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EVGA GTX 950 FTW 2GB reviewed [fudzilla.com]

Comparison of the EVGA GTX 950 Line [evga.com]

For those that purchased this card on or after 1/29/2016 you'll the free game BombShell from EVGA, HERE [evga.com]

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#3
hmm, deal looks good. should I do it?
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Does it have HDMI 2.0 output?
Edit: Sorry just opened the link and verified that it does.
Even supports 60 fps on a 4k monitor.
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They also have a MSI 960 for $30 more. Is the move from 950 > 960 worth the extra money?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...7844-S1A1B
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Depending on what all you're using it for, probably not. I'd wait for yet another price drop.
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For $130 the GTX 950 offers a lot of performance. It performs between the R7 370 and the GTX 960. It actually comes a little closer to GTX 960 performance in most tests that I have seen. Unless you are running more than a 1080 monitor, I think this card hits the sweet spot for a budget gaming GPU.
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I was looking at getting a GTX 750 Ti due to my power supply. I recently purchased a ASUS [amazon.com] that came with a 300w (286w cont) PSU. I would much rather have a GTX 950. I have an older (circa 2009) PC Power & Cooling Silencer 420W PSU that hasn't seen much use (~2-3 years very light use). Do you guys think it would be alright to use that PSU if I get this card? Computer specs are i5-6400, ssd and 1tb hdd, optical drive.
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I pulled the trigger on this one after days of reading reviews and feedbacks for different cards, not the best deal for $130 AR but this one is very close in performance to the GTX 960 and EVGA is a good brand. I'm not a big gamer but wanted a newer graphics card and was holding for a sub $100 deal, now my 2-years old XFX HD 7850 1GB is going on eBay, hopefully get some $$$ to compensate for this purchase.
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Quote from firelikeiya View Post :
I was looking at getting a GTX 750 Ti due to my power supply. I recently purchased a ASUS [amazon.com] that came with a 300w (286w cont) PSU. I would much rather have a GTX 950. I have an older (circa 2009) PC Power & Cooling Silencer 420W PSU that hasn't seen much use (~2-3 years very light use). Do you guys think it would be alright to use that PSU if I get this card? Computer specs are i5-6400, ssd and 1tb hdd, optical drive.
Check this review [fudzilla.com], the GTX 950 has a 90 Watts TDP, but this one is OC thus consumes a bit more, make sure your PSU has an 8-Pin power header or 2x6pin. I was looking at the GTX 750 Ti and don't think it's worth that much (over $100), but some Nvidia cards seems to be a bit overpriced for such an old technology, take a look at the AMD line too.

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Power Consumption

One of the hallmarks of Maxwell GPUs is efficiency. The Maxwell SM was rebalanced to give each processing block of CUDA cores its own dedicated resources for instruction scheduling and dispatch. This keeps the GPU's CUDA cores fully utilized more often, improving workload efficiency and reducing wasted power.

The GTX 980, GTX 970, GTX 960 and GTX 950 do not bring a huge performance boost compared to the previous generation, but they prove Maxwell is vastly more efficient than Kepler. The GTX 980 has a TDP of just 165W, GTX 970 has a TDP of just 145W, GTX 960 has TDP of just 120W and GTX 950 has TDP of only 90W. EVGA GTX 950 FTW card is factory overclocked (179MHz for the GPU) and this increases power consumption. We do not have reference card so we don't know the exact difference in real life conditions, but we compared it to the ASUS GTX 950 Strix. Playing games at 1080p resolution makes no difference in power consumption between the two GTX 950 cards; in some games we measured less in other more power consumption. When we switched to 4K resolution, which is however not a target resolution for the GTX 950, we measured a couple of watts more for the FTW card, probably due to its higher clocks. Compared to the GTX 960 which consumes at maximum about 129W, the GTX 950 FTW card consumes about 8W less.
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in for 1. Last day for rebate. Already have 750ti which does struggle at some games (giving it to family) and replacing it with this one. Was going to get another 750tiOC for $85 from TD which was cancelled, but figured better off spend the extra $$$ on an upgrade instead..Thanks and repped!
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Quote from FairlightRacing View Post :
They also have a MSI 960 for $30 more. Is the move from 950 > 960 worth the extra money?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...7844-S1A1B
the FTW is pretty even w/the stock 960 so just a few % less than an OC'ed one
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Worth the upgrade from: https://www.evga.com/Products/Spe...BD7172D21B
Naw. Very comparable cards. Not on the list, but the 950 is probably a slot below the 960. (Given stock speeds. But then you could overclock your card a bit too.) Wait a gen to upgrade which should be some time in the middle of this year.

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,4388.html
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I see $150 before the $10 rebate? did price go up?
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