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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB GeForce GTX 950M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 242% 205%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 213% 179%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 203% 170%
FIFA 21 73% 54%
Grand Theft Auto VI 382% 330%
Hitman 3 345% 297%
Genshin Impact 242% 205%
Far Cry 6 395% 342%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 391% 338%
Watch Dogs Legion 230% 195%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB.

The GTX 950M has a 38 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 850M. This results in the GTX 950M providing 1.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 950M has a 38 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 850M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 950M providing 0.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 950M was released less than a year after the GTX 850M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 850M has 0.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 850M is marginally better than the GTX 950M.

Both the GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB have 640 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 950M is 858 and by the GTX 850M is 858. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 950M is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB requires 45 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB requires 50 Watts. The GTX 950M requires 5 Watts more than the GTX 850M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 950M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 850M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed876 MHzvs914 MHz
Boost Clock936 MHzvs993 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107Maxwell GM107-N16P-GT
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date12 Mar 2014vs12 Mar 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.7
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9.9
1600x900
7.5
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7.8
1920x1080
5.7
vs green tick
6
2560x1440
3.6
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4.3
3840x2160
2.4
vs green tick
2.6

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1253 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80.2GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs640
Actual Shader Performance39%vs41%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs40
Texture Rate35 GTexel/svs36.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate14 GPixel/svs14.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4700MQ 4-Core 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 850M v2 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 which has 5 SM activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

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 45W, it may be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Performance
GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB is considerably faster than GeForce GTX 850M 2GB, especially on higher resolutions, thanks to the fast GDDR5.
It thus offers decent gaming at 1920x1080 and most modern games should run fluently at high settings.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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