NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 950M sales 13 March 2015. This is Maxwell architecture notebook 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 card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.76 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 950M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM107
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
13 March 2015
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 950M'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 950M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
640
 
Core clock speed
914 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1124 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
44.96 GTexel / s
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,439 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 950M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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 size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 950M: 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
DDR3 or GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1000 or 2500 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
32 or 80 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 950M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GameStream
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
Adaptive VSync
+
 
Ansel
+
 
DSR
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 950M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
13.20
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
198867
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
21356
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2838
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3200
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4367
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
15710
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
42
 
Passmark
1829
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
25
 

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 950M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
140 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
2.5 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 950M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.51
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
47
 
medium / 1080p
23
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
19
 
4k / 2160p
6
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
196
 
medium / 1080p
65
 
high / 1080p
24
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
56
 
medium / 1080p
24
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
Monster Hunter World (2018)
low / 720p
52
 
medium / 1080p
21
 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)
low / 720p
50
 
medium / 1080p
19
 
high / 1080p
16
 
ultra / 1080p
14
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
54
 
medium / 1080p
15
 
high / 1080p
10
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
47
 
medium / 1080p
25
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
63
 
medium / 1080p
36
 
high / 1080p
32
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
8
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
55
 
medium / 1080p
24
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
6
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
58
 
medium / 1080p
26
 
high / 1080p
16
 
ultra / 1080p
13
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
74
 
medium / 1080p
26
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
119
 
medium / 1080p
53
 
high / 1080p
32
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
97
 
medium / 1080p
31
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
4k / 2160p
4
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
97
 
medium / 768p
75
 
high / 1080p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
12
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
60
 
medium / 768p
46
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
34
 
medium / 768p
27
 
high / 1080p
15
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
35
 
medium / 768p
32
 
high / 1080p
24
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
62
 
medium / 768p
51
 
high / 1080p
29
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
54
 
medium / 1080p
25
 
high / 1080p
22
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
69
 
medium / 768p
54
 
high / 1080p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
153
 
medium / 768p
107
 
high / 1080p
65
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
58
 
medium / 768p
36
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
55
 
medium / 768p
40
 
high / 1080p
19
 
ultra / 1080p
14
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
95
 
medium / 768p
69
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
53
 
medium / 768p
45
 
high / 1080p
21
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
61
 
medium / 1080p
23
 
high / 1080p
15
 
ultra / 1080p
7
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
68
 
medium / 768p
41
 
high / 1080p
22
 
ultra / 1080p
19
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
85
 
medium / 768p
71
 
high / 1080p
28
 
ultra / 1080p
12
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
63
 
medium / 768p
52
 
high / 1080p
27
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
70
 
high / 1080p
38
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
58
 
medium / 768p
36
 
high / 1080p
19
 
ultra / 1080p
11
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
67
 
medium / 768p
56
 
high / 1080p
26
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
166
 
medium / 768p
93
 
high / 1080p
55
 
ultra / 1080p
46
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
79
 
high / 768p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
24
 
4k / 2160p
11
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
79
 
medium / 768p
47
 
high / 768p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
13
 
Dota 2 (2013)
medium / 768p
117
 
ultra / 1080p
67
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
252
 
medium / 768p
139
 
high / 768p
102
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
227
 
medium / 768p
123
 
high / 768p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
278
 
medium / 768p
206
 
high / 768p
166
 
ultra / 1080p
103
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 950M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 950M from AMD is Radeon R9 M470, which is slower by 5% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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