GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950M 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

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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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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 22,237 vs 14,211 More than 55% 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 7,646 More than 85% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 4,444 vs 2,834.5 More than 55% better 3DMark06 score
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,271 GFLOPS vs 861.7 GFLOPS More than 45% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 15.89 GPixel/s vs 8.98 GPixel/s More than 75% higher pixel rate
Slightly higher texture rate 39.7 GTexel/s vs 26.93 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Higher hitman: absolution framerate 31.2 vs 10.8 Around 3x higher hitman: absolution framerate
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
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 1,373 vs 912 More than 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce 940MX

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Nvidia GeForce 940MX

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Higher clock speed 1,122 MHz vs 993 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 3,357.58 vs 1,679.86 Around 2x better T-Rex score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,242 MHz vs 1,124 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,001 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 23W vs 75W 3.3x lower TDP

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
139.85 mHash/s
GeForce 940MX
103.76 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
40.71 mPixels/s
GeForce 940MX
30.06 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
369.32 frames/s
GeForce 940MX
384.8 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
1,679.86
GeForce 940MX
3,357.58

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
3,718.34
GeForce 940MX
3,681.82

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To everyone who still confuse about the comparison between these GPUs, GTX 950M will run games better at higher resolution than 940MX. Although the 940MX has newer memory (and maybe faster memory), the 940MX seem still can't handle the richness of texture and shader of newer game in higher resolution. This is my personal experience. 940MX will run lot of games smoothly in medium resolution laptops, and GTX 950M will have the SAME fps as the 940MX but in bigger screen resolution (example 1920x1080). So if you have concern more in the price/performance and not the gaming experience, go for laptops with 940MX. But if you also concern about gaming ecperience, go for GTX 950M. You can consider building/buying a gaming PC than go for GTX 950M laptops since with the price of one GTX 950M laptop, you can buy 2 PC with same performance as one. But remember that PC will cost you mobility.
i got 940mx DDr5 with acr i5 7gen and im happy with it im playing shadow or morder with high to mediums setting and sniper elite 3 with high sitting with 40-55 fbs Gta V ultra and fbs more than 70 DMC 4 +5 ultra with more than 60 fbs Restidnt evil7 with high setting its really nice
Go for the 950m. It's much better, believe me.
I have a laptop option with gtx 950m DDR5 2gb and another option with a gtx 940mx DDR5 2gb My question, which one would be best for gaming / development?
950m is mobile version of gtx950, however, its performance is equivalent to 750 desktop GPU. (or maybe a little bit better) which means it wont play any recent games with ultra or high 1080p, you need to compromise with graphics settings in order to make it playable. it will PLAY the games, but not in the best settings. Check out 960m which perfoms around gtx950 desktop GPU for better gaming
Thanks for the reply flader, in which game I can paly max settings (2014-now) ultra or high 1080p
Yeah, but 950m is better
Thanks for the reply Bob, Can Gt 940mx play all the games
950M GDDR5 will be a lot better for playing games. The DDR3 version of the 940mx is significantly slower
I need to bye a laptop I picked msi but I have two options 1 gtx 950m ddr5 2gb 2 940mx ddr3 2gb Which one is better, in 940mx can I play all the upcoming games?? And one thing 940mx is gt or gtx?? Please reply me soon iam waiting 🤔👍
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