Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming review

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Let's start with our photo-shoot. Two pages worth of photos then and all of them from our own photo-shoot.


So as you can see, this is the revamped GeForce GTX 950, the 2GB model. This Xtreme Gaming (OC edition)  model graphics card specifically comes with a faster standard clock frequency opposed to the reference clock frequencies as well as a pretty terrific cooler.


This card has 768 shader processors. The memory frequency has been clocked at 7.0 GHz (effective data-rate) on its 128-bit wide memory bus of 2 GB GDDR5 memory. The fan and cooling design is pretty impressive as the cooler will keep the card just under the 65 Degrees C range under full gaming load, it is however among the most silent cards we have ever tested. Fun fact, Gigabyte is now coating the PCB with an aerospace comparable 'breating' coating. It will protect the SMT traces from moisture, dust and in the end corrosion in a better manner.


The dual-slot card is roughly 23 cm in length with the 2-fan based WindForce 2X cooler included. This card has higher factory clocks as mentioned on page one, the core clock frequency for example is set at 1203 MHz (1024 MHz reference), the dynamic boost clock is set at 1405 MHz (1188 MHz reference). 


The reference card
has a maximum power design of roughly 90 Watts, but due to the higher clocks and extensive tweaking this OC model will run a bit higher, maybe 20~30 extra Watts at peak, these boards have been designed with overclocking in mind. In fact the overclock capacity is darn impressive. Lovely to see that a product of in this price segment comes with a metal back plate. 


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