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Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Review - Results Review

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How We Tested

We’ve locked and loaded eight games for this GPU test. Our five normal games are Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, Metro: Last Light and Batman: Arkham Origins, and we’ve added Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Tomb Raider to our slate of test titles.

Our main concern for the GTX 950 is testing at 1,920 x 1,080, but we’ve also tested at 2,560 x 1,440 to see is this mid-range card can stretch its legs to the higher resolution.

We’ve used 3D Mark’s Fire Strike test and four Unigine Heaven benchmarks to test theoretical performance, and we’ve taken idle and load temperatures and power requirements to see which card is the coolest and most frugal.

Our test rig consists of an Asus X79-Deluxe motherboard, Intel Core i7-4960X processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard disk.

To get prices for each card we visited www.scan.co.uk and noted down the cheapest stock-speed card we could find, although we will be referring to the various overclocked and tweaked models available for each GPU, which will be more expensive, later on in the review.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: 3DMark Fire Strike

3Dmark Fire Strike: 5,809
3Dmark Fire Strike Extreme: 2,901

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: Battlefield 4

1080p Ultra quality minimum/average: 36/43
1440p Ultra quality minimum/average: 22/27

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: Batman: Arkham Origins

1080p Very High quality minimum/average: 72/108
1440p Very High quality minimum/average:46/63

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: Bioshock Infinite

1080p Ultra DOF quality minimum/average: 26/64
1440p Ultra DOF quality minimum/average: 10/41

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: Crysis 3

1080p Very High quality minimum/average: 26/38
1440p Very High quality minimum/average: 16/23

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: Metro: Last Light Performance

1080p Very High quality minimum/average: 27/54
1440p Very High quality minimum/average: 23/34

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

1080p Ultra quality minimum/average: 22/40
1440p Ultra quality minimum/average: 17/26

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: Tomb Raider

1080p Ultra quality minimum/average: 60/74
1440p Ultra quality minimum/average: 38/45

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: Unigine Heaven

Unigine Extreme 1080p: 28.1
Unigine Extreme 1440p: 16.6

Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Benchmarks: Heat and Power

Idle/peak temperature: 25°C/67°C
Idle/peak power: 61W/171W

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Score in detail

  • Value 9
  • Features 9
  • Performance 6

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