GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R5 M230 vs 840M among Laptop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce 840M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce 840M  based on its gaming and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R5 M230

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R5 M230

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Significantly more memory 4,096 MB vs 1,024 MB 4x more memory
Front view of GeForce 840M

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Nvidia GeForce 840M

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Higher clock speed 1,029 MHz vs 825 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 10,332 vs 5,145 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much better T-Rex score 3,358 vs 1,496.06 Around 2.2x better T-Rex score
Better 3DMark06 score 2,338 vs 1,175 Around 2x better 3DMark06 score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,124 MHz vs 855 MHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Higher crysis 3 framerate 6.3 fps vs 4.1 fps Around 55% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 10.08 vs 7.37 More than 35% better cloud gate factor score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 13.5 fps vs 6.4 fps More than 2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher thief framerate 9.1 vs 3.8 Around 2.5x higher thief framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R5 M230 vs GeForce 840M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R5 M230
49.27 mHash/s
GeForce 840M
92.89 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R5 M230
6.66 mPixels/s
GeForce 840M
22.54 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R5 M230
GeForce 840M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

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