Asus & MSI GTX950 Face Off

Up Close - ASUS Strix

nVidia GTX950 Two Card Showdown

Up Close - ASUS Strix

To say the ASUS Strix take on the GTX950 is dinky is to understate things. This is a perfect compromise between a PCB small enough to enable the GTX950 to power your ITX rig, yet without looking like it's just a cheap graphics card. If you saw the previews of the GTX950 it looked like it might be akin to the old 'bare PCB with a fan on it' looks of old, yet ASUS have retooled their excellent Strix cooler and managed to make a card that is stubby, but at a glance is equivalent to any of the more expensive nVidia models.

nVidia GTX950 Two Card Showdown     nVidia GTX950 Two Card Showdown  

nVidia GTX950 Two Card Showdown     nVidia GTX950 Two Card Showdown  

With such a tiny power draw there is little heat to dissipate from the GTX950, yet the Strix has two fans and a pair of heatpipes to ensure that it should go like a lunatic when the GPU Boost 2.0 technology gets hold of it. All of this from only a 6pin PCIe power input.

nVidia GTX950 Two Card Showdown     nVidia GTX950 Two Card Showdown  

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Next»

Most Recent Comments

20-08-2015, 09:07:57

Nice fun review thank you. I think I would go with the MSI, mostly because it looks more substantial but the Strix could be good for ITX rigs Quote

20-08-2015, 09:21:42

Im impressed with how freakin close it is to a 960Quote

20-08-2015, 09:44:10

Originally Posted by MadShadow View Post
Im impressed with how freakin close it is to a 960
Aye my first thoughts too They are ridiculously close, leaves no room for a Ti model, unless they Ti the 960.

GTX950 £130
GTX960 £160

20-08-2015, 10:20:51

Not bad at all. Really needs to be compared to the 370 though given they have similar price point's, (although only 4GB version of the 370, 2GB version is notably cheaper). Looks like nvidia has a great budget card on their hands, although extensive comparisons must be made.

960Ti coming for sure, 960 was a joke given its price point, even more so now that this is out.Quote

20-08-2015, 15:11:36

Kinda think there should be more cards in the same price bracket in the graphs to compare it to. All well and good showing how it fares against a 980ti but people would generally want to know how it performs against other similar priced cards.Quote

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.