUs with extra memory for as long as I can remember, so it was only a matter of time before one of them did it with the GTX 960. German site ComputerBase reports that Inno3D is bringing 4GB of RAM to the GTX 960. The promo shot on the site actually shows two cards: a stubby "media station" variant with a dual-fan cooler and a monster "extreme gaming" card with three fans.
Both cards appear to have hopped-up GPU clocks, but apart from the memory size, there's no word on official specifications. There is, however, a projected release timeframe. Inno3D's GTX 960 4GB cards are expected in March.
Whether they're available stateside remains to be seen. Inno3D doesn't have a U.S. distributor for its latest GTX 970 and 980 cards, so don't hold your breath. These surely won't be the only GTX 960s with 4GB of RAM, though. As ComputerBase points out, the old GTX 760 spawned numerous derivatives with double the default memory. We probably won't have to wait too long for other graphics card makers to join the party.
|Phanteks Eclipse P400 gets a tempered glass option||0|
|GeForce driver 375.57 is prepared for Titanfall 2||1|
|Radeon 16.10.2 drivers add support for October's big games||10|
|Strong revenue doesn't stem red ink in AMD's fiscal third quarter||26|
|Razer unsheathes the Blade Pro gaming laptop||17|
|Acer XB241YU G-Sync display stalks the FreeSync competition||19|
|PowerColor Devil Box cages high-performance graphics cards||24|
|Samsung builds 8GB LPDDR4 packages on its 10-nm process||8|
|Latest Nintendo console can Switch form factors on the fly||129|
|A real "console monitor" would be 720p @ 30 Hz ;P||+55|