GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950M vs 930M 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

7.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 950M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 22,237 vs 11,760 Around 90% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,227 vs 6,557 Around 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher diablo III framerate 102.9 fps vs 44.9 fps More than 2.2x higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark06 score 4,444 vs 2,138 More than 2x better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 1,807 vs 904 Around 2x better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 928 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,271 GFLOPS vs 712.7 GFLOPS Around 80% better floating-point performance
Higher turbo clock speed 1,124 MHz vs 941 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher pixel rate 15.89 GPixel/s vs 7.42 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 39.7 GTexel/s vs 22.27 GTexel/s Around 80% higher texture rate
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
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 29.6 fps vs 13.4 fps Around 2.2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,373 vs 618 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce 930M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 930M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,378.64 vs 1,679.86 More than 2x better T-Rex score
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 43 vs 22.75 Around 90% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Lower TDP 33W vs 75W 2.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 950M vs 930M

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

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
1,679.86
GeForce 930M
3,378.64

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
3,718.34
GeForce 930M
3,737.58

Battlefield 4

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

GeForce GTX 950M
29.6 fps
GeForce 930M
13.4 fps

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

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