Note: The new BIOS 86.06.0D.00.76, which was used for all benchmarks in this review, isn't present on the first batch of Gigabyte's graphics cards. It can be downloaded from the company's webpage after the launch.
This seems meh... Impressive but not phenomenal power consumption to performance numbers. Especially compared the GTX970/980.
Would have liked to see two more things.
1. More extensive AA. post processing and memory bandwidth testing. Pretty sure Nvidia hamstrung the card a bit in some scenarios with a 1280bit interface. I had to read it 4 times before I believed it and still am skeptical.
2. Overclocking benchies.
So otherwise I guess we are back to the "old" ti-designation setup where the GTX960ti SHOULD be based on GM206 and vanilla GTX960 is not.
Well, I'm not saying a 10% improvement on top of a reduced power consumption isn't nice, because it really is, however we're still quite far away from the 770. I suppose Nvidia has a card planned to fill the massive performance gap between the 960 and 970, one at 4Gb of VRAM maybe?