GTX 950M GDDR5 Specs
|Model||GTX 950M GDDR5 (Maxwell I)|
|Core||GM107, 640 cores @ 0.915GHZ - 1.124GHZ|
|VRAM||2GB/4GB GDDR5 @ 1.25GHZ (5GHZ eff.), 128-bit.|
|GFLOPS (w/Boost)||1439 (FP32)|
|Memory bandwidth||80 GB/s|
The Nvidia GTX 950M GDDR5 is a 900 series’ mid-top midrange gaming GPU, based on the Nvidia Maxwell (I) architecture and the GM107 core. At its time, the GTX 950M GDDR5 could be found in laptops for as low as $550 with a typical price of around $600-$800. There is a second version of the GTX 950M with DDR3 VRAM which delivers considerably lower gaming performance (core is the same, but memory bandwidth is “choking” it). Both these GPUs are a rebrand of the previous 800 series GPUs – GTX 850M DDR3 and GDDR5, only with an overclocked core.
Gaming performance is adequate for medium-high graphics settings @ 1080p. Compared to the Pascal current offerings (2018), performance is about a little higher than the entry level MX150 in heavy 3D games and considerably lower than the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. So, the GPU is not cost effective as of the release of the Pascal architecture (or later), that’s besides requiring considerably higher power to operate.
- GTX 850M DDR3
- GTX 950M GDDR5
- GTX 960M
- GTX 1050 (laptop)
The GDDR5 version is the same as the GTX 960M in practice, but with around 15-20% lower maximal core clocks and can easily be overclocked to the 960M levels. As you can see in the performance chart, the 960M has around 20% performance advantage in games, on average.