We're currently holding our breath for any announcements coming out of NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference this evening, but close partners EVGA haven't forgotten the needs of the moment. Today they're launching new models in the entry-level gaming GTX 950 lineup, improving the selection available to those who are gaming on a budget and members of their range which can be powered entirely through the PCI-Express Bus.
The GTX 950 offers up to three times the performance of the GTX 650, the card it ostensibly replaces, at 1080p. Not only does this allow smooth frame rates with top titles such as Heroes of the Storm, but also solidly playable frame rates in demanding games such as Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. That's due to NVIDIA's powerful 2nd gen. Maxwell architecture, which has proved itself to be flexible and efficient since it was launched with the GTX 980 18 months ago.
Due to the efficiency of the Maxwell Architecture it's also possible to power the card solely from the PCI-Express Bus. No need for a 6-pin or 8-pin auxiliary cuts down both upgrade and overall system cost, although you'll still want to ensure that your PSU is of high build quality.
Six cards constitute the EVGA GTX 950 range, delineated by video I/O options and performance levels:
For more information visit the dedicated EVGA GTX 950 landing page at http://www.evga.com/articles/00990/evga-geforce-gtx-950-low-power/