As expected, NVIDIA has released the full desktop grade GeForce GTX 980 for laptops. Unlike rumored, the graphics card is called just GTX 980, not 990M.
The GTX 980 shares the same specifications with the desktop version, 2048 CUDA cores, 1064MHz base clock and 4GB of GDDR5 at 1750MHz. The card will be available in the most expensive gaming laptops and even in SLI. NVIDIA is now driving the overclocking to the laptops as the card is completely unlocked like a desktop one.
NVIDIA has released its new budget class desktop graphics card. The GTX 950 costs around $160 and will be available for customers right away.
The budget-minded GTX 950 packs 768 CUDA cores clocked at 1024MHz with boost clock of 1188MHz. It also has 2GB of 1650 MHz GDDR5 memory with 128-bit bandwidth. The card supports 2-way SLI and maximum of four displays.
The GTX 950 has a Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0 and 3 DisplayPort 1.2 connectors. It also supports DirectX 12, G-Sync and NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0. The card’s maximum power consumption is 90 watts and it uses one 6-pin PCIe power connector.
The GTX 950 replaces GTX 750 and 750 Ti graphics cards at the lower end of NVIDIA lineup. The reference card is available for purchase right away and at least EVGA, MSI and ZOTAC have their own design cards coming up.