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Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 358 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI can run Death Stranding at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 30 FPS, Medium: 24 FPS, High: 16 FPS and Ultra: 12 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Borderlands 3 returns a playable 32 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Death Stranding and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 23 FPS, Medium: 18 FPS, High: 12 FPS and Ultra: 9 FPS. We then checked the performance on Borderlands 3 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 24 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI is not a viable PC gaming choice.

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? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 70% better and can run 896 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 27% better and can meet 685 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
45 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI was released on 20 Aug 2015

GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM206-250 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
48
Texture Rate
114 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
76 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$318.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1653 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
211.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1024 MHz
Boost Clock
1188 MHz
Power
Max Power
180 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI Game Requirement Analysis

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


Architecture
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.


GPU
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.


Memory
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.


Performance
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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GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 27% 29%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 76% 77%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30% 29%
Halo: Reach 82% 59%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 77%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 77%
Borderlands 3 17% 36%
FIFA 20 50% 31%
Death Stranding 20% 77%
Need For Speed Heat 28% 29%
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This sli config is not worth it, as well as gtx 960 sli or 970 sli.

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Yes, that's right. A Single GeForce GTX 970 is a much better deal :)

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SLI setup added on 20/08/2015. Rank & Specifications Final!

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Why is it ranked 9 , if it has 9.7 stars at recommended resolution ?

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fixed, thanks for noticing!

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