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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Review: feat. Gigabyte

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  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    maybe a direct comparison to the card its replacing - the GTX 750ti?
     
  3. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    We've just rebuilt out graphics test system and haven't quite got round to testing older cards yet as we've been focussing on the new models from AMD. However, you can see how the 750 Ti compares here

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2015/01/26/msi-geforce-gtx-960-gaming-2g-review/5

    The 750 Ti is roughly 50% as fast as a GTX 960 while the GTX 950 sits in between them so would be roughly 40-50% faster than a 750 Ti
     
  4. javaman

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    Yea the 750ti is need in the comparison. I'm disappointed tho, I was hoping it would have same/better performance without the need for an extra power connector. In my mind this isn't a replacement for the 750Ti but a gap filler in the product lineup
     
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    The thing is, with many people choosing to stay with 1080p monitors or gaming on their TVs once you have a low end GPU that will smash titles at that resolution, as a GPU manufacturer you are slashing your own throat. Consumers need to have a reason to upgrade to the higher models and the market that games at 1440 or 4K just isn't big enough.

    As for other GPUs in the testing, I agree with the 750Ti but I also think the 970 should be in there too.
     
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    Since when has an x50 GPU been 'entry level'? The 7xx series starts with a x20 (x10 for laptop 'M' series) and the 6xx series started with a x10 GPU. They may not be powerful enough to seriously 'game' on but entry level is entry level.
     
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    discreet, not discrete
     
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    Discreet:
    'Careful and prudent in one's speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment.'

    Discrete:
    'Individually separate and distinct.'

    Don't worry though, we'll be discreet regarding your mistake over the use of discrete.
     
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    should be able to handle 2560x1080 on gta v I would think, right?
     
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    you wont see iris pro again for a while on desktop - broadwell was made for a reason , and that reason is why its not in skylake....


    to keep investors happy when they stated they would release it.
     
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    There is still a market for people who want dual screen but don't need 3d rendering power. I know a few people still using core 2 and athlon x2 who just want extra monitors. There is also the WoW and Moba scene even team fortress 2 and counter strike that don't require buckets of frames and want a cheap card to only just play those games. There are enough people out there for companies to decide they want their business and every card sold by one company is another competitors left on the shelf. I doubt people will be willing to pay the price of the i7-5775C when an i3 and cheaper card produces the same results.

    I do agree that the rise of AMD APU's and Intel's continuing improvement in the Graphics space has slowly eroded the lower end market, now if Intel would bolt iris onto a pentium or i3 and AMD actually released a product (especially in the Laptop marketed where A10's are like gold dust or only HP seems to sell them) maybe the low end market would disappear.
     
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