GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9600M GT vs 940M among Laptop GPUs under 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

4.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce 9600M GT

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT

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Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce 940M

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Nvidia GeForce 940M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,360.76 vs 2,024.88 More than 65% better T-Rex score
Much higher clock speed 1,072 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
Better floating-point performance 823.3 GFLOPS vs 80 GFLOPS More than 10.2x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 25.73 GTexel/s vs 8 GTexel/s Around 3.2x higher texture rate
More shading units 384 vs 32 352 more shading units
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce 9600M GT vs 940M

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce 9600M GT
2,024.88
GeForce 940M
3,360.76

Features Key features of the GeForce 9600M GT  vs 940M 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce 9600M GT
25.6 GB/s
GeForce 940M
14.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce 9600M GT
4 GPixel/s
GeForce 940M
8.58 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce 9600M GT
8 GTexel/s
GeForce 940M
25.73 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce 9600M GT
80 GFLOPS
GeForce 940M
823.3 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

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