MSI unveils new GeForce GTX 950s, requires no PCIe power connector

MSI announces its new GeForce GTX 950, uses just 75W of power - requires no PCIe power.

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Published Wed, Mar 16 2016 11:41 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

MSI has announced its new GeForce GTX 950 models won't require any additional PCIe power connectors, as they'll be powered by the PCIe port itself, consuming a maximum of 75W.

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There are two new models from MSI: the MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GD5T OCV3 and the MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GD5T OCV2. Both feature the GM206 GPU, which rocks 768 stream processors, 48 texture units, 32 ROPS and a 128-bit memory interface with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM. Both of the cards have their GPUs clocked at 1076MHz, but have boost clocks of 1253MHz.

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The difference between the cards is their cooling, and how long they are. The 2GD5T OCV3 model sports a dual fan design and a longer PCB that MSI wants to see installed into a traditional desktop PC, while the shorter 2GD5T OCV2 models uses a single fan, and is destined for mini-ITX machines.

It's another show of force for the Maxwell architecture from NVIDIA, and allows AIB partners like MSI to offer super power efficient video cards. This means that the new GTX 950 from MSI is an awesome choice for mid-range gamers who want a kick ass GPU solution for 1080p 60FPS gaming, without breaking the bank, or their power bills.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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