Average Bench: 26.1% (131st of 652)

Based on 85,043 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]

Very poor average bench

The Nvidia GTX 950 averaged 73.9% 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) 32.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 32fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 950 is just 5.71%. 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) 38.6fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 30.4fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,043 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.9 Lighting 32.3 36.6
34.5 Reflection 38.6 47.8
26.7 Parallax 30.4 33.6
26.1% 33.8 fps
Min Avg Max
32.6 MRender 34.7 36.2
28.7 Gravity 32 35.2
0.3 Splatting 27.3 31.4
26.1% 31.3 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Zotac(19DA 2376) 2GB
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 1755 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 452.06
Lighting 38.1
Reflection 42
Parallax 34.2
31% 38.1 fps
MRender 37.9
Gravity 36
Splatting 32.3
29% 35.4 fps
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 452.06
Lighting 35.9
Reflection 39.6
Parallax 32.6
29% 36 fps
MRender 34.9
Gravity 34.3
Splatting 30.8
28% 33.3 fps
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1701 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.09
Lighting 35.8
Reflection 39.7
Parallax 32
29% 35.8 fps
MRender 36.1
Gravity 33.6
Splatting 29.9
27% 33.2 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1402) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.40
Lighting 30.8
Reflection 36.4
Parallax 29.3
25% 32.2 fps
MRender 34.7
Gravity 30.6
Splatting 27.4
25% 30.9 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,868,319 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 85,043 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $165 @ launch in Aug '15)
Asus(1043 8554) 11% 27% ± 1%
Asus GTX 950 2GB STRIX GAMING
STRIX-GTX950-DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING
OutletPCUS $1933 years
AmazonUS $2008 months
Gigabyte(1458 36C5) 8% 26% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB Windforce
GV-N950WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $2802 years
Gigabyte(1458 36C3) 8% 26% ± 1%
MSI(1462 8C92) 8% 25% ± 1%
MSI GTX 950 2GB OC
GTX 950 2GD5 OC
MSI(1462 3208) 6% 27% ± 1%
MSI GTX 950 2GB GAMING
GTX 950 GAMING 2G
EVGA(3842 2951) 6% 28% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 950 2GB SC
02G-P4-2951-KR
Asus(1043 86DC) 4% 25% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2956) 3% 28% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2957) 3% 28% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX
02G-P4-2957-KR
OutletPCUS $2482 years
AmazonUS $3309 months
Asus(1043 8569) 3% 26% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8555) 3% 24% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1376) 3% 27% ± 3%
Zotac GTX 950 2GB
ZT-90601-10L
AmazonUS $2612 years
Zotac GTX 950 2GB OC
ZT-90602-10M
AmazonUS $2792 years
Zotac GTX 950 2GB AMP!
ZT-90603-10M
AmazonUS $1763 years
EVGA(3842 2958) 3% 29% ± 3%
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB ACX 2.0
02G-P4-2958-KR
AmazonUS $1702 years
OutletPCUS $1783 years
Nvidia(10DE 1139) 3% 27% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8586) 2% 23% ± 0%
MSI(1462 320A) 2% 26% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8553) 2% 24% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 1402) 2% 25% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8581) 2% 23% ± 0%
Dell(1028 1139) 1% 24% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3376) 1% 25% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2959) 1% 28% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36D9) 1% 23% ± 0%
PNY(196E 139F) 1% 25% ± 1%
PNY(196E 13A1) 1% 26% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 1402) 1% 25% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2376) 1% 30% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1956) 1% 25% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8557) 1% 25% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8585) 1% 23% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8573) 1% 27% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1953) 1% 26% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36D4) 1% 26% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8558) 1% 26% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1958) 1% 25% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36D5) 0% 27% ± 2%
Asus(1043 858D) 0% 23% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36C7) 0% 27% ± 4%
Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB XTREME
GV-N950XTREME-2GD
AmazonUS $1773 years
Device(1B4C 1139) 0% 27% ± 0%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 25% ± 0%
PNY(196E 13A0) 0% 28% ± 1%
PNY(196E 1139) 0% 25% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1955) 0% 25% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 3378) 0% 24% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 0952) 0% 23% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36DF) 0% 25% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1409) 0% 25% ± 0%
HP(103C 82DF) 0% 22% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 0% 26% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8574) 0% 27% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $349

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

8 months ago.

i saw the comparison and gtx 950 is wayyyyy better


Poor

1 month ago.

it is my first graphic card and it is a good for a starter on the gaming


Good

5 days ago.

Really cheap and as strong as a gtx 1050


Poor

6 days ago.

well its way better than on the benchmarks. overall i recommend it for budget setups


Terrible

7 months ago.

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Terrible

2 months ago.

got it at a high price, i wasn't informed and right now i can't play most of the game i would like too


Good

3 months ago.

I changed it for 1070 Ti but it did his work very well


Excellent

1 month 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

10 months ago.

its an okay GPU because you can run most games on low with decent fps but the newer games are are very bad (bf5, COD bo4, etc)


Poor

5 months 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


Good

2 months ago.

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Good

4 months ago.

excellent gpu with really good price/performance ratio


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

old but cheap and still runs good for its money


Poor

1 month ago.

Getting a little outdated, doesnt run games smoothly anymore


Poor

2 months ago.

great card serving me good for years


Above average

5 years ago.


Good

14 hrs ago.

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


Average

2 years ago.

Pretty good before, not very good value today.


Good

6 months ago.

can run games at minimum settings at 2020 at 2015 is nice but killed by 1050 ti vram 2gb is poor


Poor

20 months ago.

Good value at the time.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Great GPU if you can find one for cheaper than $50. While the GTX 950 will not be able to play the newer 2020 and upcoming AAA games at very enjoyable settings, it can play older games such as The Witcher and GTA V and eSport games such as Fortnite and Rainbow Six Siege with no problems. I've recently upgraded a friend's brother's PC from an R7 250 to a GTX 950, and I was pretty satisfied with the result. I was able to run TC:R6S at 1080p120FPS on low settings without any issues or stuttering.


Good

4 years 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

3 years ago.

Very good GPU


Good

2 years 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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