GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950M vs 850M 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 22,237 vs 16,135 Around 40% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 902 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,124 MHz vs 936 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher diablo III framerate 102.9 fps vs 61 fps Around 70% higher diablo III framerate
Higher hitman: absolution framerate 31.2 vs 14.3 Around 2.2x higher hitman: absolution framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 850M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M

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Higher memory clock speed 1,001 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 45W vs 75W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 950M vs 850M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
139.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 850M
152.76 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
40.08 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 850M
37.81 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950M
369.03 frames/s
GeForce GTX 850M
388.64 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

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Indeed, MSI laptops are coming with DDR3 versions (the value ones)
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