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GeForce 940M vs GeForce GTX 950M

Intro

The GeForce 940M uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1072 MHz. The DDR3 RAM works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this card. It features 384 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 950M, which comes with GPU clock speed of 914 MHz, and 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM running at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 950M 3330 points
GeForce 940M 1740 points
Difference: 1590 (91%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 950M, in theory, should perform much faster than the GeForce 940M in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 32000 MB/sec
GeForce 940M 16000 MB/sec
Difference: 16000 (100%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950M should be quite a bit (more or less 42%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce 940M. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 36560 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 940M 25728 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10832 (42%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950M is quite a bit (about 71%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the GeForce 940M, and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 14624 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 940M 8576 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6048 (71%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce 940M

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 950M

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce 940M GeForce GTX 950M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 12 2015 March 12 2015
Code Name GM108 GM107
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1072 MHz 914 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) (Unknown) watts 55 watts
Bandwidth 16000 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25728 Mtexels/sec 36560 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 8576 Mpixels/sec 14624 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 640
Texture Mapping Units 24 40
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 940M

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 950M

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce 940M vs GeForce GTX 950M”
ady1976 says:

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