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 22.25 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)
35.53
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM206
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
20 August 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$159
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$194.44
 
of 4403.52 (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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
768
 
Core clock speed
1024 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1188 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
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
 
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

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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
6.6 GB/s
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
105.6 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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 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
22.11
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
37454
3DMark Fire Strike Score
5605
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
6208
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
8351
Passmark
5217
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

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.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 720p
287
 
medium / 768p
207
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 
4k / 2160p
29
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
150
 
medium / 768p
142
 
high / 1080p
64
 
ultra / 1080p
10
 
4k / 2160p
28
 

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
212
 
medium / 768p
138
 
high / 1080p
74
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
19
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 720p
110
 
medium / 768p
90
 
high / 1080p
49
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
14
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 720p
110
 
medium / 1080p
51
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
32
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
105
 
medium / 768p
66
 
high / 1080p
39
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
13
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 720p
102
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
27
 
4k / 2160p
13
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 720p
113
 
medium / 1080p
47
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
14
 
4k / 2160p
7
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 720p
143
 
medium / 768p
87
 
high / 1080p
47
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 
4k / 2160p
15
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
97
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
17
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
198
 
medium / 768p
127
 
high / 1080p
61
 
ultra / 1080p
52
 
4k / 2160p
18
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
120
 
medium / 768p
72
 
high / 1080p
38
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
4k / 2160p
13
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
154
 
medium / 768p
128
 
high / 1080p
48
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
101
 
medium / 768p
96
 
high / 1080p
52
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
198
 
medium / 768p
132
 
high / 1080p
95
 
ultra / 1080p
85
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
177
 
high / 768p
123
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
23
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 950.

low / 768p
139
 
medium / 768p
112
 
high / 768p
79
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 950.

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 GHz Edition, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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