GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8730M 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

Too close to call

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Front view of GeForce 940M

Nvidia GeForce 940M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8730M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8730M

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Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher memory clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce 940M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 940M

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Much higher clock speed 1,072 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 11,920 vs 8,620 Around 40% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,176 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 70% higher turbo clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark06 score 2,427 vs 1,370.5 More than 75% better 3DMark06 score
Better particle simulation score 262.54 mInteraction/s vs 150.76 mInteraction/s Around 75% better particle simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 769 vs 443 Around 75% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8730M vs GeForce 940M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
6.51 mPixels/s
GeForce 940M
25.83 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
289.46 frames/s
GeForce 940M
168.16 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
150.76 mInteraction/s
GeForce 940M
262.54 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
1.31 frames/s
GeForce 940M
1.31 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
18.75 frames/s
GeForce 940M
21.82 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
3,346.51
GeForce 940M
3,360.76

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
3,712.14
GeForce 940M
3,575.1

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