NVIDIA GeForce 945M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 945M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 945M sales 8 April 2016. This is Maxwell architecture notebook 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 128 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 23 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 12.05 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 945M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM108
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
8 April 2016
 

Technical specs

GeForce 945M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
512
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
928 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1045 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
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 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 size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 945M: 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
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
16.02 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 945M. 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 945M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 945M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
11.78
 
 
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
1466
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 945M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
107 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce 945M 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
0.08
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
91.61
At recommended settings
67.42
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
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
72.30
 
medium / 768p
53.00
 
high / 1080p
23.90
 
ultra / 1080p
19.10
 
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
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
233.30
 
medium / 768p
117.60
 
high / 768p
68.00
 
ultra / 1080p
31.40
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
50.00
 
high / 768p
48.00
 
ultra / 1080p
40.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 945M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 945M from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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