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Nvidia's upcoming GeForce GTX 950 reportedly detailed

By Scorpus ยท 17 replies
Jul 27, 2015
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  1. With Nvidia reportedly set to announce a new mid-range graphics card in under a month's time, rumors are starting to appear that allegedly reveal this card's specifications and features in detail.

    This new graphics card will allegedly be known as the GeForce GTX 950, not the 'GTX 950 Ti' as was previously rumored, and will use a cut down version of Nvidia's GM206 GPU that was first seen in the GTX 960. For the GTX 950, one quarter of the GM206's CUDA cores will be disabled, giving it a core count of 768 with 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

    The GTX 950's clock speeds will reportedly sit at 1150 to 1250 MHz with a boost clock of 1350 to 1450 MHz: higher than the clock speeds seen on the GTX 960. The graphics card will come with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit bus, providing around 107 GB/s of bandwidth when clocked somewhere between 6.60 and 6.75 GHz.

    As for other aspects of the card, the GTX 950 will allegedly come with a single 8-pin PCIe power connector despite the GPU's 90W TDP. The reference board features two DVI ports, a HDMI 2.0 port and a DisplayPort 1.2 output.

    Rumors suggest Nvidia will launch the GeForce GTX 950 on August 17th, which will be around two and a half months since the launch of the GTX 980 Ti. It will replace the GTX 750 Ti in Nvidia's current line-up, and compete with AMD's Radeon R7 370 in the $150 graphics card market.

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  2. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 533   +472

    Ouch! Half way between 750Ti and 960, it will go for 165euros. That will make outdated AMD offerings price competitive, and sales internally cannibalised by 960, not to mention that all the recent games like GTA, Witcher shows 960 is actually todays entry gaming card from nVidia.
  3. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 216   +76

    What outdated AMD offerings?

    The 260X was as fast as the 750 Ti and it was new tech (GCN 1.1).

    The 265 and occasionally 270, selling for the same price as the 750 Ti, cost almost the same while both wiped the floor with the Nvidia offering.

    I fully expect the R7 360 to keep up pace with the 950, no worries.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2015
  4. Rage3D

    Rage3D TS Member Posts: 20

    The R7 260 competes with the GTX 750, the 360 is only a little stronger. This 950 is stronger than the 750 Ti (640 vs 768 shaders), which fell behind the 7850/265/370, so it must be a perfect match for the R7 370.

    I expect AMD to lower the price of the R7 370 and maybe release a R7 370X (7870 or 7870XT rebrand).
  5. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 216   +76

    No, really, the 260X today, with up to date drivers, competes with the 750 Ti, not the 750.
  6. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 175   +47

    It "...will use a cut down version of Nvidia's GM206 GPU that was first seen in the GTX 960. For the GTX 950, one quarter of the GM206's CUDA cores will be disabled...". Man that's like a kick to the nuts. It's a 960, but they're just locking some of the CUDA cores and calling it a 950.
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 2,045   +1,562

    750 Ti is a little bit faster. My friend has it while I have 260x. Ofcourse, the 260x is a little bit cheaper so it makes it up.
  8. p3ngwin

    p3ngwin TS Enthusiast Posts: 27   +9

    no, if all the cores worked, they wouldn't be selling it for less than a 960.

    These will be speed-binned 960's where not all the cores worked, else why do you believe any company in their right mind would sell a fully working high-end product for mid-range prices ?
  9. At $150 this card is a complete and utter failure. Its basically going to be an updated 660 TI, 3 years after the 660TI was introduced!

    I expected the GTX 960 to be at around $160 and 180 in 2GB and 4GB versions, but we got a 2GB turd at $200 and months later we got custom 4GB versions that cost $230.
    noel24 likes this.
  10. jimbo689

    jimbo689 TS Rookie

    In one way the 750Ti has it over the 950: If you have a PC with no spare 8-pin power connection you're out of luck. The 750Ti doesn't even need extra power over what's supplied by the PCIe bus. How many low-end or OEM computers have a spare 8-pin, let alone a 6-pin (which is more common)? It was the lack of a power connection that was the 750Ti strength: you got decent performance on your run-of-the-mill Dell, HP, etc, without upgrading the power supply.
  11. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +163

    Having owned a gtx 960 myself and am now rocking a 980 I have to ask who would want a 950. the 960 is already cheap enough and it cant even do 1080p properly.
  12. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 858   +311

    I can't imagine who would use this card. The GTX 960 is already pretty pathetic in my opinion.
    deemon likes this.
  13. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Evangelist Posts: 430   +140

    A little off-topic, but I'd like to see something from Nvidia besides overclocked 960s in the vast price wasteland between the 960 ($185) and the 970 ($310). I want a little more performance than is offered by the 960, but the 970 is out of financial reach for me. I just hope my 480 keeps chugging along until the next gen come along and offers more bang for the buck (or the 970 price drops).
  14. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    The 960 is cheap enough? It's $50-$70 too much for such a wheezy card.
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Another overpriced, weak kneed card that bears the GTX moniker. These things should be labeled GS or something along those lines and this card should cost no more than $100 for the stunted performance it'll offer.
    Seriously, I wouldn't bother with things like this. If I was looking for the performance this thing will offer I'd rather utilize the IGP on my i5 proc and save myself the time, money & frustration.
  16. money

    money TS Enthusiast Posts: 62   +15

    960 is a great mid-range card, you can max out every game at 1080p with high fps. Of course to eltists everything that is below high-end is crap.
  17. Rage3D

    Rage3D TS Member Posts: 20

    When did I say 260X?
  18. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 216   +76

    Fair enough. Though in all honesty, the 260, 265 and 750 have been pretty much vaporware compared to the 260X and 750 Ti.

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