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NVIDIA launches GTX 950 DirectX 12 ready GPU for $159

NVIDIA's entry-level GPU packs a performance punch that won't break your wallet
By: Derek Strickland | Video Cards News | Posted: Aug 20, 2015 5:00 pm
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Today NVIDIA unleashed the GeForce GTX 950 card aimed at gamers who want to play PC games at 60fps 1080p without breaking their wallets.

 

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The Maxwell-based GTX 950 has an entry-level price point of $159 and packs in 768 CUDA cores clocked in at 1021 MHz that can be boosted to 1188 MHz, and sports 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM operating on a 128-bit bus clocked at 6.6GHz. Power will be supplied via 6-pin connector, and the card will draw 90 Watts of power.

 

Standard NVIDIA performance tech is compatible with the GTX 950 including SLI, V-Sync adaptive sync, and PhysX. This budget model will fully support the new DirectX 12 API and will be able to play DX12 games when they become available.

 

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NVIDIA affirms that the GTX 950 is "faster than the world's most powerful console" and can play the latest and greatest games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and GTAV at 1080p 60fps...but even with all of its tiny might the card won't be able to render games at max settings. If you prefer multiple-screen gaming the GPU supports multi-monitor display over four monitors with a max resolution of 5120x3200 at 60Hz (with dual DisplayPort connectors).

 

The card will likely sell like hotcakes as it sits at a perfect price point for a variety of gamers--whether you're a MOBA fan or a console gamer looking to convert to the realm of performance gaming, the GTX 950 looks like a great place to start. Be sure to check out our GTX 950 review to see how it performs.

NEWS SOURCES:Geforce.com

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