It's raining big bucks over atas their quarterly take over Christmas saw around $1.25 billion in revenue, driven largely by the spike in demand for their Maxwell GPU range, like those found in the GeForce GTX 980.
In fact they say a 38% rise in sales, up by 9% from the same period last year. Total revenue for year was $4.7 billion, with actual profits at $630 million. They didn't revealfigures.
"Momentum is accelerating in each of our market-specialized platforms, driving record revenue in the quarter and full year," said CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. The PC market has been hungry for more powerful GPUs especially as more and more titles are demanding higher VRAM specs now.
Nvidia was expected to unveil their GTX 980 Ti early this year, but rumour has it the powerful card could be pushed back even until next year. It's believed to have a powerful 8GB VRAM capacity, which is what you'd expect now that games are apparently gobbling 4GB VRAM like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
In May PC gamers will have their rigs put to the test with the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and even sooner with Grand Theft Auto V. We may even have our PC muscles strained with Cities: Skylines on March 10th, as they embrace 36km squared maps that 'could be modded' to 100km square.
The GeForce GTX 960 is Nvidia's latest in the 900 series GPU family.