EVGA has announced new low-power versions of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, some of which do not require any PCIe power connection to work.
"The EVGA GeForce GTX 950 is now available in special low power models, but still retains all the performance intact. In fact, several of these models do not even have a 6-Pin power connector!"
With or without power, all of these cards are full-on GTX 950's, with 768 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The primary difference will be with clock speeds, and EVGA provides a chart to illustrate which models still require PCIe power, as well as how they compare in performance.
It looks like the links to the 75W (no PCIe power required) models aren't working just yet on EVGA's site. Doubtless we will soon have active listings for pricing and availability info.
So why suddenly now the urge
So why suddenly now the urge to flood the market with a replacement to the GTX 750Ti? Does Nvidia have a bunch of chips laying around that they are in a panic to dump? Also, do you guys think you might revisit this lower power GPU stuff again, and compare this 950 to the 750Ti in OEM, off the shelf systems again?
Could be for 4K UHD , HDMI
Could be for 4K UHD , HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 support
Basically, all of the
Basically, all of the offerings that have no 6-pin, are downclocked cards. Oh well. Still waiting for “PCI-e only” Polaris to come out…
Link to the EVGA product page
Link to the EVGA product page with prices:
It’s so easy to mod these
It’s so easy to mod these cards to draw more power from the PCIe socket. I have had several 750 Tis modded that would use up to 90W under load just through the PCIe slot. They easily did 1400 MHz+ all day long.
EVGA, like other AIB partners, aren’t allowed to go past 75W. Shame but, it’s not really a problem.
If you’re deliberately buying
If you’re deliberately buying a “PCI-e only” card to “mod” it so that t draws more power, you clearly don’t understand the entire purpose of such cards to begin with.
I understand the purpose just
I understand the purpose just fine. It’s about overclocking, and when there is performance left on the table, I can’t ignore it.
I hate resurrecting a
I hate resurrecting a comments thread for an older article, but have there been any developments regarding a release date? It’s now June, with the GTX 1080 and 1070 imminent, and many of the March press releases for the ASUS versions of these cards stated a shipping target of April, but no one is selling them right now and no further information has been forthcoming. And EVGA’s product/press page has not been updated at all and still reads as “Coming Soon.” Is it possible to get an update on this?