MOBA Gaming Performance – Is The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Worth It?

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Test System

Before we take a look at the results, let’s take a quick look at the system which was used for test the Radeon HD 6950 and GeForce GTX 950. The hardware remains largely unchanged from four years ago when it was assembled. It is built around a Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5-2400 processor, ASUS P8Z68-V LE motherboard, and 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1333MHz CAS 9 dual channel memory. An XFX 850 watt Black Edition power supply provides more than enough power for the system and the video cards. Testing was done on Windows 10 64-bit.GeForce GTX 950 and Radeon HD 6950

Graphic drivers used for testing:

  • AMD CATALYST 15.7.1
  • NVIDIA GeForce 355.65

Test SystemHere are the exact hardware components that we are using on our test system:

Component Brand/Model
Processor Intel Core i5-2400
Motherboard ASUS P8Z69-V LE
Memory 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1333MHz
Video Card Various
Hard Drive WD Black 750GB
Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Power Supply XFX Black Edition 850W
Case NZXT Phantom
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Monitor ASUS VH238H 23″


XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB Card GPU-Z Info:

HD 6950 GPU-Z HD 6950 GPU-Z

ASUS STRIX GTX 950 DirectCU II OC 2GB Card GPU-Z Info:


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  • No english sorry

    cpu bottleneck, only 2 cores, +ghz = +fps

  • Ben

    Thanks for doing a Heroes of the Storm benchmark, but too bad that only 2 GPUs were included. I am very interested in how mid-range GPUs compare to high-end ones in HotS. I’ve also head that the CPU’s performance has a high impact on the game’s performance. Would be great if you could cover this topic in more detail.

  • anon

    Lets be serious. At least in europe you can boy it for 160€ (not 160$) (usual VAT ~20%). For 200€ you can buy a 780ti.

    Given you’re buying a compromise graphic card (price range) why to buy a second hand beater?

    • Ashley Gann

      or (gasp) an r9 260x and then used the money saved towards an IPS or VA freesync monitor…