NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 950 mainstream gaming card is expected to hit the market on August 17th if the latest rumors are accurate. Expected to arrive at a sub-$150 price point, the GTX 950 is said to be based on the 28nm GM206-25x GPU with 768 CUDA cores, 2GB GDDR5 memory, a 128-bit memory bus and a 90W TDP. The GTX 950 is expected to be a bit faster than AMD's $109 Radeon R7 360.
Currently, the NVIDIA GeForce 900 series comprises of the GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GeForce GTX Titan X. These graphics cards start from a $199 US pricing up to a $999 US pricing on the 12 GB flagship Titan X. It has been more than a year since NVIDIA last touched the sub $150 US market, their latest graphics cards that were featured in this market were also the first Maxwell GPU based cards that include the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750. Those cards were based on the GM107 core architecture that showcased the great power efficient architecture that Maxwell was meant to be part of the high-performance second generation Maxwell cores.