NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card Review – ASUS STRIX GTX 950


Final Thoughts and Conclusions


Hopefully you clicked through the benchmark pages before making it to the conclusion and if you did you’ll have seen that the ASUS GeForce GTX 950 STRIX 2GB video card was significantly faster than the AMD Radeon R7 370 and usually under 20% slower than the GeForce GTX 960. The GeForce GTX 950 made short work of the AMD Radeon R7 370 and we have a feeling that is going to shock many people as we weren’t expecting to see that big of a performance gap. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 not only performed better than the Radeon R7 370 in all the benchmarks that we ran, but it also used significantly less power when outperforming the R7 370 in the game titles. By the time you factor in all of NVIDIA’s other features (NVIDIA G-Sync, HDMI 2.0 display output, DX 12_1 feature level support and so on) you have a video card that is clearly superior to AMD Radeon R7 370!

When it comes to pricing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 has an MSRP of $159 and the ASUS STRIX GTX 950 2GB card that we tested today runs $169.99. That is a pretty fair price. The MSI Radeon R7 370 Gaming 2GB video card that we looked at here today for comparison sake runs $159.99 shipped. For only being $10 more you get a better gaming and overall usage scenario with the GeForce GTX 950. If you wanted to spend a little more money for more performance you can get a fully enabled GM206 GPU card like the ASUS STRIX GTX960 2GB for $200.99 shipped.

Here is the suggest retail pricing for the current NVIDIA GeForce GTX cards.

  • GTX TITAN X: $999
  • GTX 980 Ti: $649
  • GTX 980: $499
  • GTX 970: $329
  • GTX 960: $199
  • GTX 950: $159
  • GTX 750 Ti: $119

ASUS GeForce GTX 950 Strix 2GB Graphics Card

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 cards will be appearing at retailers today and we highly suggest giving them a look if you are shopping for a video card in the $159 to $179 price range. They appear to blow away the AMD Radeon R7 370 cards and is likely plenty for someone searching for a capable 1080P gaming graphics card for their Windows 10 system!

LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line: The ASUS STRIX GTX 950 2GB video card offers performance and features that AMD is unable to come close to touching at this price point!