Flashy Gigabyte GTX 960 Xtreme Gaming targets overclockers

Gigabyte announced a new entry to the crowded GeForce GTX 960 field today. The GTX 960 Xtreme Gaming offers a host of overclocking features and some extra flash over lesser GTX 960s. The card ships with a moderate overclock to 1279MHz base and 1367MHz boost clocks. This card also comes with 4GB of GDDR5 memory running at 7010MT/s.

The list of overclocking-friendly features on this card starts with high-quality power regulation. Gigabyte uses a six-pin and an eight-pin PCIe power input for the Xtreme Gaming. Power irregularity warning lights are included on the PCIe power inputs, which should help users troubleshoot any instability caused by a flaky power supply. 

A modified Gigabyte Windforce cooler should help keep the GM206 GPU chilly if users are tempted to turn up the clocks further. This hefty cooler includes integrated RGB LEDs for custom lighting colors and animations. The cooler also features counter-rotating fans for a bit of extra visual flair. Gigabyte includes a neat demonstration of the lighting in the release announcement.

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    • south side sammy
    • 4 years ago

    so who’s going to put up the first set of benchmarks?

      • Hinton
      • 4 years ago

      Poe’s law?

    • davidbowser
    • 4 years ago

    The MSI GTX980Ti Lightning has some competition!


    • ImSpartacus
    • 4 years ago

    Can anyone explain why a 960 needs a 6pin and 8pin power plug?

    Its tdp is roughly 120W, but that’s 300W worth of power potential.

    There’s got to be some other reason for that.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 4 years ago


        • Srsly_Bro
        • 4 years ago

        What a silly goose.

    • DreadCthulhu
    • 4 years ago

    I wonder how this will stack up price and performance wise versus the Radeon 380x, which is both a bit faster and a bit more expensive than the regular GTX 960.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 4 years ago

      …or the Radeon R9-380, which is [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=329,208,186,185,224,182,152,146,169,310,355,311,312,326,319,330&r=16384,12288,8192,6144,4096,3072&sort=a8&page=1<]less expensive[/url<] and performs similarly to the GeForce GTX960 4GiB.

        • DPete27
        • 4 years ago

        [url=https://techreport.com/review/29316/amd-radeon-r9-380x-graphics-card-reviewed/10<]How so?[/url<]

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