Average Bench: 26.1% (139th of 665)

Based on 100,232 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 73.8% 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) 32.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 32fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 950 is just 5.96%. 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) 38.5fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 30.6fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 100,232 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Lighting 32.3 36.8
34.4 Reflection 38.5 45.7
27.6 Parallax 30.6 34.3
26.1% 33.8 fps
Min Avg Max
32.9 MRender 35 37.6
28.6 Gravity 32 35.2
25.7 Splatting 28 31.4
26.2% 31.7 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gainward(10B0 1402) 2GB
CLim: 1512 MHz, MLim: 1832 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 471.11
Lighting 29.8
Reflection 50.8
Parallax 32
24% 37.5 fps
MRender 39.5
Gravity 32.6
Splatting 29.5
27% 33.9 fps
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Lighting 31
Reflection 36.6
Parallax 29.8
25% 32.5 fps
MRender 34.1
Gravity 31.2
Splatting 28.2
26% 31.2 fps
Gigabyte(1458 36C3) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 465.89
Lighting 30.3
Reflection 35.5
Parallax 28.9
24% 31.6 fps
MRender 34.2
Gravity 30.7
Splatting 26.9
25% 30.6 fps
Asus(1043 8553) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 471.11
Lighting 29.9
Reflection 36
Parallax 28.9
24% 31.6 fps
MRender 35.4
Gravity 30.1
Splatting 27
25% 30.8 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,934,901 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 100,232 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $165 @ launch in Aug '15)
Asus(1043 8554) 12% 27% ± 1%
Asus GTX 950 2GB STRIX GAMING
STRIX-GTX950-DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING
AmazonUS $20014 months
MSI(1462 3208) 9% 27% ± 1%
MSI GTX 950 2GB GAMING
GTX 950 GAMING 2G
Gigabyte(1458 36C5) 8% 26% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB Windforce
GV-N950WF2OC-2GD
AmazonUS $2802 years
MSI(1462 8C92) 7% 25% ± 1%
MSI GTX 950 2GB OC
GTX 950 2GD5 OC
Gigabyte(1458 36C3) 6% 26% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2956) 4% 28% ± 1%
Asus(1043 86DC) 4% 25% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2951) 4% 28% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 950 2GB SC
02G-P4-2951-KR
EVGA(3842 2958) 4% 29% ± 1%
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB ACX 2.0
02G-P4-2958-KR
AmazonUS $1703 years
EVGA(3842 2957) 3% 29% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX
02G-P4-2957-KR
AmazonUS $3195 months
Asus(1043 8569) 3% 25% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36C7) 2% 29% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 950 2GB XTREME
GV-N950XTREME-2GD
AmazonUS $1774 years
Nvidia(10DE 1402) 2% 25% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 1139) 2% 26% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 1376) 2% 26% ± 2%
Zotac GTX 950 2GB
ZT-90601-10L
AmazonUS $2613 years
Zotac GTX 950 2GB OC
ZT-90602-10M
AmazonUS $2793 years
Zotac GTX 950 2GB AMP!
ZT-90603-10M
AmazonUS $1764 years
Asus(1043 8557) 2% 24% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8555) 1% 25% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8553) 1% 24% ± 1%
HP(103C 82DF) 1% 23% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 11A9) 1% 26% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 3378) 1% 25% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8585) 1% 23% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2959) 1% 28% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36D9) 1% 23% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8558) 1% 26% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8581) 1% 24% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8586) 1% 23% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 1402) 1% 26% ± 2%
Dell(1028 1139) 1% 24% ± 0%
PNY(196E 139F) 1% 24% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 1956) 1% 24% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3376) 1% 25% ± 1%
Asus(1043 858D) 1% 23% ± 0%
PNY(196E 13A1) 1% 26% ± 0%
PNY(196E 13A0) 1% 29% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36D4) 0% 25% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 2376) 0% 29% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1955) 0% 25% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1953) 0% 27% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36D5) 0% 26% ± 0%
MSI(1462 320A) 0% 25% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 0952) 0% 25% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1409) 0% 24% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 24% ± 2%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 24% ± 0%
Asus(1043 856A) 0% 25% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1950) 0% 27% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1952) 0% 25% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1958) 0% 25% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3704) 0% 23% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Asus G11CD

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

Terrible

1 month ago.

Very good midrange card for about £100, runs older games easily at full HD and tends not to struggle with newer titles if VRAM-heavy options are turned down. I bought the DirectCU II OC version and can happily report that it can take a healthy overclock and yield good results. Another fantastic USP would be that it takes a really low TDP to run (90W) which is useful if you've already got a PSU with smaller output. Obviously, it's much slower than a 960, and don't expect performance to be as good as one, but it's quite easy to look at this card as a 2GB 1050, and as a result frame rates are good, consistent and the card doesn't tend to warm up past 70°C even overclocked. If you have your heart set out on a budget friendly 1080p machine for non-AAA titles, then pairing this with a Haswell i3 and 8/16GB RAM makes for a strong contender.


Poor

2 months ago.

Great budget card for gamers who want to play mid-tier games. Can run minecraft mods, 20-40 fps with shaders. I was very surprised when i played destiny 2 with it and has no problems when playing. Not the greatest when playing warzone, getting only 20-40 frames with low settings. Overall 4/5 stars.


Average

5 days ago.

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


Poor

13 days ago.

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Good

27 days 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


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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

2 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

29 days ago.

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Excellent

4 months ago.

A pretty good card available at a really cheap and reasonable price.


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

old but cheap and still runs good for its money


Poor

7 months ago.

Getting a little outdated, doesnt run games smoothly anymore


Poor

8 months ago.

great card serving me good for years


Above average

5 years ago.


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Good value at the time.


Excellent

9 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

4 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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