EVGA Releases NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Low Power Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 5, 2016 - 11:57 AM |
Tagged: PCIe power, nvidia, low-power, GTX950, GTX 950 Low Power, graphics card, gpu, GeForce GTX 950, evga

EVGA has announced new low-power versions of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, some of which do not require any PCIe power connection to work.

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"The EVGA GeForce GTX 950 is now available in special low power models, but still retains all the performance intact. In fact, several of these models do not even have a 6-Pin power connector!"

With or without power, all of these cards are full-on GTX 950's, with 768 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The primary difference will be with clock speeds, and EVGA provides a chart to illustrate which models still require PCIe power, as well as how they compare in performance.

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It looks like the links to the 75W (no PCIe power required) models aren't working just yet on EVGA's site. Doubtless we will soon have active listings for pricing and availability info.

Source: EVGA

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April 5, 2016 | 03:23 PM - Posted by Lance Ripplinger (not verified)

So why suddenly now the urge to flood the market with a replacement to the GTX 750Ti? Does Nvidia have a bunch of chips laying around that they are in a panic to dump? Also, do you guys think you might revisit this lower power GPU stuff again, and compare this 950 to the 750Ti in OEM, off the shelf systems again?

April 5, 2016 | 07:49 PM - Posted by undermined

Could be for 4K UHD , HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 support

April 6, 2016 | 07:44 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

Basically, all of the offerings that have no 6-pin, are downclocked cards. Oh well. Still waiting for "PCI-e only" Polaris to come out...

April 6, 2016 | 09:35 AM - Posted by Subsailor

Link to the EVGA product page with prices:

April 6, 2016 | 04:05 PM - Posted by Cyclops

It's so easy to mod these cards to draw more power from the PCIe socket. I have had several 750 Tis modded that would use up to 90W under load just through the PCIe slot. They easily did 1400 MHz+ all day long.

EVGA, like other AIB partners, aren't allowed to go past 75W. Shame but, it's not really a problem.

April 7, 2016 | 06:16 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

If you're deliberately buying a "PCI-e only" card to "mod" it so that t draws more power, you clearly don't understand the entire purpose of such cards to begin with.

April 7, 2016 | 08:29 AM - Posted by Cyclops

I understand the purpose just fine. It's about overclocking, and when there is performance left on the table, I can't ignore it.

June 7, 2016 | 04:54 AM - Posted by Firebrand (not verified)

I hate resurrecting a comments thread for an older article, but have there been any developments regarding a release date? It's now June, with the GTX 1080 and 1070 imminent, and many of the March press releases for the ASUS versions of these cards stated a shipping target of April, but no one is selling them right now and no further information has been forthcoming. And EVGA's product/press page has not been updated at all and still reads as "Coming Soon." Is it possible to get an update on this?

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