GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 520M 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 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 520M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 520M

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Lower TDP 12W vs 33W 2.7x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce 940M

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Nvidia GeForce 940M

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,072 MHz vs 672 MHz Around 60% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 11,920 vs 4,742.5 More than 2.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better PassMark score 952 vs 382 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 6,942.5 vs 1,825 More than 3.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 2,427 vs 502 More than 4.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much better manhattan score 3,575.1 vs 1,466.95 Around 2.5x better manhattan score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly better particle simulation score 262.54 mInteraction/s vs 25.04 mInteraction/s Around 10.5x better particle simulation score
Better floating-point performance 823.3 GFLOPS vs 129.02 GFLOPS Around 6.5x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 25.73 GTexel/s vs 5.38 GTexel/s More than 4.8x higher texture rate
Slightly higher pixel rate 8.58 GPixel/s vs 1.34 GPixel/s Around 6.5x higher pixel rate
More shading units 384 vs 48 336 more shading units
Better PassMark direct compute score 769 vs 214 More than 3.5x better PassMark direct compute score
More texture mapping units 24 vs 8 Three times as many texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 520M vs 940M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
10.23 mHash/s
GeForce 940M
101.37 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
3.24 mPixels/s
GeForce 940M
25.83 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
83.38 frames/s
GeForce 940M
168.16 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
25.04 mInteraction/s
GeForce 940M
262.54 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
1,621.67
GeForce 940M
3,360.76

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
1,466.95
GeForce 940M
3,575.1

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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