Nvidia has revealed the next card in its hugely popular -60 series.
The GTX 960 is said to be designed as an upgrade route for users of the firm's GTX 660 GPU, which is among the outlet's biggest-selling mid-range cards.
The -60 series as a whole – 560, 660 and 760 – are the most popular graphics cards among Steam users.
The new GTX 960 component features ‘Freeze' technology, which will automatically shut off cooling fans when they are unnecessary – providing silent operation.
Said to run a range of big PC titles including Watch Dogs and The Witcher 3 at a 1080p resolution with 60 frames-per-second performance, Nvidia particularly highlighted the suitability of the card for players of League of Legends and Dota 2, calling the 960 ‘perfect for MOBA gaming'.
Nvidia stated as part of the 960 announcement that two-thirds of MOBA players are gaming on a GTX 660 or older, making the 960 card an ideal upgrade path for them.
The firm also brought up the subject of the next iteration of Microsoft's DirectX graphics engine, calling DirectX 12 ‘crucial for PC gaming'.
The Nvidia GTX 960 card will be priced at $199 in the US, making it around 130 in the UK.