MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming 2 GB Review 3

MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming 2 GB Review

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Test System

Test System - VGA Rev. 39
Processor:Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.2 GHz
(Haswell, 8192 KB Cache)
Motherboard:ASUS Maximus VI Hero
Intel Z87
Memory:16 GB DDR3
@ 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24
Harddisk:WD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB
Power Supply:Antec HCP-1200 1200W
Software:Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1
Drivers:The following AMD cards use Catalyst 15.7: R9 Fury X, R9 Fury,
R9 390X, R9 290X, R9 290, R9 285, R7 370.
All other AMD cards use 15.5 Beta
NVIDIA: 353.06 WHQL
GTX 950: 355.65 Beta
Display: Dell UP2414Q 24" 3840x2160
Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used.
  • All video card results are obtained on this exact system with exactly the same configuration.
  • All games are set to their highest quality setting unless indicated otherwise.
  • AA and AF are applied via in-game settings, not via the driver's control panel.
Each game is tested at these screen resolutions:
  • 1600x900: Common resolution for most smaller flatscreens and laptops today (17" - 19").
  • 1920x1080: Most common widescreen resolution for larger displays (22" - 26").
  • 2560x1440: Highest possible 16:9 resolution for commonly available displays (27"-32").
  • 3840x2160: 4K Ultra HD resolution, available on the latest high-end monitors.
  • R9 390X reference performance was tested by running the MSI R9 390X Gaming at reference design clocks (1050/1500)
  • R9 Fury reference performance was tested by running the ASUS R9 Fury Strix
  • R7 370 reference performance was tested by running the MSI R7 370 Gaming at reference design clocks (975 / 1400 MHz).
  • GTX 950 reference performance was tested by running the Gigabyte GTX 950 at reference design clocks (1024 / 1653)
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