Is this the GTX 950?

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 11, 2015 - 02:54 PM |
Tagged: rumour, nvidia, gtx 950

Rumours of the impending release of a GTX 950 and perhaps even a GTX 950 Ti continue to spread, most recently at Videocardz who have developed a reputation for this kind of report.  Little is known at this time, the specifications are still unspecified but they have found a page showing a ASUS STRIX GTX 950, with 2GB of memory and a DirectCUII cooler. The prices shown are unlikely to represent the actual retail price, even in Finland where the capture is from.

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Also spotted is a PNY GTX 950 retail box which shows us little in the way of details, the power plug is facing away from the camera so we are still unsure how many power plugs will be need./  Videocardz also reiterates their belief from the first leak that the card will 75% of a GM206 Maxwell graphics processor, with 768 CUDA cores and a 128-bit interface.

Source: Videocardz

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August 11, 2015 | 03:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Fatty, fatty, two by four. C'mon guys, low profile this mofo!

August 11, 2015 | 05:44 PM - Posted by JohnGR

People who can't afford a more expensive card, buy these cards and hope to get an extra 10% or something from overclocking. So most cards will end up will big coolers to attract those customers. Probably we will see a couple short and low profile models.

August 12, 2015 | 01:57 PM - Posted by collie

Another bonus of the big single fan on a low-ish tdp part is running how quiet it runs.

August 12, 2015 | 03:59 PM - Posted by Roshan kalyan (not verified)

hopefully galax / kfa2 release it with their super nice looking white pcb and half height

(I'm kinda surprised they didn't bring out a 960 half height really)

August 11, 2015 | 03:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If only they could make a Nano version like the red team. These huge cards are a no go especially since its a low end card.

August 11, 2015 | 03:46 PM - Posted by Milan Fazekas (not verified)

239.51 euro? Must be a joke.

August 11, 2015 | 04:56 PM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

If I'm not mistaken, non-reference R9 270X performs quite better than this, while they're trying to sell these for pretty much the same money as non-reference 270Xs. Not good.

August 11, 2015 | 05:41 PM - Posted by JohnGR

270X performs much better than 750Ti. 950 will be much faster than 750Ti. More cores, higher GPU frequency, Maxwell architecture. It could be as fast as 270X, it wouldn't surprise me if it ends faster, in some at least games.

August 11, 2015 | 07:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

750 & Ti was the first Maxwell.

The 270 performed much better then the 750 Ti. The 270X performed close to 280 levels.

Price should be competitive to 370 if it comes in at $150-180.

August 12, 2015 | 04:09 AM - Posted by JohnGR

I forgot a 2 after that Maxwell I wrote.

270 and 270X don't differ much between them. They where about 20%+ faster against 750Ti cards. They are NOT close to 280. 280 is Tahiti based, a different beast. At least 10%-15% faster.

August 12, 2015 | 02:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

...and 280 is available for $150 if you shop a bit. No adaptive sync, but in that price range most folks aren't running $500+ monitors. Most folks I see buying GPUs in the $150 range are running 60hz 1080p screens.

August 12, 2015 | 02:45 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

950 won't perform "much faster" than a non-reference R9 270X. It might be more power efficient and less noisy due to Maxwell, but it won't perform better. Why? Look at that tiny-ass bus and it'll tell you everything right there. 960 is a complete and utter failure because of it's bus. They've managed to downgrade things even further from that already-apparent-failure. I wouldn't be surprised if this so-called "950" wouldn't be able to beat even 270 (non-X). Always remember - at it's core R9 270X is basically polished and optimized HD 7870 GHz Edition. 960 barely beats that (and even then - not in everything), this here so-called 950 clearly wouldn't be able to do that, because it's gimped even more than 960 was.

August 12, 2015 | 04:14 AM - Posted by JohnGR

For 1080p that bus is not a problem. Color compression will help a little in that, but not as much as Nvidia and their fanboys advertise. For anything higher than 1080p I am with you 100%. It will be funny if it ends up slower than 270X or 370X.

960 is a 950Ti. 950 specs proves it once more.

August 12, 2015 | 05:28 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

>For 1080p that bus is not a problem.
270X still a much better solution for resolutions "up to 1440p".
It costs less (in some countries, you can find great non-reference 270Xs for as low as 110$ these days, while 100% mint), performs better at BOTH the 1080p and 1440p (DAT 256-bit bus and GCN architecture), and has very good OverClocking potential (depending on lottery and quality of the third-party manufacturer's cooling solution, of course). The only things at which R9 270X clearly loses to GTX 950/960, is power consumption and noise levels. With latest WHQL drivers (or at least Omega), R9 270X performs even better than 960, not in everything (loses mainly in Nvidia-biased games and benchmarks), but still better. "Why pay more for less?", is my point.

August 12, 2015 | 06:27 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

here's a fact: gtx 960 is faster than 270x. Go make your research boys. Bit Bus isn't everything. The architecture is still always your number one thing to look at or the gpu core. Bandwidth is nothing if the core isn't really fully utilizing the bandwidth. 950 should be as fast, on par, or slower than 270x/370. It also wins at AMD biased games and neutral ones. Cheerio

August 12, 2015 | 06:29 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thought 270x is significantly faster than 750 ti. 750 ti is really slow and weak compared to 960

August 12, 2015 | 09:24 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

You really should be moderated for disruptive multi-posting.

August 12, 2015 | 02:01 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Gee, sorry for the delay

August 12, 2015 | 02:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I don't even see a point in any of these cards below a 970. Oculus has clearly said games target the 970 or +.
Console games barely run on a 970 as it is. Especially at game launch. Batman didn't even run.

The 970 successor needs to come out already and needs to be in the $200-$250 range and they need to drop the 970 to $150 and the 960 should be sub $100.

OTHERWISE just buy a PS4 as you are throwing your money away unless you are planning on playing just these games - League of Legends, Counterstrike, WOW, DOTA (since i guess a lot of people do)

August 12, 2015 | 02:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

People were having trouble with Batman while running 980ti and Titan, that doesn't mean all GPUs are useless. It means you should spend your money on something other than hastily flung together ports of console games.

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