Wednesday , 10 August 2022

GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB

Synthetic Benchmarks

Unigine Heaven

Heaven Benchmark is a GPU-intensive benchmark that hammers graphics cards to the limits. This powerful tool can be effectively used to determine the stability of a GPU under extremely stressful conditions, as well as check the cooling system’s potential under maximum heat output. It provides completely unbiased results and generates true, in-game rendering workloads across all platforms.

Heaven

Heaven_GIGA950X

The GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB pulled 31.2 FPS making it the top performer in the GTX 950 category here. All the 950’s produce sound results but the Xtreme Gaming GTX 950 takes the win.

Settings for Unigine Heaven

Unigine Heaven Settings

1920 x 1080
  • Preset: Custom
  • Quality: Ultra
  • Tesselation: Extreme
  • Stereo 3D: Disabled
  • Multi Monitor: Disabled
  • Anti Aliasing: 8x
  • Full Screen: On
  • Resolution: Custom

3DMark

Fire Strike

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 showcase benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is our most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.

FireStrike

Firestrike_Default_GIGA950X

The GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB does well in Firestrike also and achieves the highest score of the GTX 950’s we have tested so far by a decent bit.

3DMark Skydiver

3DMark Sky Diver is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs. Use 3DMark Sky Diver to benchmark systems with mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, or integrated graphics.

Skydiver

Skydiver_Default_GIGA950X

The GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB is tanking through the benches so far and is giving other budget GPUs a run for their money.

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Crucial P5 Plus 2TB

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