NVIDIA GeForce 840M: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 840M sales 12 March 2014. This is a Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 4 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 2 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 16.02 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 33 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.80% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 840M: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking756
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money0.13
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code nameN15S-GT
Market segmentLaptop
Release date12 March 2014 (10 years old)
Current price$743 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce 840M's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 840M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1029 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1124 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)33 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate17.98of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance863.2 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce 840M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizemedium sized
Bus supportPCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 840M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeDDR3
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed2000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth16.02 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 840M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 840M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GPU Boost2.0
Optimus+
GameWorks+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 840M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce 840M. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GeForce 840M 2.80

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GeForce 840M 1086

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GeForce 840M 7191

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GeForce 840M 2340

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GeForce 840M 1573

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GeForce 840M 8724

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GeForce 840M 5612

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GeForce 840M 119888

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GeForce 840M 4843

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GeForce 840M 5561

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GeForce 840M 23

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GeForce 840M 12

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GeForce 840M 7

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GeForce 840M 5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GeForce 840M 1

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GeForce 840M 9

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GeForce 840M 18

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GeForce 840M 2

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GeForce 840M 10

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GeForce 840M 13

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GeForce 840M 10

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GeForce 840M 7

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GeForce 840M 9

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GeForce 840M 5

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GeForce 840M 1

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GeForce 840M 18

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GeForce 840M 2

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GeForce 840M 13.3

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GeForce 840M 5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GeForce 840M 1

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GeForce 840M 10

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GeForce 840M 2

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GeForce 840M 7

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GeForce 840M 13.3

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GeForce 840M 18

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04 *

Benchmark coverage: 0%

GeForce 840M 9

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 840M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

900p45
Full HD18

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 6−7

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Battlefield 5 6−7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Hitman 3 5−6
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Battlefield 5 6−7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Hitman 3 5−6
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9−10
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9
Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Battlefield 5 6−7
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6
Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Hitman 3 6−7
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 1−2
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 1−2
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1−2
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Cyberpunk 2077 0−1
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 840M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 840M is Radeon 625, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce 840M according to our statistics.

User Ratings

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