GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 740M vs 540M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

5.6

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 740M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 740M  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 740M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,341.1 vs 3,068.37 Around 10% better T-Rex score
Better 3DMark06 score 10,161 vs 7,986 More than 25% better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 810 MHz vs 672 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Slightly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 5,459 vs 3,551 Around 55% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Slightly higher texture rate 25.92 GTexel/s vs 10.75 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
More shading units 384 vs 96 288 more shading units
More texture mapping units 32 vs 16 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 723 vs 337 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GT 540M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

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Slightly lower TDP 35W vs 45W More than 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 740M vs 540M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 740M
44.7 mHash/s
GeForce GT 540M
16.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 740M
9.37 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 540M
4.43 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 740M
157.01 frames/s
GeForce GT 540M
195.8 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 740M
3,341.1
GeForce GT 540M
3,068.37

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 740M
2,901.63
GeForce GT 540M
2,594.12

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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