Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 pictured ahead of imminent launch

By Scorpus
Aug 12, 2015
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  1. This isn't the first time we've heard rumors about the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950, but thanks to the usually-reliable VideoCardz, we are seeing the upcoming mid-range graphics card pictured ahead of its imminent launch.

    The image obtained by VideoCardz shows the GeForce GTX 950 variant from PNY, which features just a single fan and a heatsink covered by a black patterned shroud. The card will likely be released in OEM-customized versions only, so there's not going to be a 'stock' cooler for this particular graphics card.

    The shots of the PNY GTX 950 don't tell us much about the card, although it appears as though it will come with two DVI ports, most likely alongside HDMI and DisplayPort, in a two-slot design. Previous rumors have indicated the card will come with either a six- or eight-pin PCIe power connector to facilitate the card's 90W TDP.

    The GTX 950 is built around a cut-down version of Nvidia's Maxwell GM206 GPU, which reportedly features 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs. Clock speeds will be somewhere in the range of 1150 to 1250 MHz with a boost speed possibly up to 1450 MHz. The card will be equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit bus.

    Nvidia is expected to launch the GeForce GTX 950 on August 17th, and it will compete with AMD's Radeon R7 370 in the $150 graphics card market.

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  2. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,106   +1,282

    If the report is correct, that's quite a large cutdown from the 960. Given the memory bandwidth issues of the 960 on higher resolutions, it is going to be at most a 1080p card. If they can keep power consumption down, it may make a good HTPC card.
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Isn't that a given at the $150 price point and the fact that its competition and replacement within the vendors own product stack are 1080p at best?
    It should. Give the quoted clock speeds it should fit into that market. Probably enough overclocking headroom to warrant custom designs by AIBs, HDMI 2.0 for those that need it, and hybrid HEVC transcode should give it some appeal depending upon the final pricing.

    It won't set hearts aflutter, but probably simplifies things by moving Maxwell v2 down the product stack as far as features (for OEMs) and driver support go.

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