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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 1080
Red Dead Redemption 2 72% 34%
Cyberpunk 2077 137% 9%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 6% 59%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 137% 9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 72% 34%
Doom Eternal 48% 43%
FIFA 20 8% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 163% 1%
Need For Speed Heat 72% 34%
Halo: Reach 45% 79%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has a 404 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GeForce GTX 1080 providing 199.4 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 GeForce GTX 1080 has a 404 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GeForce GTX 1080 providing 64.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 1080 was released less than a year after the GTX 950, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has 6144 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has 214.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 is massively better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1457 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 is 5989. The GeForce GTX 1080 having 4532 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1080 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the GeForce GTX 1080 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition requires 125 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1080 requires 55 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1203 MHzvs1607 MHz
Boost Clock1405 MHzvs1733 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-250Pascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date20 Aug 2015vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
7.9
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10
2560x1440
5.7
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9.5
3840x2160
4.1
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7.4

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1653 MHzvs1251 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth105.8GB/secvs320.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs2560
Actual Shader Performance70%vs100%
Technology28nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs160
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs257.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate38.5 GPixel/svs102.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power125 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 2GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1203MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1405MHz, instead of 1188MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
EVGA ACX 2.0 fans use double ball bearings, which offer 4X longer lifespan than the sleeve bearing fans used by competitors. The oil that is used in sleeve bearing fans makes them vulnerable and prone to failure after time when the oil dries up.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 2GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P104-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1251MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 180W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate GeForce GTX 1080 can be over 25% Faster than GeForce GTX 980 Ti at 4K. In Fact, even the Dual Radeon R9 295X2 is easily topped.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect a performance boost ranging between 20% and 30%, over GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
As of May 2016, GeForce GTX 1080 is the fastest single Graphics Card available.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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