GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 445M vs 940M among Laptop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

6.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce 940M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce 940M  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 445M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 445M

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Higher memory bandwidth 40 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 2,500 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
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 higher clock speed 1,072 MHz vs 570 MHz Around 90% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 2,427 vs 1,148 More than 2x better 3DMark06 score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 6,942.5 vs 4,570 More than 50% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Slightly better floating-point performance 823.3 GFLOPS vs 328.3 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 625 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 384 vs 144 240 more shading units
Better manhattan score 3,575.1 vs 3,274.2 Around 10% better manhattan score
Better PassMark direct compute score 769 vs 420 Around 85% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 445M vs 940M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 445M
3,350.21
GeForce 940M
3,360.76

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 445M
3,274.2
GeForce 940M
3,575.1

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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