GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 520M vs 940MX 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

8.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce 940MX 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce 940MX  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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Slightly lower TDP 12W vs 23W Around 50% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce 940MX

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Nvidia GeForce 940MX

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Much higher clock speed 1,122 MHz vs 672 MHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 14,211 vs 4,742.5 Around 3x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better PassMark score 1,225 vs 382 Around 3.2x better PassMark score
Much higher dirt3 framerate 22.6 vs 12.6 Around 80% higher dirt3 framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 7,646 vs 1,825 Around 4.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 2,834.5 vs 502 Around 5.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much better manhattan score 3,663.44 vs 1,466.95 Around 2.5x better manhattan score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 861.7 GFLOPS vs 129.02 GFLOPS Around 6.8x better floating-point performance
Significantly better face detection score 30.45 mPixels/s vs 3.24 mPixels/s Around 9.5x better face detection score
Higher texture rate 26.93 GTexel/s vs 5.38 GTexel/s More than 5x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 8.98 GPixel/s vs 1.34 GPixel/s Around 6.8x higher pixel rate
Better sky diver factor score 169.65 vs 42.96 Around 4x better sky diver factor score
More shading units 384 vs 48 336 more shading units
Better PassMark direct compute score 912 vs 214 More than 4.2x better PassMark direct compute score
More texture mapping units 24 vs 8 Three times as many texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 1,001 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
10.23 mHash/s
GeForce 940MX
103.58 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
3.24 mPixels/s
GeForce 940MX
30.45 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
83.38 frames/s
GeForce 940MX
313.03 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
1,621.67
GeForce 940MX
3,362.58

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
1,466.95
GeForce 940MX
3,663.44

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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