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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Low Power

Graphics Processor
GM206
Cores
768
TMUs
48
ROPs
32
Memory Size
2 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
128 bit
The GeForce GTX 950 Low Power is a mid-range graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2016. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GM206 graphics processor, in its GM206-251-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The GM206 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 228 mm² and 2,940 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked GeForce GTX 950 OEM, which uses the same GPU but has all 1024 shaders enabled, NVIDIA has disabled some shading units on the GeForce GTX 950 Low Power to reach the product's target shader count. It features 768 shading units, 48 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1026 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1190 MHz, memory is running at 1653 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Low Power does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 75 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. GeForce GTX 950 Low Power is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 202 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 159 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GM206
GPU Variant
GM206-251-A1
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
2,940 million
Die Size
228 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Mar 1st, 2016
Generation
GeForce 900
Production
Active
Launch Price
159 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

Relative Performance

4%
GeForce 210
6%
GeForce 9400 GT
7%
Radeon HD 4550
9%
Radeon HD 5450
10%
Radeon HD 6450
11%
GeForce GT 520
13%
GeForce GT 220
17%
GeForce GT 430
18%
Radeon HD 5570
19%
Radeon HD 4670
20%
GeForce GT 440
21%
GeForce GT 240
24%
GeForce 9600 GT
25%
Radeon HD 5670
27%
GeForce GT 640
28%
GeForce 9800 GT
29%
Radeon HD 6670
30%
Radeon HD 4830
32%
Radeon HD 4770
34%
Radeon HD 4850
35%
GeForce GTS 250
36%
GeForce GTS 450
37%
Radeon HD 5750
42%
Radeon HD 7750
42%
Radeon HD 5770
43%
GeForce GTX 260
44%
Radeon HD 4870
44%
Radeon Vega 8
44%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
45%
GeForce GTX 650
47%
Radeon HD 5830
50%
Radeon HD 6790
51%
Radeon HD 4890
52%
GeForce GTX 460
53%
Radeon RX Vega 11
53%
GeForce GT 1030
54%
GeForce GTX 275
54%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
54%
GeForce GTX 280
55%
GeForce GTX 465
58%
Radeon HD 6850
59%
GeForce GTX 285
63%
Radeon HD 5850
64%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
64%
Radeon HD 7790
67%
Radeon RX 550
67%
GeForce GTX 470
70%
Radeon HD 6870
74%
Radeon HD 5870
77%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
77%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
79%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
79%
Radeon HD 6950
82%
GeForce GTX 295
83%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
83%
Radeon HD 7850
85%
GeForce GTX 480
89%
Radeon HD 6970
90%
Radeon R7 265
92%
Radeon R7 370
92%
Radeon RX 560
92%
GeForce GTX 660
92%
GeForce GTX 570
100%
GeForce GTX 950
100%
GeForce GTX 950 Low Power
101%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
103%
Radeon R9 270X
104%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
105%
GeForce GTX 580
106%
GeForce GTX 1050
106%
Radeon HD 7950
108%
Radeon RX 460
108%
Radeon HD 5970
111%
GeForce GTX 760
120%
GeForce GTX 670
123%
GeForce GTX 960
126%
Radeon R9 380
127%
Radeon R9 285
128%
Radeon HD 7970
129%
GeForce GTX 680
132%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
136%
GeForce GTX 770
139%
Radeon HD 6990
142%
Radeon R9 280X
144%
GeForce GTX 590
144%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
160%
GeForce GTX 780
176%
Radeon RX 470
178%
Radeon R9 290
190%
Radeon R9 390
191%
Radeon R9 290X
194%
GeForce GTX 970
196%
GeForce GTX TITAN
198%
Radeon RX 570
199%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
202%
Radeon R9 390X
203%
Radeon HD 7990
204%
Radeon RX 480
205%
GeForce GTX 690
216%
Radeon RX 580
221%
GeForce GTX 980
224%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
224%
Radeon R9 FURY
225%
Radeon RX 590
246%
Radeon R9 295X2
250%
Radeon R9 FURY X
254%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
274%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
288%
GeForce GTX 1070
301%
Radeon RX Vega 56
327%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
335%
GeForce RTX 2060
335%
Radeon RX Vega 64
344%
GeForce GTX 1080
394%
GeForce RTX 2070
394%
Radeon VII
414%
TITAN X Pascal
424%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
458%
GeForce RTX 2080
530%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1026 MHz
Boost Clock
1190 MHz
Memory Clock
1653 MHz
6612 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
2 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
105.8 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
768
TMUs
48
ROPs
32
SMM Count
6

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
38.08 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
57.12 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
1,828 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
57.12 GFLOPS (1:32)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
7.94 inches
202 mm
TDP
75 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
None

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.96
CUDA
5.2
Shader Model
6.2

GM206 GPU Notes

Codename: NV126
PureVideo HD: VP7
VDPAU: Feature Set F

Retail boards based on this design (9)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTX 950 1026 MHz 1190 MHz 1653 MHz 8.3 inches/211 mm
Colorful GTX 950 Low Power 1038 MHz 1216 MHz 1653 MHz
EVGA GTX 950 Low Power ACX 2.0 1026 MHz 1190 MHz 1653 MHz 6.8 inches/173 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 950 Low Power ACX 2.0 1026 MHz 1190 MHz 1653 MHz 6.8 inches/173 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 950 SC Low Power ACX 2.0 1127 MHz 1317 MHz 1653 MHz 6.8 inches/173 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 950 SC Low Power ACX 2.0 1127 MHz 1317 MHz 1653 MHz 6.8 inches/173 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GALAX GTX 950 LP OC 1038 MHz 1216 MHz 1653 MHz 7.2 inches/183 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI GTX 950 OCV2 1076 MHz 1253 MHz 1653 MHz 6.7 inches/170 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ZOTAC GTX 950 Low Power 1038 MHz 1216 MHz 1653 MHz 6.85 inches/174 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort