Nvidia"s GeForce GTX 950 offers great value, performing nearly as well as the 960 for less money. Can Gigabyte"s aggressively overclocked GeForce GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming outperform the more expensive GPU?


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This is a perfect performance solution for 1080p or less gaming. This thẻ takes another jab at questioning why the GTX 960 even exists anymore. The performance per dollar from this thẻ will be hard khổng lồ match, và all gamers on tight budgets should seriously consider the GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming as their gaming solution.

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Very low idle power nguồn draw • Near-silent operation • 7GT/s memory • Aggressive factory clock speed


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Nvidia launched its GeForce GTX 950 back in August, targeting gamers with FHD monitors (particularly the ones competing in multiplayer online battle arena titles lượt thích League of Legends). The 950 uses the same GPU found in Nvidia"s GeForce GTX 960, but the GM206 processor is trimmed down somewhat. Instead of 1024 CUDA cores, the 950 wields 768. Cutting two SMMs also reduces the texture unit count from 64 to lớn 48, while the back-end retains 32 ROPs. Nvidia"s reference specification defines a base GPU clock rate of 1024MHz, with a typical GPU Boost setting closer lớn 1188MHz. The GeForce GTX 950 is only offered with 2GB of memory; there is no 4GB option. On-board GDDR5 operates at 6.6 Gb/s across an aggregate 128-bit bus.

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The 950 includes a similar list of features as other Maxwell-based GPUs. It supports G-Sync adaptive refresh rate technology và the entire suite of VisualFX tools, including HBAO+ and TXAA. ShadowPlay is enabled as well, utilizing Nvidia"s NVEnc hardware-based encoding engine. In fact, the GM206 processor offers Nvidia"s most advanced implementation of PureVideo available. Its VDPAU feature mix F adds full acceleration for HEVC/H.265 decoding.


When paired with Nvidia"s GeForce Experience software, the GTX 950 can optimize MOBA games for responsiveness. This feature will expand to other cards in Nvidia"s line-up. But in August, when the GTX 950 launched, it was the first card with this capability. đầu vào response is critical in those titles & Nvidia found that multi-frame buffering was causing delays. To lớn combat this issue, multi-frame buffering can be disabled completely.


We previously looked at a GTX 950 Strix thẻ from asus that was also overclocked out of the box. Gigabyte"s GeForce GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming boasts even higher frequencies than the Strix. Let"s take a closer look.