Asus GTX 950 TDP Requirement is 15W Less than Reference Model
Nvidia recently revealed its GTX 950 and like every GPU, manufacturers are working on its custom variants. Asus, one of the leading GPU makers of our time, has just revealed the new Asus GTX 950.
The most notable part of the GTX 950 is its TDW requirement. Nvidia set it to 90W but Asus made some improvements that brings this down by 15W to 75W. Meaning it can run off of your motherboard, just plug it into your PCIe slot and you’re good to go.
Asus GTX 950W TDP requirement also means no 6-pin connector needed.
- CUDA Cores – 768
- Texture Units – 48
- ROPs – 32
- Core Clock – 1026MHz [1051MHz (OC)]
- Boost Clock – 1190MHz [1228MHz (OC)]
- Memory Clock – 6.6Gbps GDDR5
- Memory Bus Width – 128-bit
- VRAM – 2GB
- TDP – 75W
- Architecture – Maxwell 2
- GPU – GM206
- Transistor Count – 2.94B
- Manufacturing Process – TSMC 28nm
The card will release on March 16 and will retail for less than $200. The reference model costs $159 so it is safe to say it should be $25-30 over the reference price. Official pricing still to come.
The card features dual fan cooling that will keep your hardware chilled during OC mode.
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- Perfectly matched with ASUS Z170 motherboards for optimized style and performance.
- Dual fan design provides 2X greater air flow and 3X quieter performance.
- Auto-Extreme Technology with Super Alloy Power II delivers premium quality and best reliability.
- GPU Tweak II with Xsplit Gamecaster provides intuitive performance tweaking and lets you stream your gameplay instantly.
Compared to the older GTX 960, GTX 950 seem like the best bang for your buck deal in my opinion. The 960 is available for around $220, and you also have the option to pick up the 4GB Vram variant of it. Its TDP is 120W and has more CUDA Cores (1074), Memory Clock 7Gbps, than Asus 950.
However, core clock for both cards is the same while Asus 950 beats Ref. 960 with its boost clock (1178 to 1228). It is hard to pick between the two.