NVIDIA GeForce 945M: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce 945M sales 12 March 2015. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Maxwell architecture and made with 28 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 2 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 28.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 5.30% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 945M: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking547
Value for money2.27
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code nameGM107
Market segmentLaptop
Release date12 March 2015 (8 years old)
Current price$163 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce 945M's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 945M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores512of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed928 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1045 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors1,870 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)75 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate40.80of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance953.9 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce 945M'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 3.0
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 945M: 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 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed2000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth28.8 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 945M. 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


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 945M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GPU Boost2.0

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 945M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce 945M. 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 945M 5.30


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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GeForce 945M 2063

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: 16%

GeForce 945M 13507

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: 16%

GeForce 945M 3310

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GeForce 945M 2505

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

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GeForce 945M 2850

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: 13%

GeForce 945M 19405

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 945M 8099

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 945M 193684

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 945M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 107 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 945M 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:

Full HD27

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 9−10

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Metro Exodus 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 17
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
Hitman 3 9−10
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Battlefield 5 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 9−10
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1
Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 5−6
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1−2
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 1−2

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Battlefield 5 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
Watch Dogs: Legion 0−1

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 945M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 945M is Radeon HD 6990M, which is slower by 3% and lower by 5 positions in our ranking.

HD 6990MRadeon HD6990M

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 945M:

Similar GPUs

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

Iris Pro Graphics P580Iris ProGraphics P580
R9 M385XRadeon R9M385X
GTX 765MGeForce GTX765M
RX Vega 9Radeon RXVega 9
GT 650M SLIGeForce GT650M SLI
GTX 675MGeForce GTX675M

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce 945M according to our statistics.

User ratings: view and submit

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