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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 is a mid-range graphics card for desktop PCs. It is based on the 28nm Maxwell GM206 chip and offers 768 shaders, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The graphics memory is typically 2 GB GDDR5 with 6.6 GHz effective and a 128-bit interface.

As a novelty compared to the previous Maxwell GM204 chip, the GM206 includes the new VP7 video engine with HVEC (H.265) decoding and encoding. Furthermore, the GTX 950 supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 for 4K video output.

The 3D gaming performance of the GTX 950 is slightly better than the GeForce GTX 965M (33% more shaders but slower clock speed).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 900 Series
GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1126 - 1228 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 Ti (compare) 2816 @ 1000 - 1200 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 (compare) 2048 @ 1126 - 1216 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1126 - 1228 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 970 (compare) 1664 @ 1050 - 1178 (Boost) MHz224 + 32 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 960 (compare) 1024 @ 1127 - 1178 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 950 768 @ 1024 - 1188 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 3300 MHz
CodenameGM206
ArchitectureMaxwell
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed1024 - 1188 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed3300 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12.1
Transistor Count2940 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesCUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, G-SYNC, SLI
Date of Announcement20.08.2015
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/object/geforce-gtx-...

Benchmarks

3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 5558     avg: 5605     median: 5605 (24%)     max: 5652 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 6196     avg: 6207.5     median: 6207.5 (15%)     max: 6219 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 8381     avg: 8520     median: 8520 (30%)     max: 8659 points
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst
low 1280x720
151  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
93.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
42.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
34.3  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
4.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF 1920x1080
58.1
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
287  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
207  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
95.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55.2  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
28.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080
121
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
110  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
89.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
49.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
38.8  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
14.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1920x1080
54.4
Need for Speed 2016
low 1280x720
84.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
83  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
43.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
34.2  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
11.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium / Off 1920x1080
52.9
Hitman 2016
low 1280x720
79.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
76  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
29.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Medium / Off 4xAF 1920x1080
54.4
The Division
low 1280x720
102  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
74.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
35.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27.3  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
12.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF 1920x1080
46.7
Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
110  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
51  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
46  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
12  fps    + Compare