Gigabyte GTX 950 Xtreme Graphics Card Review

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DSC_7321Just a little while ago the world was introduced to the new budget Maxwell GPU from Nvidia. The budget segment is considered by many to be in the range of sub – $200.00 for a GPU. The GTX 950 is aimed at the budget market. Gigabyte recently released the Gigabyte GTX 950 Xtreme edition. The Xtreme edition’s chips are binned and come with a healthy overclock from the factory. Essentially the GTX 950 line is a stripped down version of the GTX 960 that features 2 gigabytes of RAM on a 128-bit wide bus.

 

Review Sample Provided by: Gigabyte
Product Name: Gigabyte GTX 950 Xtreme
Price at time of review: $ 179.99 USD
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Packaging and Accessories

As the name suggests, this card is part of Gigabyte’s Xtreme gaming series and the packaging reflects it. The graphics on the front of the box proudly display the Xtreme Gaming logo. The back of the box goes into a bit more detail about the card and lists out the special features of the GTX 950 Xtreme.

 

The card is double boxed. Inside a thin cardboard shell is a thicker cardboard box. The GTX 950 Xtreme is protected by a form fitting closed cell insert and wrapped in an anti-static bag.

 

Included are a case badge, a DVI to VGA dongle, and a quick start guide.

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Specifications

ChipsetGeForce GTX 950
Core ClockBase/Boost clock: 1203 / 1405 MHz (standard:1026/1190)
Memory Clock7000 MHz
Process Technology28 nm
Memory Size2 GB
Memory Bus128 bit
Card BusPCI-E 3.0
Memory TypeGDDR5
DirectX12
OpenGL4.5
PCB FormATX
Digital max resolution4096 X 2160
Analog max resolution2048 x 1536
Multi-view4
I/ODual-link DVI-I / HDMI / Display Port*3
Card sizeH=42 mm, L=240 mm, W=132 mm
Power requirement350W (with one 8-pin external power connector)


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