GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950M vs 460M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M  based on its 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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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 22,237 vs 1,623 Around 13.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 675 MHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,227 vs 6,709 More than 2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 1,536 MB Around 2.8x more memory
Better PassMark score 1,807 vs 1,388 More than 30% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 1,271 GFLOPS vs 518.4 GFLOPS Around 2.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly better manhattan score 3,702.33 vs 2,688.05 Around 40% better manhattan score
Higher pixel rate 15.89 GPixel/s vs 5.4 GPixel/s Around 3x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 39.7 GTexel/s vs 21.6 GTexel/s Around 85% higher texture rate
More shading units 640 vs 192 448 more shading units
Better T-Rex score 2.54 frames/s vs 1.1 frames/s More than 2.2x better T-Rex score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,373 vs 574 Around 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 625 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 460M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 12,942 vs 4,444 Around 3x better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 60 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 2,500 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus
Lower TDP 50W vs 75W Around 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 950M vs 460M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
139.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 460M
32.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
41.96 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 460M
11.12 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
373.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 460M
391.55 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
450.1 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 460M
105.02 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
2.54 frames/s
GeForce GTX 460M
1.1 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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