Last week Nvidia launched their GTX 950, a budget focused Maxwell card. At the launch I took a look at the Asus Strix 950. Well right after the Strix came in we had the MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G come in as well. So today I’m going to see what sets the MSI apart and find out how it performs compared to the Asus as well as the two different R7 370’s that I have recently tested. This is a great chance to see how the Twin Frozr cooler on the MSI compares to the DirectCU II cooler on the Strix and to see what is the better option if you are on the market for a GTX 950.

Product Name: MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE


Graphics Processing Unit NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950
Interface PCI Express x16 3.0
Boost / Base Core Clock

1317 MHz / 1127 MHz (OC Mode)

1279 MHz / 1102 MHz (Gaming Mode)

1190 MHz / 1026 MHz (Silent Mode)

Memory Size (MB) 2048
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Clock Speed (MHz) 6650 (OC Mode) / 6610
DVI Connectors 1 (Dual-link DVI-I), Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600 @60 Hz.
HDMI Connectors

1 (version 1.4a/2.0)

Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @24 Hz (1.4a), 3840x2160 @60 Hz (2.0)


3 (version 1.2)

Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz

Maximum Displays 4
HDCP Support Y
RAMDAC speed (MHz) 400
DirectX Version Support 12
OpenGL Version Support 4.5
Multi-GPU Technology SLI, 2-way
Card Dimension(mm) 270 x 137 x 37
Card Weight (g) 602
Power consumption (W) 90
Recommended PSU (W) 350
Power Connectors 6-pin x 1
Accessories DVI to VGA Dongle x 1


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #37042 27 Aug 2015 16:00
Today I take a look at a second GTX 950, this time from MSI. So I dig in and see what sets the cards apart and find out how the MSI performs compared to the Asus as well as the R7 370's that I have tested over the last two weeks.

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