NVIDIA GeForce 940M: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 940M
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1072
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 2000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 4.16
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 940M sales 12 March 2015. This is 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 14.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

4.16%

percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce 940M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating599
Value for money0.40
ArchitectureMaxwell
GPU code nameN16S-GT-S/B
Market segmentLaptop
Release date12 March 2015 (6 years ago)
Price now$879 of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)
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Technical specs

GeForce 940M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 940M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed1072 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1176 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,870 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate28.22of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance903.2 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 940M'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
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 940M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR3
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed2000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth14.4 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 940M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 940M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 940M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 940M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 940M 4.16
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

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.

GeForce 940M 8819
GeForce 940M 1422

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GeForce 940M 1622

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.

GeForce 940M 2406

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.

GeForce 940M 7531

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.

GeForce 940M 123311

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

GeForce 940M 1104

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.

GeForce 940M 11

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 940M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 101 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 940M 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.

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

1080p19
1440p96
4K20

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Battlefield 5 17
Far Cry 5 11
Far Cry New Dawn 11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10

1920x1080
High Preset

Battlefield 5 13
Far Cry 5 10
Metro Exodus 6
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Battlefield 5 11
Far Cry 5 10
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Far Cry 5 2

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 940M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 940M from AMD is Radeon R6 (Carrizo), which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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