NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 950M sales 12 March 2015. This is a Maxwell architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of DDR3 or GDDR5 memory clocked at 2.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32 or 80 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is IGP card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Its power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.88 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
N16P-GT
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
12 March 2015
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
640
 
Core clock speed
914 MHz
 
of 1607
Boost Clock
1124 MHz
 
Transistor count
1870 Million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
44.96
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,439 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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 the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Width
IGP
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3 or GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1000 or 2500 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
32 or 80 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
GameStream
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
13.88
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
198867.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
21500.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2863.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3175.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4384.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
15710.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
42.10
 
 
Passmark
1714
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
25
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
140 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
2.5 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
72.00
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
119.00
 
medium / 1080p
53.40
 
high / 1080p
32.20
 
ultra / 1080p
16.10
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
53.10
 
medium / 768p
45.20
 
high / 1080p
21.40
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
34.70
 
medium / 768p
32.30
 
high / 1080p
23.60
 
ultra / 1080p
21.80
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
95.00
 
medium / 768p
69.00
 
high / 1080p
29.70
 
ultra / 1080p
25.30
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
60.40
 
medium / 768p
46.40
 
high / 1080p
25.90
 
ultra / 1080p
19.80
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
97.00
 
medium / 768p
75.00
 
high / 1080p
34.30
 
ultra / 1080p
30.20
 
4k / 2160p
11.90
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
33.60
 
medium / 768p
27.10
 
high / 1080p
15.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
152.70
 
medium / 768p
107.40
 
high / 1080p
65.25
 
ultra / 1080p
33.40
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
62.00
 
medium / 768p
51.00
 
high / 1080p
28.60
 
ultra / 1080p
21.90
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
54.52
 
medium / 768p
39.57
 
high / 1080p
18.92
 
ultra / 1080p
14.21
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
53.50
 
medium / 1080p
24.50
 
high / 1080p
22.00
 
ultra / 1080p
16.50
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
60.60
 
medium / 1080p
23.30
 
high / 1080p
14.65
 
ultra / 1080p
6.70
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
58.19
 
medium / 768p
35.37
 
high / 1080p
21.00
 
ultra / 1080p
16.90
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
63.10
 
medium / 768p
51.60
 
high / 1080p
26.60
 
ultra / 1080p
23.00
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
110.60
 
medium / 768p
70.00
 
high / 1080p
38.40
 
ultra / 1080p
28.25
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
68.05
 
medium / 768p
41.00
 
high / 1080p
22.40
 
ultra / 1080p
18.80
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
58.05
 
medium / 768p
36.10
 
high / 1080p
18.90
 
ultra / 1080p
10.95
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
84.70
 
medium / 768p
71.40
 
high / 1080p
27.83
 
ultra / 1080p
11.80
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
166.35
 
medium / 768p
93.05
 
high / 1080p
55.30
 
ultra / 1080p
46.20
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
110.80
 
medium / 768p
78.60
 
high / 768p
57.52
 
ultra / 1080p
23.50
 
4k / 2160p
10.90
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
79.15
 
medium / 768p
46.95
 
high / 768p
34.15
 
ultra / 1080p
12.70
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
278.20
 
medium / 768p
205.70
 
high / 768p
165.60
 
ultra / 1080p
102.90
 
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III (2017)
low / 720p
85.40
 
medium / 1080p
22.80
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
58.20
 
medium / 1080p
26.30
 
high / 1080p
15.50
 
ultra / 1080p
13.30
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
54.80
 
medium / 1080p
23.90
 
high / 1080p
21.20
 
ultra / 1080p
6.20
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
66.90
 
medium / 768p
56.40
 
high / 1080p
25.95
 
ultra / 1080p
20.50
 

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