GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950 vs 745 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 950

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,612 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 3.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 5,206 vs 2,167 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 105.8 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s Around 3.8x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher memory clock speed 1,653 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 85% higher memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,572.9 GFLOPS vs 793.3 GFLOPS Around 2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 32.8 GPixel/s vs 16.53 GPixel/s Around 2x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher texture rate 49.2 GTexel/s vs 24.79 GTexel/s Around 2x higher texture rate
Better fire strike factor score 44.05 vs 27.8 Around 60% better fire strike factor score
Better ocean surface simulation score 756.71 frames/s vs 335.34 frames/s More than 2.2x better ocean surface simulation score
More shading units 768 vs 384 Twice as many shading units
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,495 vs 1,048 Around 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
More texture mapping units 48 vs 24 Twice as many texture mapping units
Higher turbo clock speed 1,188 MHz vs 1,085 MHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Better manhattan score 3,711.68 vs 1,728.44 Around 2.2x better manhattan score
Front view of GeForce GTX 745

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 745

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More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Lower TDP 55W vs 90W Around 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 950 vs 745

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
214.87 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 745
96.34 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
60.21 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 745
24.01 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
756.71 frames/s
GeForce GTX 745
335.34 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
3,711.68
GeForce GTX 745
1,728.44

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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