Given the increasing video memory requirements of modern games one of the first questions raised by the introduction of Nvidia's GTX 960 was whether its 2GB VRAM could cope with next year's titles as well as todays. Well EVGA appear to have taken this feedback on board and are now announcing a new series of GTX 960 SKUs featuring 4GB GDDR5 VRAM, factory overclock, and updated ACX cooling.
First among the new cards is the EVGA GTX 960 4GB FTW ACX 2.0+. Compared to reference versions of the GTX 960 this card also features 4GB GDDR5 clocked at 7010MHz, factory GPU overclock up to 1304/1367MHz (base/boost) and ACX 2.0+ cooler.
The EVGA GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ differs only slightly from the FTW version. On this card, described by EVGA as the 'best' choice (as opposed to the 'Ultimate' FTW), the GPU is clocked at a slightly more modest (but still overclocked) 1279/1342MHz (Base/Boost) whilst other specifications remain the same.
Finally, the EVGA GTX 960 4GB ACX 2.0+ still features the improved cooling of the previous versions, but once again lower GPU clocks are the order of the day. Far lower at 1127/1178MHz (Base/Boost), expect this version to be the most affordable 4GB variant of EVGA's GTX 960's.
The new EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooler brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A Memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET temperatures up to 11°C, and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) reduce GPU temperature by an additional 5°C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.
For more information on the GTX 960 4GB by EVGA visit http://www.evga.com/articles/00914/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-960-4GB/