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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950M 2GB FirePro M8900
Cyberpunk 2077 205% 547%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 179% 492%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 170% 472%
FIFA 21 54% 226%
Grand Theft Auto VI 330% 810%
Far Cry 6 342% 836%
Genshin Impact 205% 547%
Hitman 3 297% 741%
Watch Dogs Legion 195% 524%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 338% 827%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB are massively better than the AMD FirePro M8900.

The GTX 950M was released over three years more recently than the FirePro M8900, 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 FirePro M8900 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB and the FirePro M8900 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FirePro M8900 has 35.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950M, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro M8900 is noticeably better than the GTX 950M.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro M8900 has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950M is 858 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro M8900 is 424. The GTX 950M having 434 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 950M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro M8900.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB requires 50 Watts to run and the FirePro M8900 requires 75 Watts. The FirePro M8900 requires 25 Watts more than the GTX 950M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the FirePro M8900 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 950M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed914 MHzvs680 MHz
Boost Clock993 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107-N16P-GTBlackcomb XT
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date12 Mar 2015vs12 Apr 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
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1600x900
7.8
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1920x1080
6
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2560x1440
4.3
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3840x2160
2.6
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs960
Actual Shader Performance41%vs20%
Technology28nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units40vs-
Texture Rate36.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate14.6 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs75 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

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.

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.

GPU
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.

Memory
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.

Features
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.

Performance
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.
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Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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