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

18 %
Average score from 5 samples
Medium uncertainty

Ranked 176th out of 526 in the GPU Database. Tests performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Benchmark Average 10% Low 1% Low
Flux Core
Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes
22 FPS 15 FPS 13 FPS
Electron
Randomly generated noise sphere test
16 FPS 15 FPS 16 FPS
City
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
15 FPS 12 FPS 12 FPS
Clouds
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
13 FPS 12 FPS 12 FPS

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Geekbench (CUDA)
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Geekbench (Metal)
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Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
3DMark Graphics
3DMark Graphics
15,998 7,172 18,233 18,345 1,900

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GPU Comparison

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

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
18 %

Specifications

Core Clock 1024 MHz
Boost Clock 1188 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 2 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 105.8 GB/s
TDP 90 W
Floating Point Performance 1.82 TFLOPS
Release Date 2015-08-20
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 38 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 57 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 18% 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. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

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. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.

The performance specs of the GeForce GTX 950 are a raw floating-point performance of 1.82 TFLOPS : this represents the number of floating point (decimal) operations completed per second. In addition, this NVIDIA GPU has a pixel rate of 38 Gigapixels/s, the number of pixels the GPU is capable of outputting every second. Furthermore, it has a texture fill rate of 57 Gigatexels/s, the number of pixels the GPU can renderer per second.

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. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

The raw technical specs of the GeForce GTX 950 are: 768 total shading units (general purpose parallel cores capable of processing different aspects of the graphics pipeline), 48 texture mapping units (specialised processors for texture operations, this determines the texture rate) and 32 render output processors or units (the final step in the rendering pipeline, responsible for rasterising the image)

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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