Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 Gets Unboxed Before Launch
With the launch of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 just around the corner – allegedly on August 20, a YouTube channel Discos Duros y Mas has published an unboxing video of an aftermarket model, prior to release.
Found by VideoCardz, the unboxing video is in Spanish and features the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 OC. The video shows us that the card might not be particularly powerful, but it is as compact as possible with the horsepower to run popular games on 1080p with decent visual quality.
The GeForce GTX 950 features 768 Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) cores and 2GB GDDR5 memory across its 128-bit interface. The GPU allegedly comes with clocks of 1089 MHz base and up to 1266 MHz boost clock speeds.
The memory is, however, clocked at a reference 6.6 GHz, which means it is 100 MHz slower than the GTX 960.
The card has a thermal design power (TDP) requirement of 90W, which is again lower than the 960’s 120W and AMD R7 360’s 100W. But but overall, the GTX 950 will be the faster out of the two.
The GeForce GTX 950 OC model in specific is small and utilizes a single 90mm fan for cooling. Moreover, the video reveals that the OC model comes with just a single 6-Pin connector as well as a single SLI connector.
As for competition, AMD plans to counteract the release of the GTX 950 with the Radeon R9 370X. Though AMD already has the Radeon R7 370 competing in the low-mid budget segment, but sources state that the R7 370 performs poorly in compute benchmarks against the GTX 950 while being the same in terms of pricing. So they intend to bring the R9 370X against it.
Let’s wait for the GPU showdown to see which graphics card bests the other.