GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950M vs 940M 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

No winner declared

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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 11,920 More than 85% 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 6,942.5 More than 2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 1,807 vs 952 Around 90% better PassMark score
Much higher diablo III framerate 102.9 fps vs 53.8 fps More than 90% higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark06 score 4,444 vs 2,427 Around 85% better 3DMark06 score
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,271 GFLOPS vs 823.3 GFLOPS Around 55% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 15.89 GPixel/s vs 8.58 GPixel/s More than 85% higher pixel rate
Slightly higher texture rate 39.7 GTexel/s vs 25.73 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
Higher hitman: absolution framerate 31.2 vs 6.3 Around 5x higher hitman: absolution framerate
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 face detection score 40.71 mPixels/s vs 25.59 mPixels/s Around 60% better face detection score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 29.6 fps vs 14.43 fps More than 2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,373 vs 769 Around 80% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 12.7 fps vs 7.15 fps Around 80% higher crysis 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce 940M

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Nvidia GeForce 940M

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Higher clock speed 1,072 MHz vs 993 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 3,361.82 vs 1,679.86 More than 2x better T-Rex score
Lower TDP 33W vs 75W 2.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 950M vs 940M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
139.85 mHash/s
GeForce 940M
101.19 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
40.71 mPixels/s
GeForce 940M
25.59 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
369.32 frames/s
GeForce 940M
167.97 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
1,679.86
GeForce 940M
3,361.82

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
3,718.34
GeForce 940M
3,713.26

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