Average Bench: 33.1% (82nd of 596)

Based on 50,036 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 1402 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

The GTX 950 is Nvidia's latest Maxwell card which is based on a GTX 960 but with 25% fewer CUDA cores and 25% fewer texture units. Comparing the GTX 960 and 950 shows that, as expected, effective speed has been reduced by 25%. The GTX 950 is positioned above GTX 750 Ti which is Nvidia's energy efficient mass market GPU. Comparing the 750 Ti and 950 shows that 950 is nearly 50% faster but it's also priced 50% higher so the 950 doesn't offer improved value for money. Gaming performance for the GTX 950 at resolutions up to 1080p on high/ultra settings will be satisfactory most of the time. That said, the GTX 950 is priced on the high side ($160). At present the GTX 960 ($171) offers 25% better performance for just 7% more money. See a current list of the best value graphics cards here[Aug '15 GPUPro]

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Poor average bench

The Nvidia GTX 950 averaged 66.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 104fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 94.2fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 950 is just 8.11%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 950 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 85.7fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 72.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,036 samples)
Min Avg Max
85 Lighting 104 119
75.7 Reflection 85.7 94.3
80 Parallax 96.6 110
31.3% 95.3 fps
Min Avg Max
69.6 MRender 76.2 81.7
83.4 Gravity 94.2 104
64.6 Splatting 72.1 80
34.7% 80.8 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 114
Reflection 89.2
Parallax 101
34% 102 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 99.4
Splatting 75.2
37% 85.5 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1139) 2GB
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 1682 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 416.81
Lighting 112
Reflection 92
Parallax 101
34% 102 fps
MRender 78.5
Gravity 98.5
Splatting 77.4
36% 84.8 fps
Gigabyte(1458 36C3) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.76
Lighting 105
Reflection 85.2
Parallax 96.1
31% 95.4 fps
MRender 76.7
Gravity 94.9
Splatting 71.9
35% 81.2 fps
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 416.34
Lighting 101
Reflection 80.5
Parallax 96.2
31% 92.5 fps
MRender 74.2
Gravity 87.6
Splatting 72.7
33% 78.2 fps
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 416.16
Lighting 97.4
Reflection 80
Parallax 84.3
29% 87.2 fps
MRender 75.7
Gravity 93.3
Splatting 73.2
34% 80.7 fps
50,036 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 11 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 124 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 37 fps Overwatch: 65 fps League of Legends: 134 fps Fortnite: 52 fps Battlefield 1: 43 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 33 fps World of Warcraft: 47 fps DOTA 2: 85 fps World of Tanks: 64 fps Battlefield 4: 51 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,992,728 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 50,036 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $165 @ launch in Aug '15)
Asus(1043 8554) 10% 34% ± 3%
Asus GTX 950 2GB STRIX GAMING
STRIX-GTX950-DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING
OutletPCUS $19311 months
AmazonUS $35015 mins
EbayUS $40224 mins
Gigabyte(1458 36C5) 8% 33% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB Windforce
GV-N950WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $2802 months
Gigabyte(1458 36C3) 8% 33% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2951) 7% 35% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 950 2GB SC
02G-P4-2951-KR
MSI(1462 3208) 7% 33% ± 4%
MSI GTX 950 2GB GAMING
GTX 950 GAMING 2G
MSI(1462 8C92) 7% 32% ± 2%
MSI GTX 950 2GB OC
GTX 950 2GD5 OC
EVGA(3842 2956) 5% 35% ± 2%
Asus(1043 86DC) 4% 32% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 1376) 4% 32% ± 3%
Zotac GTX 950 2GB
ZT-90601-10L
AmazonUS $2617 months
Zotac GTX 950 2GB OC
ZT-90602-10M
AmazonUS $2795 months
Zotac GTX 950 2GB AMP!
ZT-90603-10M
AmazonUS $17620 months
Nvidia(10DE 1402) 3% 31% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 2959) 3% 35% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8569) 3% 32% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2958) 3% 36% ± 1%
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB ACX 2.0
02G-P4-2958-KR
EbayUS $15326 mins
AmazonUS $1704 months
OutletPCUS $17820 months
Asus(1043 8553) 3% 31% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2957) 2% 36% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX
02G-P4-2957-KR
OutletPCUS $2486 months
AmazonUS $3301 month
PNY(196E 139F) 2% 32% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 1139) 2% 34% ± 3%
MSI(1462 320A) 2% 33% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36C7) 2% 37% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB XTREME
GV-N950XTREME-2GD
AmazonUS $17716 months
Asus(1043 8586) 2% 32% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 3376) 1% 33% ± 2%
PNY(196E 13A1) 1% 33% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2376) 1% 37% ± 1%
Gainward(10B0 1402) 1% 31% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36D9) 1% 29% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8555) 1% 33% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 370C) 1% 36% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8581) 1% 30% ± 0%
HP(103C 82DF) 1% 29% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8573) 1% 35% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36DF) 0% 34% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85B2) 0% 31% ± 0%
Asus(1043 858D) 0% 24% ± 10%
Asus(1043 8585) 0% 31% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 0952) 0% 31% ± 0%
Dell(1028 1139) 0% 32% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8557) 0% 32% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 11A9) 0% 33% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 1950) 0% 32% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 3378) 0% 30% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36D5) 0% 36% ± 0%
Sanyo(144D 0997) 0% 32% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 0956) 0% 32% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 0958) 0% 32% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3209) 0% 32% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 9379) 0% 34% ± 0%
PNY(196E 13A0) 0% 37% ± 0%
PNY(196E 1139) 0% 33% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1954) 0% 30% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 3375) 0% 31% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

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6 days ago.

it runs jurrasic world fallen kingdom


Good

9 days ago.

works really well, can't run a few high requirements for games and cant run Oculus rift is the only downsides


Good

17 days ago.

lolololololololololololololololololololololololololololol


Excellent

2 months ago.

its a verry good video card im enjoying all the game with 60 fps no problems.


Good

6 months ago.

its been years since I bought it and maybe more since it came out and I still can run almost any game and most of them with very good graphics in 2018


Excellent

1 month ago.

Great Card for the time, and its not even that bad today in 2018 its somewhere inbetween the GT 1030 and GTX 1050, but considering you can pick it up sometimes with a price of lower of the GT 1030, i would say its a really good bargain


Poor

22 days ago.

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Good

4 months ago.

it sucks not only because is ddr5 and thats new so is not fixed yet and suck


Good

5 months ago.

excellent gpu with really good price/performance ratio


Excellent

4 months ago.

great card serving me good for years


Above average

3 years ago.


Good

10 months ago.

Because i have it and don't have the money to upgrade...


Average

7 months ago.

Pretty good before, not very good value today.


Good

23 months ago.

Fine for 1080p@60FPS gaming at mid to low graphic detail. I don't expect this to be too useful for gaming in a couple of years, but with it's low power requirements it'll serve a desktop centred system for a at least a few years longer.


Very good

20 months ago.

Very good GPU


Good

1 month ago.

This asus gtx 950 si 2gb 2nd hand unit has sold massively in my country only rm330(79 dollar) great value for its speed. hahahaha


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