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Testing and Methodology

Our main test rig is being updated at the moment so we will be testing the GTX 950 FTW on our beloved old friend “Labyrinth”. We have the i7-860 set to 3.7Ghz paired with 8G of 2133Hhz ram on a ASUS Maximus III Extreme motherboard. As the GTX 950 is aimed at the budget class of gamers who will not all have the latest Z170 platforms we feel this setup is ample to not bottleneck the GPU and show the type of performance you may see out of the card on a system that may be closer to your current specifications. We will retest the GTX 950 and provide you with results for the following benchmarks on the Z170 platform in the near future.

We make three passes at the game from a save previously created, as soon as that point is loaded we trigger a macro that runs the same route and performs the same actions each time. Benchmarks that run automatically are ran just like that. We run each scenario three times and average the three. That score is reported here. If an anomalous score should develop, one so far out-of-bounds that it is questionable, we run one more run and throw out the anomalous score.

Test Rig

Test Rig
Case TypeCustom
CPUIntel Core i7-860 @3.7Ghz
MotherboardASUS Maximus III Extreme R.O.G.
RamG.Skill Ripjaw Z 2133 MHz 11-11-11
CPU CoolerThermalTake Water 2.0 Extreme
Hard Drives120GB Kingston V300 SSD (OS Drive)
1 x 1Tb Seagate Platter Storage Drive
OpticalHD-DVD Blu-Ray
Case Fans3 X 120mm
Docking StationsNone
Testing PSUSilverStone ST1500
MouseLogitech G600
Any Attempt To Copy This System Configuration May Lead to Extreme Happiness. 

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