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Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 113 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order getting 0 FPS with the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition, Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 6 FPS and Diablo 4 predicted to get 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition by playing Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Red Dead Redemption 2 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 4 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Diablo 4 which is predicted to get weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition, this is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 897 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 136% better performance as well. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 76% better and can meet 686 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
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The GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition was released on 20 Aug 2015

GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Maxwell GM206-250
Process
28nm
TMUs
48
Texture Rate
63 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
768
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1663 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
106.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 MHz
Power
Max Power
100 Watts
PSU
350 Watt & 23 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 2GB, created by MSI.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1127MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1317MHz, instead of 1188MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1653MHz to 1662MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 2GB.


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GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 2% 79%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 67% 146%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3% 79%
Death Stranding 10% 146%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10% 146%
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 146%
Halo: Reach 75% 43%
Need For Speed Heat 0% 79%
Planet Zoo 5% 92%
Borderlands 3 15% 89%
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hi.gtx 950 msi gaming-i3 4170 -ram8gigabyte
watch dog 2 720p?

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Hello, does this gpu bootleneck my cpu?

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Mostly it won't but only in CPU intensive games, an i5 CPU is really recommended with this card for the best performance

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Will it bottleneck?
Btw i chose the EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 version but i'm asking here to get more attention lel

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A 6 from an 8?

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I guess it was a mistake

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why am i unable to overclock this gpu?


Uing afterburner i only get +25/20


Any sugestions?

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i belive cuz its power limited if you could oc to like 1400 or more then is no point being gtx 960 on market

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The problem was the newest driver. I wasnt able to oc and use my shield. But now when i downgrade to 359 i oc like a boss….to 130/200 and this results in core going to 1500mhz and memory to 1750

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Can I SLI this graphics card?

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Just saw I can with SLI this graphics card is unstoppable!!!!!

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Interested in upgrading my GPU, this card is a good option?

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what is your res? its going to be very good upgrade for you but i would consider also gtx 960 or r9 380 you wount regretted added some $$$ :)

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gtx 960 must be quiet close to this one

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I've went from a GT 630 to a GTX 950 and i'm quite happy with it :)

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Hi everyone, will my CPU bottleneck this card?

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I run a very similar rig and I don't get a bottleneck when I play games. I get around about 40-60fps on high on Fallout 4. PAYDAY 2 runs on max settings at 60fps. I haven't really tried gaming on anything too demanding as of late so I cant give you too much info on demanding games :/

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Thank you very much!

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Anytime ^^

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Will this upgrade be a good choice for my CPU??

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Seems like you already got it? It's suited for 1080p gaming, can run even newer titles on high-ultra, I hope you enjoy it!

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Will an AMD A8-6600K bottleneck this GPU?

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No it wont.

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