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 9.85 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

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
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1124 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
44.96 GTexel / s
 
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

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
 
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 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Benchmark 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

9.85

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

1895

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

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 950M 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.

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 M370X, which is faster by 2% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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