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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950M 2GB Quadro 5010M
Hitman 3 297% 749%
Cyberpunk 2077 205% 552%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 179% 497%
Resident Evil 8 205% 552%
FIFA 21 54% 229%
Grand Theft Auto VI 330% 818%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 170% 477%
Genshin Impact 205% 552%
Far Cry 6 342% 844%
The Medium 281% 714%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro 5010M.

The GTX 950M was released over three years more recently than the Quadro 5010M, and so the GTX 950M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro 5010M when running the latest games.

The Quadro 5010M has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 950M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro 5010M also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro 5010M has 86.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950M, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro 5010M is much better than the GTX 950M.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro 5010M has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950M is 858 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro 5010M is 173. The GTX 950M having 685 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro 5010M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 950M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro 5010M. This means that the GTX 950M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro 5010M.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB requires 50 Watts to run and the Quadro 5010M requires 100 Watts. The Quadro 5010M requires 50 Watts more than the GTX 950M to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro 5010M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed914 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock993 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107-N16P-GTGF110GLM
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date12 Mar 2015vs22 Feb 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1300 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs166.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs384
Actual Shader Performance41%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units40vs-
Texture Rate36.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate14.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs100 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950M 2GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first variant of the Maxwell architecture.

The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

It equips a GPU codenamed GM107-N16P-GT which has 5 SM activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The central unit runs at 914MHz and goes up to 993MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

DirectX 12 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it may be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Because GeForce GTX 950M 2GB is just a higher clocked GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB, its performance is only about 5% faster than its predecessors and so GeForce GTX 860M 2GB is still faster.
Still, it still offers decent gaming at 1920x1080 and most modern games should run fluently at high settings.

System Suggestions
We recommend a strong processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 950M 2GB.
The newest NVIDIAŽ QuadroŽ mobile professional graphics solutions are true technological breakthroughs, featuring up to 4 GB of graphics memory and 384 CUDA cores. Built on the innovative NVIDIA Fermi architecture, the latest Quadro mobile graphics offerings integrate high performance computing capabilities with advanced visualization, transforming your new laptop into a mobile super computer. The Quadro 5010M is the successor to the Quadro 5000M and also offers ECC RAM and double-precision floating point cores.
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