NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M vs 470M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M SLI

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Fermi
Code name
GM107
 
N11E-GT
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
13 March 2015
 
1 November 2010

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI'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 and GeForce GTX 470M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
576
CUDA cores
640
 
n/d
Core clock speed
914 MHz
 
535 MHz
Boost Clock
1124 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
44.96 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
1,439 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI 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
 
large
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 or 2500 MHz
 
1250 MHz
Memory bandwidth
32 or 80 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GameStream
+
 
-
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
n/d
GameWorks
+
 
-
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-
BatteryBoost
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d
GeForce Experience
+
 
n/d
Adaptive VSync
+
 
n/d
Ansel
+
 
n/d
DSR
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
11
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
12.88 +6.1%
 
12.14 −6.1%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
198867
 
n/d
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
21356
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2838
 
n/d
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3200
 
n/d
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4367 +7.3%
 
4070 −7.3%
3DMark Vantage Performance
15710 −7%
 
16802 +7%
Unigine Heaven 3.0
42
 
n/d
Passmark
1841
 
n/d
Octane Render OctaneBench
25
 
n/d

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
140 Mh/s
 
n/d
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
2.5 Mh/s
 
n/d

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Fortnite

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fortnite on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
196
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
65
 
n/d
high / 1080p
24
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
22
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
74
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
26
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
153
 
n/d
medium / 768p
107
 
n/d
high / 1080p
65
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
33
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum HD Graphics 4400
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
85
 
n/d
medium / 768p
71
 
n/d
high / 1080p
28
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
12
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
111
 
n/d
medium / 768p
70
 
n/d
high / 1080p
38
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
28
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Dota 2

2013

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

medium / 768p
117
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
67
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
GeForce GTX 470M SLI

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
64
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
24
 
n/d

Far Cry 5

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 5 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
47
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
23
 
n/d
high / 1080p
21
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
19
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
6
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Far Cry 5 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 670
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 970

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Kingdom Come: Deliverance on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
56
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
24
 
n/d
high / 1080p
20
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
15
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Kingdom Come: Deliverance official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Monster Hunter World

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Monster Hunter World on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
52
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
21
 
n/d

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Shadow of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
50
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
19
 
n/d
high / 1080p
16
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
14
 
n/d

Ark Survival Evolved

2017

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ark Survival Evolved on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
54
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
15
 
n/d
high / 1080p
10
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Ark Survival Evolved official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
GeForce GTX 470M SLI

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
47
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
25
 
n/d
high / 1080p
21
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
16
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 760

Destiny 2

2017

FPS tests

Real world test results of Destiny 2 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
63
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
36
 
n/d
high / 1080p
32
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
25
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
8
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Destiny 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
55
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
24
 
n/d
high / 1080p
21
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
6
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
58
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
26
 
n/d
high / 1080p
16
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
13
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon RX 480

Resident Evil 7

2017

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
119
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
53
 
n/d
high / 1080p
32
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
16
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
97
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
31
 
n/d
high / 1080p
25
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
20
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
4
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon RX 480

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
97
 
n/d
medium / 768p
75
 
n/d
high / 1080p
34
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
30
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
12
 
n/d

Civilization VI

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
60
 
n/d
medium / 768p
46
 
n/d
high / 1080p
26
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
20
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
34
 
n/d
medium / 768p
27
 
n/d
high / 1080p
15
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 970

Dishonored 2

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored 2 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
35
 
n/d
medium / 768p
32
 
n/d
high / 1080p
24
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
22
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Dishonored 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon RX 480

Doom

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
62
 
n/d
medium / 768p
51
 
n/d
high / 1080p
29
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
22
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 970

Far Cry Primal

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
54
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
25
 
n/d
high / 1080p
22
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
17
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 780

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
58
 
n/d
medium / 768p
36
 
n/d
high / 1080p
21
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
17
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 970

The Division

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
55
 
n/d
medium / 768p
40
 
n/d
high / 1080p
19
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
14
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 970

Titanfall 2

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
95
 
n/d
medium / 768p
69
 
n/d
high / 1080p
30
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
25
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon RX 480

Watch Dogs 2

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
53
 
n/d
medium / 768p
45
 
n/d
high / 1080p
21
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 780

XCOM 2

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
61
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
23
 
n/d
high / 1080p
15
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
7
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Fallout 4

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 720p
68
 
n/d
medium / 768p
41
 
n/d
high / 1080p
22
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
19
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 780

Just Cause 3

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
63
 
n/d
medium / 768p
52
 
n/d
high / 1080p
27
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
23
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 780

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
101
 
n/d
medium / 768p
60
 
n/d
high / 1080p
27
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
23
 
n/d

The Witcher 3

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
58
 
n/d
medium / 768p
36
 
n/d
high / 1080p
19
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
11
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 770

World of Warships

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
106
 
n/d
medium / 768p
96
 
n/d
high / 1080p
67
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
47
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
47
 
n/d
medium / 768p
41
 
n/d
high / 1080p
24
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
16
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Far Cry 4

2014

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
67
 
n/d
medium / 768p
56
 
n/d
high / 1080p
26
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
21
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 680

Sims 4

2014

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
166
 
n/d
medium / 768p
93
 
n/d
high / 1080p
55
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
46
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce 6600
GeForce GTX 470M SLI

Battlefield 4

2013

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
111
 
n/d
medium / 768p
79
 
n/d
high / 768p
58
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
24
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
11
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Crysis 3

2013

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
79
 
n/d
medium / 768p
47
 
n/d
high / 768p
34
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
13
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Tomb Raider

2013

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
227
 
n/d
medium / 768p
123
 
n/d
high / 768p
71
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
33
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Diablo III

2012

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
278
 
n/d
medium / 768p
206
 
n/d
high / 768p
166
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
103
 
n/d

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended Radeon HD 4870

StarCraft 2

2010

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI.

low / 768p
n/d
 
280
medium / 768p
n/d
 
83
high / 768p
n/d
 
74
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
50

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 950M and GeForce GTX 470M SLI performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 950M
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
GeForce GTX 470M SLI
recommended GeForce GTX 650

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M

6.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (13 March 2015 vs 1 November 2010)
More pipelines (640 vs 576)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
GameStream (streams data between the PC and NVIDIA SHIELD device attached to a TV. Basically allows using the PC as a gaming console)
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
GameWorks
Adaptive VSync
DSR
Ansel
HDMI
GeForce ShadowPlay
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
BatteryBoost

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M SLI

Wider memory bus (192 vs 128 bit)

So, GTX 950M or 470M SLI?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M.
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