GeForce GTX 950 vs Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1024
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6.6 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 945
  • Max video memory 6144 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 100%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 vs NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating24120
Value for money41.8416.05
ArchitectureMaxwellTuring
GPU code nameGM206N19E-Q1
Market segmentDesktopMobile workstation
Release date20 August 2015 (6 years ago)27 May 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$159 no data
Price now$132 (0.8x MSRP)$2393
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores7681920
CUDA cores768no data
Core clock speed1024 MHz945 MHz
Boost clock speed1188 MHz1380 MHz
Number of transistors2,940 million10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)90 Watt80 Watt
Texture fill rate49.2 billion/sec198.7
Floating-point performance1,825 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 950 and Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizeno datalarge
Bus supportPCI Express 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length7.938" (20.2 cm)no data
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Recommended system power (PSU)350 Wattno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pinsno data
SLI options+no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount2 GB6 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed6.6 GB/s14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth105.6 GB/s448.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsDual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2No outputs
Multi monitor support4 displaysno data
HDMI+no data
HDCP+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
G-SYNC support++
Audio input for HDMIInternalno data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GameStream+no data
GeForce ShadowPlay+no data
GPU Boost2.0no data
GameWorks+no data
VR Readyno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.5
OpenGL4.54.6
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.1.1261.2.131
CUDA+7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 950 20.29
RTX 3000 Mobile 72.17
+256%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 950 37454
RTX 3000 Mobile 91394
+144%
GTX 950 5605
RTX 3000 Mobile 13570
+142%

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 950 6208
RTX 3000 Mobile 14842
+139%

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 950 8351
RTX 3000 Mobile 19879
+138%

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 950 5412
RTX 3000 Mobile 10116
+86.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 950 and Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 233 Mh/s no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 9.97 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

1080p52
−78.8%
93
+78.8%
4K21
−319%
88
+319%

1920x1080
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 38
−187%
109
+187%

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21
−167%
56
+167%

3840x2160
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 13 no data

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 20.29 72.17
Novelty 20 August 2015 27 May 2019
Memory bus width 128 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 768 1920
Memory bandwidth 105.6 448
Chip lithography 28 12
Thermal design power (TDP) 90 80

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 950 is a desktop card while Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile is a mobile workstation one.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 950 by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 950's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 7990, which is faster by 3% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile from AMD is Radeon Pro 5600M, which is slower by 46% and lower by 96 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile

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