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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 470M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 470M

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Significantly better PassMark score 1,949 vs 952 More than 2x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 16,562 vs 11,920 Around 40% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 72 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s 5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 3,000 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
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 48 vs 24 Twice as many texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce 940M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 940M

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Much higher clock speed 1,072 MHz vs 535 MHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Better sky diver factor score 194.59 vs 114.53 Around 70% better sky diver factor score
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 750 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 33W vs 75W 2.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 470M vs 940M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

3DMark06 Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 9 GPU performance

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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