GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB

Final Thought & Conclusion

The GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB was a champ when running through the benchmarks and was the top performer of the GTX 950 class. The WINDFORCE 2X cooling system is well executed and handled it’s responsibilities with ease. The GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB has to be the quietest GPU in the lab and we quickly came to appreciate the LED indicators letting us know when fans were in operation, we couldn’t ever really hear them. The addition of a few features that give the GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB a bit of an enthusiast feel are the LED controllable lighting, over capable cooling system, and backplate, this is GIGABYTE’s flagship GTX 950 and the performance and construction show it. Overclocking also gave us good results and shows the high-end hardware was well selected.

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Other than the drawback of being limited to 2GB VRAM which will struggle in next generation high-resolution gaming we couldn’t really find anything we didn’t like about the GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB. Award_GoldFor the right here and now though this GPU is ready to crush applications at 1080p often with the settings on Ultra. At time of publishing we found the GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB for as low as $155 which for everything that this card does isn’t unreasonable. We are awarding the Bjorn3D.com Gold Award to the GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB. GIGABYTE has produced a quality GPU that performs great out of the box and stays essentially silent at all times.

Pros Cons
  • Great at Overclocking
  • LED Lighting
  • WINDFORCE 2X Cooling
  • Silent Operation
  • Top performing GTX 950
  • Quality Components
  • DirectX 12 ready
  • Low Power Requirement
  • Runs 1920 x 1080 Easily On Demanding Games
  • 2GB GDDR5 Limiting High-Resolution Gaming

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