ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Mini Graphics Card

ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Mini Graphics Card

ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Mini Graphics Card

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Product Highlights

  • 1190 MHz Core - Boostable to 1253 MHz
  • 1024 CUDA Cores
  • Maxwell Architecture
  • 2GB GDDR5 vRAM
  • 7010 Effective Memory Clock
  • 128-Bit Memory Interface
  • DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI Outputs
  • DirectCU Mini Cooler
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 Interface
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ASUS GTX 960 Overview

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Built for gamers on the go, the ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Mini Graphics Card fits a fully functional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 chipset into a mini-ITX compatible card. The smaller form factor allows frequent LAN Party goers to build small and light gaming rigs without sacrificing the features of full-size card chipsets like 4K resolution output and quad-display capabilities.

This GTX 960 card features an 1190 MHz core coupled to 2GB of 7010 MHz GDDR5 vRAM with a 128-bit interface. The GPU has 1024 CUDA cores arranged using NVIDIA's Maxwell Architecture to allow you to leverage the parallel processing capabilities of the CUDA cores to accelerate graphics rendering and complex mathematical processes. Because of Maxwell's 28nm construction, the GPU can run at high frequencies without creating excessive heat.

In order to fit the GTX 960 GPU in a small form factor platform, ASUS uses a single fan active fansink cooler. The large CoolTech fan pushes cool air through the card, forcing it through the heatsink, and dissipating the heated air in different directions away from the card.

SLI Ready
With a compatible motherboard and a connecting bracket, two NVIDIA GTX 960 GPUs of the same model can combine processing power using NVIDIA's Scalable Link Interface (SLI). How the cards work together can be customized to suit your preferences. Alternate frame rendering has each alternating card prepare the next frame, essentially multiplying the capabilities of a single card's maximum capable frame rate output. Each card in the configuration can also be used to improve anti-aliasing by being able to process an image in parallel with the other cards before filtering out jagged edges.
Note: The benefits of SLI will differ based on CPU configuration.
NVIDIA's parallel computing platform which enables an increase in computing performance by harnessing the parallel nature of GPU processing. CUDA compatible applications can assign intensive parallel computing tasks, such as real-time video rendering, to the GPU to process, freeing up the computer's CPU to run other tasks.
3D Vision Support
When used with a 3D Vision compatible monitor and 3D Vision active-shutter glasses, full-HD resolution images are delivered to each eye. Additionally, with a 3D LightBoost compatible screen, image brightness will be maintained while using the glasses and ghosting will be reduced.
NVIDIA's hardware accelerated physics engine computes how objects move in space in real time. Having a physics engine precludes the need for programs to pre-animate rendered objects which can give an unrealistic "canned animation" feel. The PhysX engine also allows for designers to create more detailed objects, relying on the GPU's processing power rather than a bloated programming back end.
Adaptive V-Sync
NVIDIA's Adaptive Vertical Sync minimizes stuttering and tearing by monitoring and adjusting the card's frame rate output. At high frame rates, Adaptive V-Sync is enabled to slow down the output frame rate to prevent tearing as a result of losing sync with your monitor. At lower frame rates, Adaptive V-Sync will automatically be disabled to minimize stuttering.
GPU Boost 2.0
Boosts the card's clock speed in real time based on the target temperature. If the card is running below the set target temperature, GPU Boost 2.0 will increase the clock speed to improve performance. The target temperature can be reset depending on your preference so you can have the card run more quietly for everyday tasks and older games, and run at full tilt during intense high-resolution gaming sequences.
When used with a monitor that has G-Sync hardware installed, the monitor's refresh rate will sync and lock with the graphics card's output frame rate. Establishing this sync removes tearing and stuttering which can result from conventional fixed screen refresh rates, especially important for gaming in stereoscopic 3D. An additional benefit of G-Sync is reduced lag so gamers will benefit from the improved command response time as well.
Display graphics, games, and video in UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) for increased detail on 4K resolution displays. Games which support 4K resolutions will display greater detail for enhanced realism and reduced artifacts. 4K video from services such as Netflix and YouTube can deliver full resolution video for an enhanced media experience.
With a single card you can expand your PC games across three displays in stereoscopic 3D for an "inside the game" experience. Add in a fourth accessory display to get access to your email, web, and other applications.
Introduced with NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, Voxel Global Illumination can process advanced indirect lighting and reflections in real time, enabling programs to rely on the processing hardware to render reflections and shades rather than memory hogging pre-rendered textures.
NDVIDIA's Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing is an efficient anti-aliasing method introduced with their Maxwell architecture. MFAA leverages the processing efficiency of the GPU architecture in order to analyze textures as they change rather than preloading larger textures into the card's memory.
NVIDIA's Dynamic Super Resolution is a scaling utility introduced with their Maxwell architecture. DSR uses the GPU architecture in order to take advantage of 4K capabilities with lower screen resolutions by having the graphics card render at 4K and then intelligently down-sample the output to fit the smaller screen. Aliasing and jagged artifacts are reduced by having a high-quality filter applied before the image is scaled down.
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ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Mini Graphics Card
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS GTX 960 Specs

    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960:
    CUDA Cores: 1024
    Base Clock: 1190 MHz
    Boost Clock: 1253 MHz
    Memory Clock Speed: 7010 MHz Effective
    Configuration: 4 GB
    Interface: GDDR5
    Interface Width: 128-bit
    Bandwidth: 112.16 GB/s
    Technologies Microsoft DirectX: 12
    OpenGL: 4.4
    CUDA: Yes
    Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
    Display Support Display Connectors:
     1 x DVI-I DL
     3 x DisplayPort
     1 x HDMI
    Maximum Digital Resolution: 4096 x 2160
    Maximum VGA Resolution: 2048 x 1536
    Multi Monitor Support: Up to 4
    Power Requirements Power Consumption: Up to 150 W
    Minimum System Power Requirement: 400 W
    PCI Power Connectors:
     1 x 6-pin
    Dimensions Height:: 4.8" / 121 mm
    Length: 6.7" / 170 mm
    Width: Dual-Slot
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 8.7 x 2.3"

    ASUS GTX 960 Reviews

    GeForce GTX 960 Mini Graphics Card is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO FAR SO GOOD; NICE UPGRADE Upgrading from the GTX 260. Thanks to the small form factor of this Mini version, it saved a lot of space in my Antec 900 case. This GTX 960 only require a single 6-pin power to drive the card compare to the dual 6-pin requirement on my old GTX 260, and it's rather quiet. I mainly use this card for photoshop and very light gaming, it shows a significant performance increase from the five-generations-old GTX 260, even using it on my P45+Q9550 platform. In case some of you are using the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard with this GTX 960 like I do, you might need to fresh the BIOS to F10 to have the motherboard fully recognize this new card. I started with F8 BIOS and the motherboard would give me a medium length beep everytime I start up/re-boot the system. Freshing to F10 BIOS fixed the issue. If you are planning on upgrading the GPU on the LGA 775 to give this platform one final glory, it would be good to put a GTX 960 in the consideration.
    Date published: 2015-06-21
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