Recently, the NVIDIA GeForce 900 series includes the GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GeForce GTX Titan X. All these graphics cards get started from a $199 US price up to a $999 US pricing on the 12 GB flagship Titan X. It is above a year since NVIDIA previous touched the sub $150 US marketplace, their recent graphics cards which were highlighted in this marketplace were as well the very first Maxwell GPU based cards which include the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750. Those cards were based on the GM107 core architecture that exhibited the terrific power efficient architecture that Maxwell was intended to be part of the high-performance second era Maxwell cores.
With 2 era Maxwell, NVIDIA not just improved performance per core but additionally overall power consumption, clock speeds and built-in a number of latest features with complete support of DirectX 12 API. The GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, though impressive cards, are actually dealing with stiff rivalry by the Radeon R7 360 and R7 370 which selling at $109 and $149 US, respectively. With the GTX 960 at $199 US, NVIDIA has the R9 380 under wraps yet the entry level marketplace has seen absolutely nothing fresh from the green team. The GeForce GTX 950 is all about to modify that when it launches on 17th August.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 is likely to feature the GM206 GPU ( GM206-250-A1 ) featuring six SMM units that house 768 CUDA Cores, 48 texture mapping units which enables it to keep the 32 ROPs. Based on the Maxwell GPU architecture which is a superb clocker, the GPU can come with clocks of 1150 to 1250 MHz base and 1350 up to 1450 MHz boost clock speeds. On the memory side, the card are going to offer 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM that operates along a 128-bit bus, functioning at 6.6 to 6.75 GHzalong with a max bandwidth output of 107.68 GB/s. The card will offer a 90W TDP which can be 10W sluggish than AMD’s entry level card ( R7 360 ) but overall, the GTX 950 will likely be the quicker out of the two. Display ports on the card includes Dual-Link DVI-D/DVI-I, HDMI 2.0 and a Display Port 1.2 connector.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 will likely be among the hottest graphics cards based on the Maxwell GPU architecture together with a potential Dual-Chip card that launches near the Fury X2. Following that, NVIDIA is likely to render an entire transition to HBM2 powered Pascal cards with 1 TB/s bandwidth and also around 32 GB of VRAM which can make these cards perfect for following era high-res and VR gaming.