Mainstream Maxwell hits sweet spot

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960When NVIDIA introduced the Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980 and 970, the gaming community was all abuzz with not just the performance but the exciting new features, such as dynamic super resolution (DSR) and multi-frame anti-aliasing (MFAA).

But, not everybody could afford these high-end cards. The introduction of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 is set to change that mindset. Priced at US$199, it is positioned just nicely for mainstream gamers or even those who want a better visual entertainment experience.

The new GPU offers the same Maxwell performance and advanced technologies but at a lower cost. So, what’s the trade-off? No much really as the GTX 960 is powered by 1,024 CUDA cores, and delivers 60 frames per second on full HD 1080p displays. It can run MOBA titles with efficiency. On top of these, gamers also gain from G-SYNC for smooth gameplay, GeForce Experience for system optimisation and future-proofing with DirectX 12.