EVGA's new GTX 950 catalog ditches the 6-pin PCI power connection

Nvidia GTX 950 back angle
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It’s not uncommon for a GPU to require a 6-pin PCIe connector to keep it running. For that reason, it’s surprising to see that EVGA is bringing out not one, but four low-power Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 units without the 6-pin connector attached, in addition to four other GPUs with the 6-pin connectors still present.

Part Number

Base/Boost Clock

6-pin Connector

Display Output

02G-P4-1958

1127 MHz/ 1317 MHz

Yes

Display Port, HDMI DVI-I, DVI-D

02G-P4-1956

1127 MHz/ 1317 MHz

Yes

Display Port, HDMI DVI-I

02G-P4-1954

1025 MHz/ 1190 MHz

Yes

Display Port, HDMI DVI-I, DVI-D

02G-P4-1952

1025 MHz/ 1190 MHz

Yes

Display Port, HDMI DVI-I

02G-P4-0958

1076 MHz/ 1253 MHz

No

Display Port, HDMI DVI-I, DVI-D

02G-P4-0956

1076 MHz/ 1253 MHz

No

Display Port, HDMI DVI-I

02G-P4-0954

1025 MHz/ 1190 MHz

No

Display Port, HDMI DVI-I, DVI-D

02G-P4-0952

1025 MHz/ 1190 MHz

No

Display Port, HDMI DVI-I

All eight of the new GTX 950 GPUs have 768 CUDA cores with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, a 6,610MHz effective memory clock, and a lone ACX 2.0 cooling fan.

Keeping in mind that the hardware manufacturer recommends a power supply of at least 350 watts, the 6-pin-equipped versions have higher clock rates than those without. While the 6-pin versions of the GPUs max out at a 1,127MHz base clock speed, you can only expect up to 1,076MHz for those without the connectors.

Nevertheless, regardless of which EVGA-helmed GPU option you opt for, you’re bound to get the option of both regular and SC (Super Clocked) variants of the GPUs as well as an extra DVI-D port for some old-school video projecting.

EVGA is offering up quite the extensive menu of GTX 950 GPUs, and for budget hardware, they all seem — at the very least — modestly appetizing. It’s all just a matter of whether you’re willing to sacrifice a little clock frequency to avoid dealing with 6-pin connectors.

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