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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 950 2GB

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB.

The GTX 1080 Ti has a 456 MHz higher core clock speed and 176 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 282.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1080 Ti has a 456 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 97.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1080 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 950, and so the GTX 1080 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 950.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 9216 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 378.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is massively better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950 2GB has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is 7654 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1232. The GTX 1080 Ti having 6422 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950.

The GTX 1080 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the GTX 1080 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti requires 220 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 2GB requires 90 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 1080 Ti and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The GTX 1080 Ti requires 130 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

105 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

29.1 FPS

The Witcher III

118 FPS

The Witcher III

37 FPS

Crysis 3

143.9 FPS

Crysis 3

43.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

100.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

30.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

97 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

27.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

118 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

35.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

152.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

46.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

112 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

34.1 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

95.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

29 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

68 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

20.7 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

108 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

28.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

242 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

82.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

69.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

21.2 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71 FPS

Metro: Exodus

24.1 FPS

Battlefield V

135 FPS

Battlefield V

32 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

125 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

87.6 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

26.6 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

113 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

34.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

112.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

34.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

126.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

38.4 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

153.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

46.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

121.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

36.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

69.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

54.9 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

10.8 FPS

The Witcher III

65.7 FPS

The Witcher III

16.2 FPS

Crysis 3

58 FPS

Crysis 3

13.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

43.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

10.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

50 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

16.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

83 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

10.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

82 FPS

Battlefield 1

21.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

46 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

12.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

38 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

13.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

9.6 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

44.8 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

13.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

71.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

21.7 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

10.1 FPS

Battlefield V

64 FPS

Battlefield V

21.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

58 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

15.4 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

38.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

11.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

38.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

11.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

43.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

13.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

42.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

12.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

53.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

16.1 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

66 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

20.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

10.4 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1480 MHzvs1024 MHz
Boost Clock1582 MHzvs1188 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P102Maxwell GM206-250
OC Potential None vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date05 Mar 2017vs20 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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9.6
1920x1080
10
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7.6
2560x1440
10
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5.5
3840x2160
7.9
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3.9

GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1376 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth484.4GB/secvs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs768
Actual Shader Performance100%vs59%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs48
Texture Rate331.5 GTexel/svs49.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs32
Pixel Rate130.2 GPixel/svs32.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs90 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6900K 8-Core 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the top 1000 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Pascal architecture.

Architecture
The Pascal architecture aims for twice as much Performance as the Maxwell Architecture and introduces support for second gen HBM.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed P102-300-A1 which has 3584 Shader Processing Units, 224 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1480MHz and goes up to 1584MHz, in Boost mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 11.2GB frame buffer of second gen GDDR5X memory, through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1376MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 220W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with 2 power connectors, a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 950 2GB is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
GeForce GTX 950 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM206-250 which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU. It offers DirectX Feature Level of 12.1 and the Third Generation Delta Color Compression Technology which increases bandwidth efficiency by 30%.
It has 6 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1024MHz and goes up to 1188MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1653MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 90W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Similar Performance to AMD's Radeon R9 270X, using the best suited Resolution - 1920x1080.
As a Result, AMD's Radeon R9 370 is considerably slower and Large Factory Overclocked Versions of GeForce GTX 950, may match GeForce GTX 960's Performance.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 950 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU-Intel Xeon E3-1225 v2
Intel Xeon Processor X5680
Intel Core i7-4765T 4-Core 2.0GHz
Intel Xeon E5-1620
Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz
Possible GPU Upgrades--
GPU Variants-GeForce GTX 950 Asus Mini 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Palit StormX 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 PNY 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Gainward 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Inno3D OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 MSI Armor 2X OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 MSI OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Palit StormX Dual OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Zotac 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Asus OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 EVGA Superclocked 2.0 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 EVGA Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Galax KFA2 OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Zotac OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Inno3D iChill 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Inno3D iChill Ultra 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Galax KFA2 EX OC White 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Gigabyte XTREME Gaming 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI

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