Today we are going to test GTX 950 in the popular and latest titles to check out if this 4-year-old GPU can still perform well at 1080p low-mid gaming. Like GTX 750 Ti, GTX 950 is also a budget-friendly GPU. It costs 11500 PKR Which can run on a 400W power supply so it can easily fit in any budget PC. So comparing it to GTX 750 Ti, it can run on the 300W power supply and costs 8500 PKR. That’s a 3000 PKR Gap. So let’s see how much performance improvements we got for paying an additional 3000 for GPU.

Test System

  • AMD Ryzen 1500X Processor @3.88 GHz
  • Corsair Vengeance LED 8 GB 3000 MHz RAM
  • Asus Prime B350 Plus Motherboard
  • MSI GTX 950 2 GB
  • Zotac GTX 750 Ti 2 GB
  • Sandisk X110 128GB SSD
  • Corsair VX 550 Power Supply

Nvidia Driver Version

We used Nvidia Geforce Driver Version 417.71  on both GPUs.

Games

  • Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Tekken 7
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Far Cry 5
  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • Battlefield 5

Video Ports

MSI GTX 950 supports:

  • Single DVI-D Port
  • Single HDMI Port
  • Triple Display ports

Power Connector

MSI GTX 950 requires a single 6-Pin PCI-e connector.

Power Consumption

MSI GTX 950 draws 90W of power. 400W Power Supply Recommended.

MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB

Game Benchmarks

All Games were tested at 1080p resolution with low settings on both GTX 750 TI and GTX 950.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is very resource hungry. Here we can see massive 48% improvements in Average FPS and 50% improvements in low.

Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt

Witcher 3 Wild hunt was tested at the white orchard, dawn weather, in the very first mission Lilac and Gooseberries. GTX 950 performs 37% better in Average and 35% better in 1% lows than GTX 750 Ti.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 is a Ubisoft title. Based on the Dunia Engine, we get 35% improvements in Average FPS and 34% in 1% lows.

Resident Evil 2 Remake

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege is another title by Ubisoft. Its FPS competitive title so high FPS are recommended. GTX 950 performs well to play this game competitively. 30% improvement met in this game.

Battlefield V

An Optimized title by EA. In Battlefield V, we get a 24% improvement in Average FPS and 22% in 1% lows.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PUBG is a popular Battle Royale game. At 1080p, GTX 950 was greatly providing 81 average fps in this game. Although the game, sometimes caused FPS spikes but it was very rare.

Far Cry New Dawn

Based on the same port from Far Cry 5, we get only 1 fps difference between new dawn and Far Cry 5.

Tekken 7

Tekken 7 is 60 FPS locked. So we tested the possible high settings for the GPU to provide 60 FPS constant in this game. GTX 950 was able to run Tekken 7 at 1080p 60 FPS on high settings with Render Scale 100% white GTX 750 Ti was running it at low settings with textures set to high and Render Scale 100%.

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat is also a fighting game with 60 FPS locked. So here, GTX 950 was running it at solid 60 FPS 1080p on low settings with Textures set to medium. Even on low settings, this game looked great.

Conclusion

GTX 950 is a great GPU that is suitable for running all the latest games at 1080p on low to mid settings. Based on its performance, we can see all the above games were running above 40 fps. As from looking at the comparisons with GTX 750 Ti, we are getting up to 48% improvements in FPS, just for an additional 3000 PKR. So I highly prefer GTX 950 to budget gamers instead of 750 Ti, as you can get a big FPS boost even in 1080p Gaming.

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