GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960M 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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M  based on its gaming and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 960M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 11,920 Around 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 5.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark06 score 5,277 vs 2,427 Around 2.2x better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 2,042 vs 950 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 53.8 fps More than 2.2x higher diablo III framerate
Better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 823.3 GFLOPS More than 70% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 8.58 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s vs 25.73 GTexel/s More than 70% higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Better face detection score 53.96 mPixels/s vs 25.45 mPixels/s More than 2x better face detection score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 45.3 fps vs 14.43 fps Around 3.2x higher BioShock infinite 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
Higher crysis 3 framerate 20.75 fps vs 7.15 fps Around 3x higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher thief framerate 27.8 vs 9.75 More than 2.8x higher thief framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 17.9 vs 15.32 More than 15% better cloud gate factor score
Front view of GeForce 940M

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Nvidia GeForce 940M

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Lower TDP 33W vs 75W 2.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960M vs 940M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
174.92 mHash/s
GeForce 940M
101.35 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
53.96 mPixels/s
GeForce 940M
25.45 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
3,362.04
GeForce 940M
3,362.62

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960M
3,717.22
GeForce 940M
3,564.14

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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