NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 (Maxwell GM206) Launched




NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 with reference VGA cooler

NVIDIA has launched a $159 gaming card, based on the GM206 GPU. The new GeForce GTX 950 is a lightweight version of the GeForce GTX 960 (GTX 950 = 2/3 GTX 960) and is the successor of the GTX 760 based on the first generation of Maxwell. Like the GTX 960, the GTX 950 supports HDMI 2.0 (for 4K @ 60Hz resolution on UHD TVs) but it’s not intended to 4K gaming: this graphics card is rather designed for 1600×900 and 1920×1080 gaming resolutions. The GTX 950 supports Direct3D 12 12.1 feature level. The competitors of the GTX 950 are AMD’s Radeon R7 370 and R9 285.

GeForce GTX 950 main specifications:

  • GPU: GM206 (Maxwell 2nd gen) @ 1024MHz (base) / 1188MHz (boot), TSMC 28 nm
  • CUDA cores: 768 (or 6 SMMs)
  • Texture units: 48
  • ROP units: 32
  • Memory: 2048MB GDDR5 @ 6.6GHz effective (1650MHz real speed), memory bus width: 128-bit
  • TDP: 90W
  • Power connectors: one 6-pin
  • Output connectors: 3 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x Dual-link DVI


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 - GPU-Z

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