GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 540M vs 820M 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

5.9

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 540M  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 540M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 7,986 vs 1,266.5 More than 6.2x better 3DMark06 score
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce 820M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 820M

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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 7,518 vs 888 Around 8.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher dirt3 framerate 13.7 vs 13 More than 5% higher dirt3 framerate
Significantly better manhattan score 3,533.46 vs 2,594.12 More than 35% better manhattan score
Slightly better particle simulation score 74.26 mInteraction/s vs 39.35 mInteraction/s Around 90% better particle simulation score
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 550 vs 337 Around 65% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 15W vs 35W 2.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 540M vs 820M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 540M
16.75 mHash/s
GeForce 820M
23.26 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 540M
4.43 mPixels/s
GeForce 820M
7.69 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 540M
195.8 frames/s
GeForce 820M
160.28 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 540M
3,068.37
GeForce 820M
3,352.98

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 540M
2,594.12
GeForce 820M
3,533.46

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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