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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 79% 72%
Cyberpunk 2077 146% 137%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 10% 6%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 146% 137%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 79% 72%
Doom Eternal 54% 48%
FIFA 20 5% 8%
Grand Theft Auto VI 173% 163%
Need For Speed Heat 79% 72%
Halo: Reach 43% 45%

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 Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition.

The GTX 950 has a 63 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 950 providing 3 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 950 has a 63 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 950 providing 2 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 950 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

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 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 950 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition are the same, which means the GTX 950 and the GTX 950 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GTX 950 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition have 768 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 950 has 3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the has GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the GTX 950 takes the edge.

The GeForce GTX 950 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition requires 125 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The GTX 950 requires 25 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 950 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1140 MHzvs1203 MHz
Boost Clock1355 MHzvs1405 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-250Maxwell GM206-250
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date20 Aug 2015vs20 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
9.8
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10
1920x1080
7.8
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7.9
2560x1440
5.6
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5.7
3840x2160
4
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4.1

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1653 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth105.8GB/secvs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs768
Actual Shader Performance68%vs70%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs48
Texture Rate54.7 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate36.5 GPixel/svs38.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs125 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 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 i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 2GB, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1140MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1355MHz, instead of 1188MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU II with 10mm Heatpipe: Exclusive DirectCU II cooling technology outperforms reference designs with an exclusive 10mm heatpipe that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU a first for the industry! The design also includes 2.8X-larger heat-dissipation: this means performance that's 20% cooler three-times (3X) quieter than reference for ultra-stable hardcore gaming with very low noise.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 2GB.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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