GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 460M vs 840M 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 460M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 12,942 vs 2,338 More than 5.5x better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 1,388 vs 879 Around 60% better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 60 GB/s vs 16.02 GB/s Around 3.8x higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 24 vs 8 Three times as many render output processors
Significantly wider memory bus 192 bit vs 64 bit 3x wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 32 vs 16 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better cloud gate factor score 12.72 vs 10.08 More than 25% better cloud gate factor score
Front view of GeForce 840M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 840M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,359.62 vs 3,294.35 Almost the same
Significantly higher clock speed 1,029 MHz vs 675 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 10,332 vs 1,623 More than 6.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,001 MHz vs 625 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed
Better particle simulation score 184.99 mInteraction/s vs 105.02 mInteraction/s More than 75% better particle simulation score
Slightly more shading units 384 vs 192 Twice as many shading units
Slightly lower TDP 33W vs 50W Around 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 460M vs 840M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460M
32.96 mHash/s
GeForce 840M
94.68 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460M
11.12 mPixels/s
GeForce 840M
22.54 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460M
391.55 frames/s
GeForce 840M
159.36 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460M
3,294.35
GeForce 840M
3,359.62

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 460M
2,688.05
GeForce 840M
1,855.62

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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