GTX 950 started to appear in the pricelists

nVidia GTX 950 is one step closer to being released. There are pictures of the reference model shown:

โ€ฆas well, as the PNY GTX 950 using non-reference cooler:

There is no informations about specs, but since it have to be slower that GTX 960, then it widely assumed, that the card will feature lower number of stream processors that GTX 960 (likely 768 instead ofย  1024). Bus is likely to remain at 128bits, number of ROP units is unclear - either 32 or 16.

Another specs are quessed:
clock 1150-1250 MHz?
boost clock 1350-1450 MHz?
TMUs 48?
2-4G 128bit ram @ 6.6 - 6.8GHz
About 90W TDP
6-pin power and PCIe v3 x16, DVI-I, DVI-D, DP and HDMI outputs ๐Ÿ™‚

Prices will be about 3/4 of the GTX 960 prices. It is a card near the low-end today, after all ๐Ÿ™‚


I think for a few bucks more the GTX 960 is the better buy?

I agree. But when someone is really on tight budget, where every dollar mater - then it is maybe worth. After all, the GTX 960 is "just" fully unlocked chip. I meanโ€ฆ the chip is same, so unless you need more of the GPU power, then GTX 950 do the job of the GTX 960 just fine.

Power draw of GTX 950 is 90W, GTX 960 need 120W = the GPU is just more hungry ๐Ÿ™‚ ...when it is unlocked and let run wild ๐Ÿ™‚

It still has too much power draw for my tastes to be honest.
I would rather it be like the 750TI I used to have and take all its power off the PCI-e.
I think some models of the 950 might do that?

The other nail in the coffin for the 950 in terms of what you get is, EVGA and other AIB's have made small ITX friendly 960's. So there is almost no reason for this card.
If they kept that separate and only made full length 960's then this would have its place. Especially for what it costs.