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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 OC 2 GB

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The Gigabyte GTX 950 is an affordable custom-design variant of the GTX 950. It comes with an overclock out of the box and the board is relatively compact. Thanks to NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, its power draw is refreshingly low, with less than 100 W during typical gaming.

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Nah bit too expensive and power hungry, I would rather buy default gtx960 over OC version of gtx950.

Although great oc potential for graphics cards is always welcome, I don't think it is the main selling point for cards targeting to htpcs as gtx950 should be. Is there any nonoc default card in your the test lab, W1zzard?
 

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Is there any nonoc default card in your the test lab, W1zzard?
Nope. NVIDIA sent me this Gigabyte card. Maybe some vendor will release a reference version, and I'll just buy it in retail.
 
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Perf / price is the same as 960, might as well pony up for the 960. 950 should be no more than $139.
 

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Seems among all 4 reviews Zotac amp! version is the best... :)
 
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Seems among all 4 reviews Zotac amp! version is the best... :)

Except that it's louder than a GTX 980 under load ...
 

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Except that it's louder than a GTX 980 under load

But price is also half of the half...Still it will work for many as on same price range no other 950 is of this performance... :-D
 
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But price is also half of the half...Still it will work for many as on same price range no other 950 is of this performance... :-D

The comparison was supposed to be wattage, and the other quieter 950 cards. No reason a 950 should howl louder than a 980.
 
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noisy but I would still recommend this card OR Zotac's offering for those who just want to play all MOBA games at the highest settings on 1080p without issues. Sure the 960 is the better option, but for $20-40 more... not many would opt for it unless they're playing more than just MOBA games.
 
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