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 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 19.75 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 950's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.03
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM206
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
20 August 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$159
 
of 999 (Radeon HD 7990)
Price now
$721
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

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
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
90 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
49.2 billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
1,825 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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

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
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6.6 GB/s
 
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
DirectX 12.1
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Benchmark 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

19.75

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

37454

3DMark Fire Strike Score

5605

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

6208

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

8351

Passmark

5240

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

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 950 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

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 7970, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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