GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860M vs 940MX 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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 860M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M

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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,220.5 vs 14,211 Around 65% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 2,002 MHz Around 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 18,276.5 vs 7,646 Around 2.5x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 80 GB/s vs 16.02 GB/s Around 5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 76.5 GTexel/s vs 26.93 GTexel/s More than 2.8x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 1,836.3 GFLOPS vs 861.7 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Better 3DMark06 score 4,902 vs 2,834.5 Around 75% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly more texture mapping units 96 vs 24 72 more texture mapping units
More shading units 1,152 vs 384 Three times as many shading units
Higher pixel rate 19.13 GPixel/s vs 8.98 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Better cloud gate factor score 17.53 vs 12.11 Around 45% better cloud gate factor score
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,001 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Better T-Rex score 3.43 frames/s vs 2.05 frames/s More than 65% better T-Rex score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 18.8 vs 6.95 Around 2.8x higher crysis 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce 940MX

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 940MX

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,122 MHz vs 797 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,242 MHz vs 915 MHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 23W vs 75W 3.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 860M vs 940MX

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
162.81 mHash/s
GeForce 940MX
101.62 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s
GeForce 940MX
29.5 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
3,362.56
GeForce 940MX
3,362.52

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
3,716.98
GeForce 940MX
3,716.04

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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