NVIDIA GeForce 940M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 940M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 940M sales 13 March 2015. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.8 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 33 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 7.99 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 940M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM108
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
13 March 2015
 

Technical specs

GeForce 940M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
384
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1072 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1176 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
33 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
28.22
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
903.2 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 

Memory specs

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 type
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 940M.
Display Connectors
No 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.
GPU Boost
+
 
Optimus
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
CUDA
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 940M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 940M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
7.46
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
123311.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
8818.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1422.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
1622.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2405.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
7530.50
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
993.40
 
 
Passmark
976
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
1660
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
11
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 940M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
101 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce 940M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.44
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
89.68
At recommended settings
64.52
New games support
44
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
25.00
 
medium / 1080p
11.00
 
high / 1080p
10.00
 
ultra / 1080p
10.00
 
4k / 2160p
2.00
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
122.00
 
medium / 1080p
35.70
 
high / 1080p
12.20
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
29.30
 
medium / 1080p
12.00
 
high / 1080p
10.10
 
ultra / 1080p
7.50
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
28.20
 
medium / 1080p
7.50
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
25.00
 
medium / 1080p
12.00
 
high / 1080p
10.00
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
31.90
 
medium / 1080p
16.70
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
29.30
 
medium / 1080p
11.20
 
high / 1080p
9.80
 
ultra / 1080p
2.40
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
30.20
 
medium / 1080p
12.90
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
42.40
 
medium / 1080p
14.20
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
59.60
 
medium / 1080p
26.90
 
high / 1080p
15.40
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
49.00
 
medium / 1080p
14.70
 
high / 1080p
12.60
 
ultra / 1080p
10.10
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
50.20
 
medium / 768p
31.50
 
high / 1080p
14.70
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
19.80
 
medium / 768p
15.20
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
20.20
 
medium / 768p
18.30
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
39.60
 
medium / 768p
31.80
 
high / 1080p
17.20
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
29.00
 
medium / 1080p
13.00
 
high / 1080p
12.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
79.40
 
medium / 768p
55.00
 
high / 1080p
24.90
 
ultra / 1080p
15.30
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
26.53
 
medium / 768p
18.74
 
high / 1080p
11.07
 
ultra / 1080p
7.98
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
33.60
 
medium / 768p
25.50
 
high / 1080p
10.10
 
ultra / 1080p
7.60
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
62.40
 
medium / 768p
43.80
 
high / 1080p
17.90
 
ultra / 1080p
16.00
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
31.30
 
medium / 768p
25.40
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
29.85
 
medium / 1080p
11.50
 
high / 1080p
7.30
 
ultra / 1080p
3.30
 
Dota 2 (2015)
medium / 768p
60.00
 
high / 1080p
48.90
 
ultra / 1080p
45.10
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
36.20
 
medium / 768p
21.65
 
high / 1080p
11.90
 
ultra / 1080p
9.40
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
64.12
 
medium / 768p
54.97
 
high / 1080p
14.77
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
40.70
 
medium / 768p
33.05
 
high / 1080p
16.50
 
ultra / 1080p
16.00
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
55.30
 
medium / 768p
34.70
 
high / 1080p
20.00
 
ultra / 1080p
14.50
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
31.40
 
medium / 768p
18.80
 
high / 1080p
10.20
 
ultra / 1080p
5.90
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
43.95
 
medium / 768p
30.65
 
high / 1080p
13.65
 
ultra / 1080p
13.20
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
166.65
 
medium / 768p
77.65
 
high / 1080p
38.75
 
ultra / 1080p
31.50
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
61.08
 
medium / 768p
40.35
 
high / 768p
28.15
 
ultra / 1080p
11.89
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
39.10
 
medium / 768p
24.60
 
high / 768p
18.35
 
ultra / 1080p
7.15
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
130.20
 
medium / 768p
62.10
 
high / 768p
34.20
 
ultra / 1080p
17.05
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
80.50
 
medium / 768p
41.60
 
high / 768p
21.60
 
ultra / 1080p
11.10
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
168.10
 
medium / 768p
141.10
 
high / 768p
112.60
 
ultra / 1080p
68.10
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
155.40
 
medium / 768p
106.20
 
high / 768p
89.10
 
ultra / 1080p
53.80
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
41.00
 
medium / 768p
38.00
 
high / 768p
33.00
 
ultra / 1080p
17.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 940M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 940M from AMD is Radeon HD 8870M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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