The latest entry level GPU by Nvidia is the GTX 950, this is the cheapest new generation chip available on the Market at the moment, this allows you own a new DirectX 12 compatible GPU from Nvidia at minimal costs. The smartest choice to use if you are building a budget gaming machine running Windows latest OS, Windows 10, and for a MOBA gaming rig, this just makes sense.
The GTX 950 is the successor of both the older 750 and 750 Ti cards, suited to the gamer looking for a lower end card suited for the mass market MOBA crowd instead of a gamer who’s looking for a top of the range water cooled 6th Gen Core i7 rig.
Sitting slightly behind the GTX 960, who in turn is sitting behind the 970, boasts a 28 nm GM 206 Chipset, 768 CUDA cores, 2GB 6.6GHz-clocked GDDR5 RAM through a 128-bit bus. This is in line with the 960s chipset, the 970 is using a GM204 core. Although the 970 still looks like the top value for money Nvidia GPU, the 950 is much cheaper.
Nvidia is making a move to position the 950 as the Card to get if you’re building a MOBA rig. Although aimed at the younger budget players, there is a share of 30 Million gamers per calendar month, this is a 300% growth in the past three years, many popular players of HoTs, LOL, DotA will be making the right decision.
A Steam surveys maintains the GTX 650 is still the most popular mainstream GPU, the GTX 950 boasts significant frame-rate improvements with many newer games according to Nvidia. Benchmarks from Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Witcher 3 and many more, running at 1080p with medium settings and some moderate antialiasing, GTX 950 averages just over 60fps, the GTX 650 will only reach around 20fps.