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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 88% 11%
Doom Eternal 61% 5%
Cyberpunk 2077 158% 52%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 88% 11%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 16% 32%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 158% 52%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 158% 52%
Grand Theft Auto VI 187% 69%
Need For Speed Heat 88% 11%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 93% 96%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB.

The GTX 950 has a 18 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 144 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 144 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 18 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 15.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 950. 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 GTX 780, 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 GTX 780.

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 GTX 780 has 1024 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 GTX 780 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 780 has 182.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is massively better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1232 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2438. The GTX 780 having 1206 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 780 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780. The GTX 780 requires 175 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1024 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock1188 MHzvs1058 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-251-A1Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs01 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1653 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth105.8GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs2304
Actual Shader Performance59%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units48vs192
Texture Rate49.2 GTexel/svs193.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate32.8 GPixel/svs48.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

GeForce GTX 950 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM206-251-A1 which is an Improved Power Optimized Version of GM206-250-A1.
It has 6 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1024MHz and goes up to 1188MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1653MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance is Identical to GeForce GTX 950.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780.
This edition comes with a custom double fan cooling solution which will allow a reasonable performance boost from the start, as GeForce GTX 780 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 863MHz to 1006MHz while its boost clock is now of 1058MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 11% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs slightly better than GeForce GTX Titan.
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