MSI has announced its take on the low-powered version of Nvidia’s GTX 950 graphics cards. However, unlike Asus, MSI decided to manufacture two brand new low-powered graphics cards called the GTX 950 2GD5 OCV2 and 2GD5T OCV3.
Specification-wise, both graphics cards are the same. The base and boost clock of both GPUs are 1076MHz and 1253MHz respectively. Memory size is also the same between both graphics cards (2GB). The same can also be said about the memory interface (128-bit), type (GDDR5) and clock (6600MHz).
The only distinguishable difference between MSI’s GTX 950 OCV2 and OCV3 are their cooling solutions. The GTX 950 OCV2 features a single fan design, making it shorter and suitable for mini-ITX builds. Meanwhile, the GTX 950 OCV3 features the conventional dual fan design and a longer PCB. This means that it’s suitable for typical desktop builds.
Being low-powered graphics cards mean that both the GTX 950 OCV2 and OCV3 have a TDP of merely 75W, which allows it to draw power solely from the PCIe slot. The price and availability of both MSI’s newest graphics cards were not announced. However, sources are estimating both graphics cards to be priced at around US$150. More information regarding the GTX 950 2GD5 OCV2 and 2GD5T OCV3 can be found on MSI’s official website.