BENNETT RING inspects NVIDIA’s latest gadget.
Performance gamers, welcome at last to Maxwell. The successor to NVIDIA’s incredibly popular Kepler architecture, Maxwell first snuck its way into desktop gaming PCs by way of the GTX 750/Ti mainstream graphics card back in February of this year. It was a strange way to introduce the company’s latest
desktop design, as the company tends to roll out new architectures at the upper echelons first. As a result it didn’t make much of a splash, but the good news is that NVIDIA has now introduced the next version of the Maxwell architecture to the speedy end of town. Welcome to the GeForce GTX 980 and its cutdown sibling, the GTX 970.