NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950


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 Dual-width 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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 27.87 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 950's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Maxwell 2.0
Code name
Release date
20 August 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
of 10182 (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.
CUDA cores
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

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
PCIe 3.0 x16
7.938" (20.2 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Recommended system power (PSU)
350 Watt
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pins
SLI options


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
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
6.6 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
105.6 GB/s
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 950. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
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
Maximum VGA resolution
G-SYNC support
Audio input for HDMI


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
GeForce ShadowPlay
GPU Boost
GeForce Experience
Adaptive Vertical Sync

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (12_1)

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


3DMark Cloud Gate GPU


3DMark Fire Strike Score


3DMark Fire Strike Graphics


3DMark 11 Performance GPU




Octane Render OctaneBench


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.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 950 from AMD is Radeon R9 280X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 16 positions in our rating.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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