Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 264 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI can run Days Gone at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 84 FPS, Medium: 67 FPS, High: 45 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to return a weak 4 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Days Gone which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 64 FPS, Medium: 51 FPS, High: 34 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. Next we have Grand Theft Auto VI running on GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI which is predicted to get L: 8FPS, M: 6FPS, H: 4FPS, U: 3FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Far Cry 6 gets L: 5FPS, M: 4FPS, H: 3FPS, U: 2FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI running at 1440p is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI in your PC? This GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 40% more powerful and can run 718 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 957 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 97% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
45 FPS
The GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI was released on 20 Aug 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI
Maxwell GM206-250 (x2)
Texture Rate
114 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
76 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
128bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
1024KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1024 MHz
Boost Clock
1188 MHz
Max Power
180 Watts
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 950 2GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM206-250 which, together, offer 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1127MHz and goes up to 1178MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Each GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1653MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 180W.

Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1920x1080, the best suited resolution, GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI is only around 5% slower than the older GeForce GTX 780, meaning a single GeForce GTX 970 is still considerably faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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