Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Will Cost Under $150, Full Spec-List Leaked
Rumors surrounding Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 have been making rounds for quite some time, but now its full specifications have finally surfaced online hinting on August 17th release date. According to the information leaked from HWBattle, the card will carry a price tag that is less than $150.
Based on the Maxwell architecture, the GTX 950 features 2GB of DDR5 memory and is powered by the same GPU as the GTX 960, the GM206, but cut down to make it more affordable. The GPU contains six SMM units which house 768 CUDA Cores and 48 texture mapping units, while retaining the 32 ROPs.
Further, the GM206 is clocked at 1150MHz to 1250MHz base and 1350MHz up to 1450MHz boost clock speeds.
The card sports a maximum bandwidth of 107.68 GB/s by virtue of its 128-bit bus and 6.6 to 6.75 GHz VRAM frequency. In addition, it would feature Dual-Link DVI-D/DVI-I, HDMI 2.0 and a Display Port 1.2 connector as video outputs.
Currently, the only Maxwell 2 powered option from Nvidia is the GeForce GTX 960, that competes against the newer AMD Radeon R7 360 and the R7 370 GPUs. But the GTX 960 is comparatively expensive and doesn’t exactly fit in the low-mid budget segment. With the arrival of the GeForce GTX 950, Nvidia would be able to successfully fill that gap as well.
GTX 950 would be one of the final Maxwell 2 powered GPUs from Nvidia as it is shifting towards ‘Big Pascal’ – the next-gen HBM2 based cards set to launch somewhere in mid-2016.