GTX 950M GDDR5 Benchmarks and Info

Benchmark Suite Scores

2017High
Metro : Last Light, Very high@1080p
Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Highest@1080p
Thief, Highest@1080p
Battlefield 4 Campaign, Highest@1080p
31.30
* Scores are average FPS
GTX 950M GDDR5 Specs
ModelGTX 950M GDDR5 (Maxwell I)
CoreGM107, 640 cores @ 0.915GHZ - 1.124GHZ
VRAM2GB/4GB GDDR5 @ 1.25GHZ (5GHZ eff.), 128-bit.
GFLOPS (w/Boost)1439 (FP32)
Memory bandwidth80 GB/s
TMUs40
ROPs16
Power~40W-45W

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)
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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.

worstavgbest

Crysis 3

768p1080p
Highest(768p)
system spec, texture resolution: "very high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
303030
Very high(768p)
system spec, texture resolution: "high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
434343
Medium(768p)
system spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx
787878
Highest(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "very high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
161616
Very high(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "high" preset; SMAA 2Tx
242424
Medium(1080p)
system spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx
353535
details
HSTVHM
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
30
43
78
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
16
24
35
system spec, texture resolution: "very high" preset; SMAA 2Txsystem spec, texture resolution: "high" preset; SMAA 2Txsystem spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx

Bioshock Infinite

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
"Ultra" preset
636363
Very high(768p)
"Very High" preset
737373
High(768p)
"High" preset
848484
Highest(1080p)
"Ultra" preset
393939
Very high(1080p)
"Very High" preset
484848
High(1080p)
"High" preset
545454
details
HSTVHH
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
63
39
73
48
84
54
"Ultra" preset"Very High" preset"High" preset

Thief

1080p
Highest(1080p)
233649
Very high(1080p)
274256
Medium(1080p)
335066
details
HSTVHM
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
49
56
66
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
23
27
33

Total War : Rome II

1080p
Highest(1080p)
212121
Very high(1080p)
333333
details
HSTVH
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
21
33

Alien : Isolation

DX11
768p1080p1920x1200
Highest(768p)
686868
Highest(1080p)
393939
High(1920x1200)
1536, high all, SMAAx1, standard AO
505050
details
HSTH
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
68
39
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
39
50
1536, high all, SMAAx1, standard AO

Metro : Last Light

DX11
768p1080p
Highest(768p)
202020
Very high(768p)
424242
High(768p)
505050
Medium(768p)
676767
Highest(1080p)
141414
Very high(1080p)
252626
High(1080p)
313232
Medium(1080p)
414345
details
HSTVHHM
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
20
14
42
26
50
32
67
45
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
14
25
31
41

Dragon Age: Inquisition

DX11
1080p
Highest(1080p)
181818
High(1080p)
262728
Medium(1080p)
434751
details
HSTHM
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
18
28
51
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
18
26
43

The Elders Scrolls V : Skyrim

1080p
Very high(1080p)
565656
details
VH
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
56

Battlefield 4 Campaign

DX11
1080p
Highest(1080p)
272930
High(1080p)
434648
Medium(1080p)
637280
details
HSTHM
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
30
48
80
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
27
43
63

World of Tanks

DX9
1080p
Highest(1080p)
525252
details
HST
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
52

Fallout 4

1080p1440p
Highest(1080p)
202020
Highest(1440p)
292929
details
HST
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
20
29

Shadow Of Mordor

1080p1920x1200
Highest(1080p)
252627
High(1080p)
323435
Medium(1080p)
353841
Very high(1920x1200)
333333
details
HSTVHHM
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
25
32
35
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
27
33
35
41

Total War : Attila

768p1080p
Highest(768p)
343434
Highest(1080p)
101010
Very high(1080p)
151515
High(1080p)
262626
details
HSTVHH
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
34
10
15
26

Ashes Of Singularity

1080p
Very high(1080p)
666
High(1080p)
181818
details
VHH
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
6
18

The Talos Principle

1080p
BestDX11VK
Highest(1080p)
202020
Highest(1080p)
222222
Highest(1080p)
222222
details
HST
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
22
20

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

1080p
BestDX11DX12
Highest(1080p)
131313
Highest(1080p)
202020
Highest(1080p)
202020
High(1080p)
242424
High(1080p)
252525
High(1080p)
252525
Medium(1080p)
282828
Medium(1080p)
272727
Medium(1080p)
282828
details
HSTHM
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
20
24
27
13
25
28

Elite Dangerous

1080p
Highest(1080p)
planet surface
555555
High(1080p)
616161
details
HSTH
MSI Prestige PX60 | GTX 950M GDDR5 | I7-5700HQ
Intel Core I5-6300HQ (Skylake 4c / 4t, 2.3 - 3.2GHZ)
55
61
planet surface

Total War : Warhammer

1080p
Highest(1080p)
222222
Very high(1080p)
303030
Medium(1080p)
313131
details
HSTVHM
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
22
30
31

Doom (2016)

1080p
Highest(1080p)
151515
Very high(1080p)
262626
details
HSTVH
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
15
26

Deus Ex : Mankind Divided

1080p
BestDX11DX12
Very high(1080p)
"Ultra" preset, no AA
202020
Very high(1080p)
"Ultra" preset, no AA
131313
Very high(1080p)
202020
High(1080p)
"Very High" preset, no AA
171717
High(1080p)
"Very High" preset, no AA
171717
High(1080p)
171717
Medium(1080p)
"High" preset, no AA
202020
Medium(1080p)
"High" preset, no AA
202020
Medium(1080p)
202020
details
VHHM
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
13
17
20
20
17
20
"Ultra" preset, no AA"Very High" preset, no AA"High" preset, no AA

Gears Of War 4

DX12
1080p
Highest(1080p)
141414
Medium(1080p)
202020
Low(1080p)
242424
details
HSTML
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
14
20
24

Battlefield 1

Campaign

1080p
BestDX11DX12
Highest(1080p)
252525
Highest(1080p)
212121
Highest(1080p)
252525
Very high(1080p)
272727
Very high(1080p)
242424
Very high(1080p)
272727
Medium(1080p)
363636
Medium(1080p)
333333
Medium(1080p)
363636
details
HSTVHM
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
25
27
36
21
24
33

Titanfall 2

1080p
Highest(1080p)
MSAAx2
121212
Very high(1080p)
AO = false, TQ = VH, else=  high
202020
Medium(1080p)
AO = false, TQ = H, else=  medium
272727
details
HSTVHM
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
12
20
27
MSAAx2AO = false, TQ = VH, else=  highAO = false, TQ = H, else=  medium

Tom’s Clancy The Division

1080p
Highest(1080p)
161616
High(1080p)
404040
Medium(1080p)
414141
details
HSTHM
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
16
40
41

FAHBench

1080p
Double(1080p)
222
Single(1080p)
222
details
HSTH
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
2
2

3DMark | Time Spy 1.0

DX12
1080p
Default(1080p)
462046204620
details
HST
Lenovo Thinkpad E570
Intel Core I7-7500U (Kaby Lake 2c / 4t, 2.7 - 3.5GHZ)16GB
4620

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