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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB GeForce GTX 950M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 253% 205%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 223% 179%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 213% 170%
FIFA 21 78% 54%
Grand Theft Auto VI 397% 330%
Far Cry 6 411% 342%
Genshin Impact 253% 205%
Hitman 3 359% 297%
eFootball PES 2021 78% 54%
Watch Dogs Legion 241% 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 950M v2 4GB.

The GTX 950M has a 79 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 950M. This results in the GTX 950M providing 3.1 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 79 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 950M providing 1.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The GTX 950M has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 950M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 950M has superior memory performance.

The GTX 950M has 51.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 950M is much better than the GTX 950M.

Both the GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB have 640 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 950M has 3.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 1.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the GTX 950M has 51.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Overall, the GTX 950M has noticeably better performance.

The GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB requires 50 Watts. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed993 MHzvs914 MHz
Boost Clock1124 MHzvs993 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107-N16P-GTMaxwell GM107-N16P-GT
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date12 Mar 2015vs12 Mar 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.8
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9.9
1600x900
7.5
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7.8
1920x1080
5.6
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6
2560x1440
3.7
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4.3
3840x2160
2.5
vs green tick
2.6

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/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 Performance47%vs41%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs40
Texture Rate39.7 GTexel/svs36.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate15.9 GPixel/svs14.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 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 i5-4340M 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB 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 993MHz and goes up to 1124MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 900MHz. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU.

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 2GB, its performance is only about 5% faster than its predecessors and so GeForce GTX 860M 2GB is still faster.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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
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GPU Variants
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