Nvidia Reportedly Planning To Launch GeForce GTX 950 On August 17th

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 11:30 AM

According to the latest reports, Nvidia is preparing to launch the lower-tier GeForce GTX 950 in just under a month’s time, on August 17th. At the moment the lowest-end 900-series GeForce graphics card you can pick up is the $200 GTX 960, but this is all set to change.

The last entry-tier graphics cards we saw from Nvidia were the GeForce GTX 750 and the GTX 750 Ti, early last year. The latter card was the first from Nvidia to built on the Maxwell architecture, and it proved a compelling purchase when comparing price to performance. The GeForce GTX 950 will be an evolution of this; second-generation Maxwell based on the GM206 core architecture.

Information out so far indicates the GTX 950 GPU will have 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. It’ll once more be manufactured on the 28nm process, with a core clock of ~1200MHz and a boost clock of ~1400MHz. Unlike the 750 Ti it will require an 8-pin power connector, owing to its increased 90W power draw. Alongside this it will come with 2GB GDDR5 memory, clocked at 6.7GHz on a 128-bit memory bus. This gives it a total peak memory bandwidth of 107.68GB/s, up from 86.4GB/s on the 750 Ti.

Current pricing estimates put the GeForce GTX 950 at around $150, which could make it quite a deal. AMD’s found success at the lower-end in recent months with its Radeon R7 360 and R7 370 graphics card, but depending on performance the GTX 950 could become a viable choice. Based on specs alone, this card could be a worthwhile and cost-effective upgrade for GTX 650 or GTX 750 users.

The release of this card means there really isn't much wiggle room to introduce a GTX 950 Ti bridging the gap with the 960. It'll probably still be coming, no doubt, but for the extra few notes the 960 ends up looking the sensible choice.

Are you looking to get hold of a GeForce GTX 950? Or are you going to wait and see what the graphics card manufacturers have planned next? 

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15:58 Jul-27-2015

by looking at specs I think GTX 950 performance should be better than GTX 660 and after overclock nearing to stock 760

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08:23 Jul-28-2015

Thats right ;)

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06:47 Jul-30-2015

yeah them rops

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09:42 Aug-04-2015

SO GTX 950 Ti will be like GTX 760 or better?

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09:44 Aug-04-2015

considering the 960 is like the 760... WHAT do you think

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17:25 Aug-04-2015

If you overclock the gtx 960 performs similar to the gtx770, so the gtx 950 ti overclocked should perform like the gtx 760, that aplies for every Gtx card, for example,my GPU performs like the GTX 660.

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20:22 Jul-25-2015

Would it be a worthy upgrade for me? My PSU is only 300W but its 80+BRONZE standard and so far I had no problems with providing enough power for PC. GPU-Z reports that max VDDC of my card is 95W after OC vs stock 85W. Can my CPU handle GTX 950 or 950Ti?

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01:29 Jul-26-2015

You need to upgrade the PSU. It can kill your system if it is not taken care of. When a PSU dies it tends to take others with it.

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16:53 Jul-26-2015

I recomend you to go for the gtx 960 4gb becasue for me the gtx 950 and 950 ti arent a huge upgrade.

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21:45 Jul-26-2015

I think GTX 960 2GB would be much wiser choice.

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18:00 Jul-26-2015

So new PSU and GPU it will be. Thanks guys

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11:31 Jul-25-2015

Worth upgrading my GPU to Nvidia GTX950? or TI version when it releases or go for gtx960

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11:37 Jul-25-2015

Upgrading from 270X?
It won't be an upgrade.

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12:08 Jul-25-2015

Okay thanks some people said it will equal the GTX760 but my card is close to GTX760 so I wont upgrade.But is it worth upgrading to GTX960-970?

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16:34 Jul-25-2015

You can upgrade to 960(You will need to overclock your CPU).
970 requires more powerfull CPU.

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18:45 Jul-25-2015

To be honest if i had your GFX card i would not upgrade now but wait for Pascal cards in early 2017 maybe you should consider upgrading your CPU thos, maybe to something like i5-4790K or soon even i5-6600K.

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19:04 Jul-25-2015

Typo :D

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07:56 Jul-25-2015

why would it need a 8 pin when the 960 is only 6 pin

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11:38 Jul-25-2015

Well, maybe for overclocking. But still it's too much for 950 :/

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06:52 Jul-30-2015

yeah the logic falls apart here

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05:57 Jul-25-2015

WTF..my gcard has 1x6 pin connector,and this card requires 1x8 pin...thats weird.

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09:07 Jul-25-2015

just this xD

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16:35 Jul-25-2015

lol xDD

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00:34 Jul-25-2015

why?

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21:08 Jul-24-2015

Ok now that most nVidia cards will be out i hope for GTX 960 Ti BEFORE 2016 with at least 3GB 192bit and good OC potential and performance closer to 780 at reasonable price !

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18:15 Jul-24-2015

Why 8-pin connector when the power draw is 90W?

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18:25 Jul-24-2015

Overclocking.

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20:15 Jul-24-2015

doesn't make much sense to me either, maybe there is some catch....
theoretically PCI slot + 8pin = up to 225W draw

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20:00 Jul-25-2015

i was wondering that to it says the boost was 1400 so needs extra power but with a 8pin im kinda wondering how far that clock can actually go

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17:22 Jul-24-2015

It doesn't make sense, i am waiting a gpu to fill the gap betwen gtx 960 and gtx 970 and they are planning to release a gpu weaker than gtx 960 ? I wonder if it can run the witcher 3 at 1080p.

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17:34 Jul-24-2015

LOL ofc it can run it at high-ultra settings 1080p, this card overclocked should perform like the stock gtx 760 maybe even more, who knows.

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17:43 Jul-24-2015

That would have to be the 960 Ti dude.
Or if you can't wait, try R9 280x

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20:14 Jul-24-2015

doesn't make sense to produce something inbetween, that's where AMD is good at :D
plus, you can always get GTX770 :)

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23:29 Jul-24-2015

I am planning to buy msi gtx 980 ti BUT is very expensive and may have bottleneck.On the other hand i think to wait until pascal released and buy a new rig.
Please help, i bought the witcher 3 CE and i wait until i can play on high.

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14:34 Jul-25-2015

lol get the card you will not bottleneck

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16:07 Jul-25-2015

Haahhaha OK i will get it. :D

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15:21 Jul-24-2015

So maybe a possible 950Ti soon?

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16:01 Jul-24-2015

Not soon im afraid :(

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14:30 Jul-24-2015

I think if you overclock this card will have the same performance of a GTX 760 or maybe even more power who knows, and also is great to hear that the base GTX 950 will have 2 gb of vram, that means lots of gtx 950 with 3 gb vram, i knew it

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12:41 Jul-24-2015

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  1. Considering the performance and price of the 950, I'd say the 960 is a better deal

  2. There is no point at all to a GTX 950 ti and they're better off making something like a GT 940

  3. Where the hell is the 960 ti...? There is such as huge performance gap between the 960 and 970, it is ridiculous...

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13:18 Jul-24-2015

GTX 960 price 2x of 950's. So i think 950 is better in terms of price performance ratio.
The best GPU from Maxwell Architecture would be 960ti(I expect 3 GB on 192 bit bus).

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20:57 Jul-24-2015

GTX 960 Ti is taking to damn long to release i wonder why...

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11:33 Jul-25-2015

They are reserving their best for a last shot in maxwell series.

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18:48 Jul-25-2015

@Mahmood1199


Just hope its not too little too late.

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12:29 Jul-24-2015

It's a nice card imo.
Should pair with a Q95/Core i3 4th generation or FX 6300.

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13:02 Jul-24-2015

how abut i pair Fx 6300 with GT 970 ??? , for the moment if i wanna a better CPU i have to buy an new motherboard(this one is half a year new ) ......so i can't right now :/ but the thing is fx 8xxx is at the best price ^^

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13:21 Jul-24-2015

FX 8350 is nice CPU, oced fx 8450 can handle a titan X and 980ti.

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12:21 Jul-24-2015

Some aftermarket 750ti's have no power through PSU, i don't get with this card will have 8-pin connector... Too much overclock potential?

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12:23 Jul-24-2015

That's probably it.
There's no use for a power connector if you can't overclock a low-powered card.

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11:56 Jul-24-2015

I hope it's 90W in total or else it's more than GTX960 :D
if so then 6-pin power may be enough for non-OCed versions, up to 75W from PCI slot and 75W through 6-pin shall suffice

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11:39 Jul-24-2015

Author correct this, it should be 950 ti i guess , Unlike the 750 Ti it will require an 8-pin power connector, owing to its increased 90W power draw..........

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11:33 Jul-24-2015

I'm actually pretty interested in this from a HTPC perspective. Mini itx version no doubt.

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