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

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Power Consumption

For testing power consumption, the system was plugged into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, the system was allowed to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes before a reading was taken. The other readings are peak load numbers recorded on the Kill-A-Watt meter for each MOBA game.MOBA Power Consumption

Power Consumption Results: Nothing too surprising seeing the modern midrange GeForce GTX 950 beat the 5-year old former high-end Radeon HD 6950 in every category on the power consumption. What may be of interest to League of Legends players using laptops are the power consumption differences between Summoner’s Rift and Howling Abyss /ARAM in which we see the latter has higher power usage.


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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…