It seems that Pascal-based GPUs aren’t the only products that Nvidia is currently working on. Rumour has it that the company is looking to introduce a low-powered version of the GTX 950. Interestingly, the upcoming graphics card is said to be a direct replacement for the already ageing GTX 750, which was released a few years ago. So it’s about time Nvidia came up with a new offering for the low-end market.
According to sources, Nvidia’s upcoming graphics card will be called the GTX 950 SE. Oddly, the “SE” suffix hasn’t been used by the company in a very long time. In fact, the last graphics card to include an SE branding was the GTX 560 SE, which was launched four years ago. SE graphics cards are usually low powered iterations of the original cards. Then again, instead of SE, Nvidia might go for the LP (low powered) suffix instead.
Rumoured specifications of the GTX 950 SE indicate that the graphics card will in fact be using the Maxwell 2.0 architecture along with a GM206 GPU core, which is similar to the original GTX 950. In addition to that, the graphics card will come with 640 CUDA cores as well. Being a low-end graphics card means that the GTX 950 SE will be utilising the 2GB GDDR5 memory standard instead. Unfortunately, there is little information known about the clock speed, memory frequency and bandwidth of the graphics card yet.
Bearing the GM206 GPU core means that the GTX 950 SE will be compatible with major technologies by Nvidia as well as DirectX 12 support. That said, the graphics card is expected to launch next month for a price of US$129 (about RM540). Gamers that look to play games solely on 1080p should keep an eye on this one. Then again, it wouldn’t hurt to save a bit for the upcoming GDDR5X Pascal cards right?