The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 may not be the most exciting of the new Maxwell based graphics cards, but it still is a great option for gamers looking for great performance at a budget. Adding to the list of available GTX 960 options, ELSA today announced its most recent version of the GeForce GTX 960 – the GTX 960 SAC (silent air-cooling) edition. Along with the GTX 960 SAC, the company also announced the GTX 960 SAC Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zero Edition.
Both the cards are very similar in terms of specifications and are based on NVIDIA’s reference PCB. The cards come with a base GPU clock of 1127MHz, with a boost clock of 1187MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 128-bit memory interface on the cards has been clocked at 7.0GHz.
As far as the cooling goes, the two cards are slightly different. On the GTX 960 SAC version, there is a custom single-fan cooling solution with an aluminum heatsink. The single 80mm fan should provide decent cooling with minimal noise. The GTX 960 SAC Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zero Edition on the other hand comes with a dual-fan cooling solution that is longer than the one on the GTX 960 SAC and should provide superior cooling, albeit at the cost of higher noise.
ELSA has changed the video ports on the new cards from the reference design. The two cards come with a single DVI and HDMI ports and three DisplayPorts. Usually GTX 960 cards come with dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPorts.
The GTX 960 SAC Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zero Edition also comes with a bundled game and is expected to be slightly more expensive than the GTX 960 SAC card. Although no pricing has been announced, we expect the two cards to be priced between $200 and $250. No details yet on when these two new cards will go on sale.