NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 950 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

10 %
Average score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty
Performance
Average
Ranking
188th of 531
Popularity
66th of 531
Samples
6 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

45 FPS average
30 FPS 10% low
26 FPS 1% low

Electron

Randomly generated noise sphere test

32 FPS average
30 FPS 10% low
31 FPS 1% low

City

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

31 FPS average
25 FPS 10% low
25 FPS 1% low

Clouds

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

26 FPS average
25 FPS 10% low
20 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (CUDA)

Geekbench (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

15,998
Geekbench (Metal)

Geekbench (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

7,172
Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

18,233
Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

18,345
3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark

1,882

Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Radeon RX 580
22 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
22 %
AMD Radeon RX 470
18 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
13 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
12 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
10 %

Specifications

Core Clock 1024 MHz
Boost Clock 1188 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 2 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 103.32 GB/s
TDP 90 W
Floating Point Performance 1.82 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2015-08-20
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 38.02 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 57.02 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 768
Texture Mapping Units 48
Render Output Processors 32

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

The GeForce GTX 950 is a GPU from NVIDIA released in 2015. This chip has an average gaming score at 10% in our GPU benchmark.

The GeForce GTX 950 has 2 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 103 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 128 bits. When choosing a GPU, plan ahead and select a model with enough memory for your needs. High resolutions such as 4K require significantly more memory than 1080p as there is more data to display on the screen.

In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 950 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1024 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1188 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 950 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.

Power and thermals for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 90 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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