With Geforce GTX 950 graphics card, Nvidia brings the new Maxwell architecture enabled features for gamers on budget. At least we hoped it will be that way. The suggested MSRP including VAT for the GTX 950 is €169 (Germany) while in most other EU countries the prices starts from 179€. This is more than we expected considering the card’s name. Traditionally GTX x50 series was cheaper, for example the GTX 750 Ti was priced at €140.
Anyway the card has power to play most games with high in-game details at 1920x1080 resolution and that is important. You should consider this card if you are upgrading from an older entry level GPU, like GTX 650 for example. The Geforce GTX 950 will even deliver playable frame rates with 4K DSR when playing MOBA games like League of Legends.
The GTX 950 comes with DirectX 12 support and good power efficiency. Many other features are supported like ShadowPlay and GameStream Co-Op which allows gamers to share their favourite gaming moments with the world or with a friends and play with them cooperatively.
EVGA GTX 950 FTW ACX 2.0 graphics card comes with a hefty 179MHz factory overclock which translates into a good 7% performance bump right out of the box. The ACX cooler is almost inaudible in 3D while the card turns its fans off when GPU temperature is below 60 degrees Celsius. This means total silence while watching movies or web surfing.
EVGA showed four different GTX 960 cards and three of them are equipped with the ACX 2.0 cooler, so we recommend to check one of these if you want a silent GTX 950 card. EVGA GTX 950 FTW comes with highest GPU overclock and it features an attractive backplate which is optional on other EVGA cards from the same series. We are only disappointed by its high price, but still we recommend the FTW card if you want top performing GTX 950 card with silent cooler.
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 FTW ACX 2.0 graphics card [Part Number: 02G-P4-2958-KR] has an MSRP of €189.90 (Germany). But we have some good news for gamers in Europe. In Germany, there will also be a €10 Cashback promotion (until 30 September) with participating etailers on both FTW and SC+. Similar deals can be found in Italy and Switzerland. Additional countries/regions may be included in next few days.