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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Cyberpunk 2077 92% 40%
Hitman 3 150% 22%
Resident Evil 8 92% 40%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 76% 45%
FIFA 21 3% 70%
Grand Theft Auto VI 171% 15%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 70% 47%
Genshin Impact 92% 40%
Far Cry 6 178% 13%
The Medium 140% 25%

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 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition.

The GTX 1080 Ti has a 404 MHz higher core clock speed and 176 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 279.9 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 404 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 95.8 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 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1299 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is 7654. The GTX 1080 Ti having 6355 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 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti requires 220 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 1080 Ti. The GTX 1080 Ti requires 145 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.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1076 MHzvs1480 MHz
Boost Clock1253 MHzvs1582 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-251-A1Pascal P102
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs05 Mar 2017
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs11264 MB
Memory Speed1653 MHzvs1376 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs352 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth105.8GB/secvs484.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 3072 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs3584
Actual Shader Performance63%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units48vs224
Texture Rate51.6 GTexel/svs331.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs88
Pixel Rate34.4 GPixel/svs130.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs220 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i7-6900K 8-Core 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1076MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1317MHz, instead of 1253MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
Dual Fans Thermal Design: Dual fans covers more area of heatsink to take heats away more efficiently.

Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB.
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the top 1000 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Pascal architecture.

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

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.

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.
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