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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 82% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 66% 74%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 61% 69%
Watch Dogs Legion 75% 84%
Godfall 195% 210%
FIFA 21 8% 4%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 61% 69%
Grand Theft Auto VI 156% 168%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 161% 173%
Genshin Impact 82% 91%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition.

The GTX 950 has a 103 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 270X, but the R9 270X has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. As a result, the R9 270X exhibits a 30.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 950. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 950 has a 103 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 270X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 950 providing 3.3 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 GTX 950 was released over a year more recently than the R9 270X, and so the GTX 950 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R9 270X.

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 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 270X has 86.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is much better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1457 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 1251. The GTX 950 having 206 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R9 270X performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition requires 125 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition 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 R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 55 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X 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 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock1405 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-250GCN 1.1 Curacao XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date20 Aug 2015vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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9.6
1920x1080
7.9
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7.7
2560x1440
5.7
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5.7
3840x2160
4.1
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4.1

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1653 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth105.8GB/secvs192GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs1280
Actual Shader Performance70%vs60%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs80
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs88 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate38.5 GPixel/svs35.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power125 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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.
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 270X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Tri-X", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 1000MHz to 1100MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1150MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1500MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card will surpass a Radeon HD 7950.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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