NVIDIA GeForce 945M technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 945M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 945M sales 8 April 2016. This is a Maxwell architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 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 MXM Module card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. An additional None power connector is required, and power consumption is at 23 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 11.93 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM108
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
8 April 2016
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1122 MHz
 
of 1607
Boost Clock
1242 MHz
 
Transistor count
1870 Million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
23 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
29.81
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
953.9 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Width
MXM Module
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
2002 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
16.02 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
GPU Boost
+
 
Optimus
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
CUDA
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
11.93
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
193684.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
19405.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2504.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
2850.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3309.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
13507.00
 
 
Passmark
1500
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
107 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
10.07
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
54.00
 
medium / 768p
33.00
 
high / 1080p
18.00
 
ultra / 1080p
15.00
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
51.90
 
medium / 768p
30.60
 
high / 1080p
17.00
 
ultra / 1080p
9.30
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
184.00
 
medium / 768p
101.10
 
high / 1080p
57.70
 
ultra / 1080p
45.50
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
111.90
 
medium / 768p
78.30
 
high / 768p
54.40
 
ultra / 1080p
21.60
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
85.70
 
medium / 768p
50.40
 
high / 768p
33.90
 
ultra / 1080p
12.60
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
50.00
 
high / 768p
48.00
 
ultra / 1080p
40.00
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
72.30
 
medium / 768p
53.00
 
high / 1080p
23.90
 
ultra / 1080p
19.10
 

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