With 2GB of vRAM and a Maxwell GPU underneath a Twin Frozr V cooler, the MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming 2G Graphics Card can render high-resolution graphics while keeping cool and quiet. The GTX 950 chipset's vRAM is coupled with 768 CUDA cores running at a base clock speed of 1026 MHz with a 128-bit interface. Using the included utility the GPU can be boosted and overclocked to 1317 MHz for more intense gaming sequences or rendering tasks.
The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs, which are DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Using either the HDMI or DisplayPort outputs, 4K resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 with 60Hz refresh rates can be achieved. The GTX 950 can support multiple displays using NVIDIA's Surround feature for an immersive gaming experience.
Not only for driving displays, this card features NVIDIA's Maxwell microprocessing architecture. Graphics intensive programs can utilize the Maxwell architecture's parallel configuration of the 768 CUDA cores to speed up render times and other tasks that benefit from parallel processing. Maxwell architecture also allows the card to run efficiently and quietly, even under a full processing load.
The Gaming G2 version of this card comes with overclocking capabilities which can be accessed through MSI's Gaming App. The Gaming App allows you to choose one of three modes for the card's operation that best fits your processing load. Silent mode has the least overclocking of the three, this way the fans rarely have to spin up. Gaming Mode, which is the default, has a moderate overclock for stable operation along with a speed boost. OC Mode has the highest performance of the three modes and runs the GPU at its fastest speed while also overclocking the vRAM clock speed up to 6650 MHz (effective).
To keep cool, even when overclocked, MSI implemented their Twin Frozr V cooler on this card. The Twin Frozr V cooler uses two large fans to force air through the heatsink and dissipate heat and lower the GPU's internal temperature. Because this kind of cooler recirculates air back into the case, this card works best in cases that have unrestricted airflow.