Lightly late, it's time to get to know the latest video card from home NVIDIA - The GeForce GTX 950, which lowers the architectureMaxwell The company's latest and most efficient 2.0 to the people, with a minimal and competitive price tag of $ 160 (about NIS 627 in direct conversion, and probably about NIS 800 to NIS 900 in practice when we see it land in stores in Israel).
Is he an heir worthy ofGeForce GTX 750 Ti, and whether it is advanced enough to be a competitive alternative to Big Brother GeForce GTX 960, which is around the corner with a price tag of about $ 200 (or about 1,050 NIS or more in the country)? It seems that the answer is yes.
Unsurprisingly, the GTX 950 is also marketed as an excellent card for a growing community of gamers interested primarily in MOBA games and other relatively lightweight gaming gaming titles.
As reported before launch, the GTX 950 is based on the core Maxwell 2.0 GM206-250 with six active SMM clusters that provide 768 CUDA processing units, 48 units together with texture and 32 Rasterization units, all operating at 1,024MHz base frequency and maximum 1,188MHz turbo frequency, combined with memory Graphical type GDDR5 2GB or 4GB, and an effective 6.6GHz working frequency.
Reference model of NVIDIA It is compact and very modest
All of these together should provide theoretical peak performance of 1,572TeraFLOPS, which are about 30 percent lower than those of the GTX 960 and about 20 percent higher than those of the GTX 750 Ti - with a minimum thermal envelope of only about 90 watts.
In the market you can find a variety of custom models from the various manufacturers, with more powerful and quieter clarifications, a slightly more attractive appearance and a small price of 10 dollars only, in most cases
In practice, it seems that theGeForce The GTX 950 is in exactly the right place for it - it defeats theGeForce The GTX 750 Ti is without problems and is a worthy successor to it, while offering performance that is about 15 to 20 percent lower than that of the GTX 960, which almost exactly matches the price differences between the two models.
Like the GTX 960, and any other X-Maxwell 2.0 In fact, the GTX 950 also has capabilities The fast Amazing and the ability to reach the frequency Core Of 1,500MHz in almost every situation - this along with almost unprecedentedly low power consumption, cool temperatures and exemplary quietness in most models.
For those who want a video card that can run all the games available today in a good way without too much planning for the future, with a resolution of 1,080x, 1920 pixels or 900 × 1,600 pixels and with the lowest image quality in some titles - the GTX 950 is a good and especially efficient choice. There is no doubt about that. There is even a connection to create an array SLI, For a potential future increment of about 80 per performance, if and when you decide you need them.
A pair of SLI cards offers a significant improvement in performance (light blue compared to the performance of a single GTX 950 single card in dark blue), especially at lower resolutions where 2GB memory Graphical volume is sufficient.
In any case, it seems that purchasing the 950 GTX version with memory Of 4GB is a smarter choice in future thinking
However, those who are able to invest more 200 to 300 more shekels will probably find a more interesting deal on the GeForce GTX 960 or the rival's Radeon R9 285 AMD, Who know how to provide a few tens of percent additional performance for the benefit of those who still want to make sure that the product he buys will continue to "carry" next year as well.
What do you think of the new NVIDIA discounted model? We would love to hear your opinions and observations in the comments.