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Gigabyte GTX 950 OC Graphic Card Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Contents
  3. Closer Look
  4. Overclocking Impressions
  5. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  6. Futuremark Benchmark- 3DMark (2013)
  7. Futuremark Benchmark- 3DMark 11
  8. Futuremark Benchmark- 3DMark Vantage
  9. OpenGL Benchmark: Cinebench 11.5 and R15
  10. Unigine Benchmark Heaven 3.0 and 4.0
  11. Batman Arkham City
  12. Hitman Absolution
  13. Metro 2033
  14. Shadow of Mordor
  15. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  16. Sniper Elite V2
  17. GPU Computation Benchmark
  18. Folding at Home and LuxMark OpenCL Benchmark
  19. Overclocking Performance
  20. Conclusion
  21. Online Purchase Links
  22. View All

Hardware BBQ gets very minimum support from hardware manufacturers since we have a no-strings-attached policy and ended up blacklisting even tier 1 brands for improper misconduct. But thanks to a handful of companies who value the importance and benefits of providing components for the test bench, we do what we’re good at with the resources at hand. I would like to thank:

  • Gigabyte India for providing Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT Rev 1.0 motherboard
  • WD India for providing 4x WD Red 3TB NAS drives
  • Coolermaster India for providing Coolermaster GX450 RS-450-ACAA-D3 Power Supply
Test Setup for: Gigabyte GTX 950 WindForce OC Edition
CPU+ CPU Cooler+ MB Intel i7 4790K + Noctua NH-U12S + Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT
GPU Drivers Nvidia GeForce 355.36 WHQL Drivers
Memory Kingston 8GB 1600MHz DDRIII
Primary OS drive SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD + WD Red 3TB WD30EFRX
Power Supply Corsair TX750
Chassis Lian Li A70F Full Tower PC Case

The Benchmarks are as follows:

Futuremark Benchmarks:

  • 3DMark: Sky Diver, Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme Presets
  • 3DMark 11: Performance and Xtreme Preset
  • 3Dmark Vantage: High and Performance Preset

OpenGL Benchmarks: Cinebench 11.5 and Cinebench R15

Unigine Benchmark: Heaven 3.0 and Heaven 4.0 3 presets

Game Benchmarks:

  • Batman: Arkham City with 3 presets
  • Hitman Absolution with 3 presets
  • Metro 2033 with 2 presets
  • Shadows of Mordor with 4 presets
  • SD: Definitive Edition with 3 presets
  • Sniper Elite V2 with 3 presets

For measuring GPU computation, I’ve included Compubench benchmark workloads.

  • Face Detection and TV-L1 Optical Flow Test
  • Ocean Surface Simulation Test
  • Particle Simulation-64K Test
  • Computation Benchmark- Graphics and Video Composition
  • Bitcoin Mining

OpenCL Benchmarks

  • Folding at Home Benchmark
  • LuxMark OpenCL Benchmark

Overclocked Performance Analysis:

  • 3DMark: Sky Diver, Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme
  • Shadows of Mordor with 4 presets

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