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GeForce 825M vs GeForce 940M

Intro

The GeForce 825M features a GPU core clock speed of 850 MHz, and the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM runs at 900 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is made up of 384 Stream Processors, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

Compare all that to the GeForce 940M, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 1072 MHz, and 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM set to run at 1000 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also features 384 SPUs, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce 940M should be just a bit faster than the GeForce 825M overall. (explain)

GeForce 940M 16000 MB/sec
GeForce 825M 14400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 940M will be a lot (approximately 89%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 825M. (explain)

GeForce 940M 25728 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 825M 13600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 12128 (89%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 940M should be much (about 26%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the GeForce 825M, and able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce 940M 8576 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 825M 6800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1776 (26%)

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 825M

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 825M GeForce 940M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 27 2014 March 12 2015
Code Name GK208 GM108
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 850 MHz 1072 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 33 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 14400 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 13600 Mtexels/sec 25728 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6800 Mpixels/sec 8576 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 24
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

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

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 825M

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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.

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