NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 950 sales 20 August 2015 at a recommended price of $159. This is Maxwell 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.6 GB/s are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 105.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 7.938" (20.2 cm). 1x 6-pins power connector is required, and power consumption is at 90 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 22.19 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 950's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
45.49
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM206
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
20 August 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$159
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$194.44
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 950's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 950's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
768
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
768
 
Core clock speed
1024 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1188 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,940 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
90 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
49.2 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,825 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 950's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
7.938" (20.2 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Recommended system power (PSU)
350 Watt
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pins
 
SLI options
2x
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 950: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6.6 GB/s
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
105.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 950.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
Display Connectors
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
 
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
G-SYNC support
+
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
GameStream
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
Surround
+
 
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
22.21
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
37454
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
5605
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
6208
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
8351
 
Passmark
5210
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
6560
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
41
 

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
233 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
9.97 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 950 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.26
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
110
 
medium / 768p
90
 
high / 1080p
49
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
110
 
medium / 1080p
51
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
32
 
4k / 2160p
12
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
151
 
medium / 768p
93
 
high / 1080p
42
 
ultra / 1080p
34
 
4k / 2160p
5
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
287
 
medium / 768p
207
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 
4k / 2160p
29
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
105
 
medium / 768p
66
 
high / 1080p
39
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
13
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
102
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
27
 
4k / 2160p
13
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
113
 
medium / 1080p
47
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
14
 
4k / 2160p
7
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
143
 
medium / 768p
87
 
high / 1080p
47
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 
4k / 2160p
15
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
150
 
medium / 768p
142
 
high / 1080p
64
 
ultra / 1080p
10
 
4k / 2160p
28
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
97
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
17
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
212
 
medium / 768p
138
 
high / 1080p
74
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
19
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
120
 
medium / 768p
72
 
high / 1080p
38
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
4k / 2160p
13
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
101
 
medium / 768p
96
 
high / 1080p
52
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
198
 
medium / 768p
132
 
high / 1080p
95
 
ultra / 1080p
85
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
177
 
high / 768p
123
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
23
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
139
 
medium / 768p
112
 
high / 768p
79
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
455
 
medium / 768p
255
 
high / 768p
164
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 950 from AMD is Radeon HD 7870, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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