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

6.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 

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

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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 5,012 MHz vs 2,002 MHz More than 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 80.2 GB/s vs 16.02 GB/s More than 5x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark06 score 4,902 vs 2,834.5 Around 75% better 3DMark06 score
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,305.6 GFLOPS vs 861.7 GFLOPS More than 50% better floating-point performance
Better cloud gate factor score 17.52 vs 12.04 More than 45% better cloud gate factor score
Higher pixel rate 16.32 GPixel/s vs 8.98 GPixel/s More than 80% higher pixel rate
Slightly higher texture rate 40.8 GTexel/s vs 26.93 GTexel/s More than 50% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,001 MHz More than 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
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 40 vs 24 16 more texture mapping units
Better T-Rex score 3.43 frames/s vs 2.04 frames/s Around 70% better T-Rex score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 18.8 vs 6.95 Around 2.8x higher crysis 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,593 vs 912 Around 75% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce 940MX

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 940MX

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Higher clock speed 1,122 MHz vs 1,020 MHz 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,242 MHz vs 1,085 MHz Around 15% 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
162.9 mHash/s
GeForce 940MX
103.76 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
45.89 mPixels/s
GeForce 940MX
30.06 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
3,362.15
GeForce 940MX
3,360.82

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
3,742.78
GeForce 940MX
3,551.65

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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