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 13.61 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
 
of 12
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 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 11408 (TITAN Xp)
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 (FL 11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

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
13.12
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
198867.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
21355.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2837.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3200.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4367.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
15710.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
42.10
 
 
Passmark
1820
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
25
 
 

Mining hashrate

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
0.49
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
47.00
 
medium / 1080p
23.00
 
high / 1080p
21.00
 
ultra / 1080p
19.00
 
4k / 2160p
6.00
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
196.00
 
medium / 1080p
65.00
 
high / 1080p
23.80
 
ultra / 1080p
21.80
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
55.60
 
medium / 1080p
23.80
 
high / 1080p
19.80
 
ultra / 1080p
15.00
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
53.70
 
medium / 1080p
15.30
 
high / 1080p
10.30
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
47.00
 
medium / 1080p
25.00
 
high / 1080p
21.00
 
ultra / 1080p
16.00
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
62.50
 
medium / 1080p
35.70
 
high / 1080p
31.50
 
ultra / 1080p
24.70
 
4k / 2160p
7.85
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
54.80
 
medium / 1080p
23.90
 
high / 1080p
21.20
 
ultra / 1080p
6.20
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
58.20
 
medium / 1080p
26.30
 
high / 1080p
15.50
 
ultra / 1080p
13.30
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
74.00
 
medium / 1080p
26.40
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
119.00
 
medium / 1080p
53.40
 
high / 1080p
32.20
 
ultra / 1080p
16.10
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
97.00
 
medium / 1080p
30.70
 
high / 1080p
25.40
 
ultra / 1080p
20.10
 
4k / 2160p
3.50
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
97.00
 
medium / 768p
75.00
 
high / 1080p
34.30
 
ultra / 1080p
30.20
 
4k / 2160p
11.90
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
60.40
 
medium / 768p
46.40
 
high / 1080p
25.90
 
ultra / 1080p
19.80
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
33.60
 
medium / 768p
27.10
 
high / 1080p
15.00
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
34.70
 
medium / 768p
32.30
 
high / 1080p
23.60
 
ultra / 1080p
21.80
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
62.00
 
medium / 768p
51.00
 
high / 1080p
28.60
 
ultra / 1080p
21.90
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
53.50
 
medium / 1080p
24.50
 
high / 1080p
22.00
 
ultra / 1080p
16.50
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
69.30
 
medium / 768p
53.80
 
high / 1080p
24.50
 
ultra / 1080p
19.50
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
152.70
 
medium / 768p
107.40
 
high / 1080p
65.25
 
ultra / 1080p
33.40
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
58.40
 
medium / 768p
35.59
 
high / 1080p
21.00
 
ultra / 1080p
17.05
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
54.52
 
medium / 768p
39.57
 
high / 1080p
18.92
 
ultra / 1080p
14.21
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
95.00
 
medium / 768p
69.00
 
high / 1080p
29.70
 
ultra / 1080p
25.30
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
53.10
 
medium / 768p
45.20
 
high / 1080p
21.40
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
60.60
 
medium / 1080p
23.30
 
high / 1080p
14.65
 
ultra / 1080p
6.70
 
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
105.80
 
medium / 768p
96.50
 
high / 1080p
73.20
 
ultra / 1080p
66.70
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
68.05
 
medium / 768p
41.00
 
high / 1080p
22.40
 
ultra / 1080p
18.80
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
84.70
 
medium / 768p
71.40
 
high / 1080p
27.83
 
ultra / 1080p
11.80
 
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
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
57.80
 
medium / 768p
36.07
 
high / 1080p
19.20
 
ultra / 1080p
10.71
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
66.90
 
medium / 768p
56.40
 
high / 1080p
25.95
 
ultra / 1080p
20.50
 
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
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
252.20
 
medium / 768p
139.05
 
high / 768p
102.10
 
ultra / 1080p
36.75
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
226.70
 
medium / 768p
122.80
 
high / 768p
70.55
 
ultra / 1080p
33.10
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
278.20
 
medium / 768p
205.70
 
high / 768p
165.60
 
ultra / 1080p
102.90
 

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 7% and lower by 15 positions in our rating.

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