Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 pictured ahead of imminent launchBy Tim Schiesser
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.