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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB – where can I get this card for from your printed £130 inc VAT price? Can’t see it on Over­clock­ers UK.

Sadly, it looks like it’s no longer avail­able at that price, which is al­ways an is­sue with mag­a­zine re­views – we can only print the price that’s cor­rect when we go to press, and the price of com­po­nents of­ten fluc­tu­ates. The best price I can find at the mo­ment for a GTX 960 card is £147 inc VAT at

Ben:

Ben:

Paulzzo

l3pje

Thanks @Cus­tom­PC­Mag such an honor!

It’s a plea­sure – that was a great build!

CrodthNe­bula

Your re­view of the EK Preda­tor 240 says it fits LGA775 sock­ets, but the spec on the man­u­fac­turer’s site doesn’t. Do you know some­thing we don’t?

It is in­deed LGA115x and LGA2011only on In­tel – the ref­er­ence to LGA775 was a mis­take. Sorry about that!

Antony:

I’m sur­prised that the 390X with 8GB of RAM did so poorly in your tests against 4GB and 6GB cards at 4K. Thanks for saving us a lot of time test­ing so thor­oughly.

We’ve yet to see a sig­nif­i­cant ad­van­tage of more than 4GB of mem­ory on a graph­ics card, even at 4K. The usual ben­e­fits of hav­ing more mem­ory are be­ing able to ap­ply more in the way of fea­tures such as anti-alias­ing and, as you say, not fall­ing apart at higher res­o­lu­tions. How­ever, run­ning games at 4K is cur­rently so graph­i­cally de­mand­ing that the GPU usu­ally be­comes the lim­it­ing fac­tor on a high-end card be­fore the amount of mem­ory – the speed of the mem­ory, as shown by AMD’s 4GB Fury cards, is a much big­ger fac­tor.

Peo­ple of­ten as­sume that more mem­ory al­ways equates to su­pe­rior per­for­mance, but in the real world, this isn’t al­ways the case. There will be a time when 8GB of mem­ory is nec­es­sary on a graph­ics card, but we’re not there yet.

Ben:

H2OhPC

Say it isn’t so! @Cus­tom­PC­Mag Is there no mince pie megat­est this year? ;( ;(

Haha, I was read­ing the lat­est is­sue ear­lier & thought ‘cool, nearly time for the Xmas mince pie re­view.’ It says ‘Xmas is here’ :)

Yes! It’s that time of year again, where I re­fer to your rec­om­men­da­tions and put on weight! You guys al­ways make good choices :-)

I’m glad we can be of such good ser­vice at Christ­mas, and yes, the an­nual mince pie megat­est is now here – turn to p30 to find out which pies are worth your cash!

Ben:

With m.2 SSDs like the 950 Pro, can I use them in my lap­top’s mSATA slots, as­sum­ing phys­i­cal com­pat­i­bil­ity?

Sadly not, mSATA and M.2 use com­pletely dif­fer­ent con­nec­tors, but your ques­tion is com­pletely un­der­stand­able, as M.2 is a con­fus­ing sham­bles at the mo­ment. We’ve gone into more de­tail about M.2 and next-gen­er­a­tion stor­age stan­dards in this is­sue on p42.

Ben:

well­ran­dom

ka­jun_cheng

richard­npaul

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