GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB

Gaming Benchmarks

Bioshock Infinite

Set in 1912, the game has protagonist, former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the floating air city of Columbia to find a young woman, Elizabeth, who has been held captive there for most of her life. Though Booker rescues Elizabeth, the two become involved with the city’s warring factions: the nativist and elite Founders that rule Columbia and strive to keep its privileges for White Americans, and the Vox Populi, underground rebels representing the underclass of the city. During this conflict, Booker learns that Elizabeth possesses strange powers to manipulate “Tears” in the space-time continuum that ravage Columbia, and soon discovers her to be central to the city’s dark secrets.



All the 950’s produce beyond playable frame rates here at 1080p and the GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB ties for the lead.

BioShock Infinite Settings

1920 x 1080
  • DirectX 11
  • Ultra Quality
  • DODD Enabled
  • FXAA Enabled


Grand Theft Auto V for PC offers players the option to explore the award-winning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in resolutions of up to 4k and beyond, as well as the chance to experience the game running at 60 frames per second. The game offers players a huge range of PC-specific customization options, including over 25 separate configurable settings for texture quality, shaders, tessellation, anti-aliasing and more, as well as support and extensive customization for mouse and keyboard controls. Additional options include a population density slider to control car and pedestrian traffic, as well as dual and triple monitor support, 3D compatibility, and plug-and-play controller support.



We run the benches multiple times to give each GPU a chance at achieving glory. On the third bench the GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB was able to squeeze out a 1 FPS lead in the demanding environment of GTA 5.


1920 x 1080
  • Ignore Suggested Limits ON
  • DirectX Version 11
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • VSync ON
  • Stereo 3D ON
  • Pause Game On Focus Loss ON
  • Population Density High
  • Population Variety High
  • Distance Scaling High
  • Texture Quality Very High
  • Shader Quality Very High
  • Shadow Quality Very High
  • Reflection Quality Ultra
  • Reflection MSAA OFF
  • Water Quality Very High
  • Particles Quality High
  • Grass Quality High
  • Post FX Ultra
  • In-Game Depth Of Field ON
  • Anisotropic Filtering X8
  • Ambient Occlusion High
  • Tesselation Very High
  • Long Shadows OFF
  • High Resolution Shadows OFF
  • High Detail Streaming While Flying ON

Shadow of Mordor

Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth. You may remember some controversy over the recommended system spec for this one being a little crazy. For our benchmarks, we turned Order Independent Transparency off as it requires more VRAM than we feel is worth the graphical effect when considering our 2GB available on the GTX 950 and mainstream video cards.


Shadows of Mordor has been the go to game for judging Video Card performance recently, lets take a look at the chart.


Once again we are pleasantly surprised at the performance capabilities of the GTX 950 and once again the GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB ties for the top.


The fact these budget cards can produce these numbers on such a demanding game will never stop making us smile. The GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB didn’t take the crown here but wasn’t far away.

Shadow of Mordor Settings

Very High Preset 1080p   Ultra Preset 1080p
  • Order Independent Transparency – Off
  • Order Independent Transparency – Off

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