Gigabyte lops the six-pin power plug off its GeForce GTX 950

— 4:40 PM on April 7, 2016

Gigabyte is introducing a low-power GTX 950 that doesn't require a six-pin PCIe power plug today. This GTX 950 follows similar cards from EVGA and Asus, who have already announced their entries into the power-sipping GTX 950 arena. Gigabyte sets apart its black marvel by highlighting its fan design and OC Guru II software.

The card's half-length, full-height, dual-slot form factor is similar to the other low-power GTX 950s we've seen. It has a single 90-mm fan with ridged fins that purportedly increase airflow by 23% over smooth fins. The card is rounded out with a comprehensive port selection includes HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I, and DVI-D outputs.

Gigabyte's OC Guru II software offers a clean-looking grid-based UI for its various controls. It provides the expected tunable options for core clocks, memory speeds, and fan profiles.

Cooler and software aside, this GTX 950 is pretty standard fare. Its GM206 GPU is paired with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM operating at 6610MT/s. Gigabyte lets owners choose between two clock speed ranges: an "OC Mode" with 1051MHz base and 1228MHz boost clocks, plus a less-aggressive "Gaming Mode" with a 1026MHz base clock and an 1190MHz boost speed.

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