NVIDIA GeForce 945M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 945M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 945M sales 12 March 2015. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and 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 7.66 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce 945M's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.28
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GPU code name
GM107
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
12 March 2015 (6 years ago)
 
Price now
$163
 

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 / CUDA cores
512
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
928 MHz
 
Boost clock
1045 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
40.80
 
Floating-point performance
953.9 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

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
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 

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
2.0
 
Optimus
+
 
GameWorks
+
 

API support

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

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 945M. 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.

7.66

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.

193684

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.

19405

3DMark Fire Strike Score

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

2850

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.

3310

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.

13507

Passmark

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.

2004

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
107 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 945M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce 945M's AMD equivalent is Radeon R7 M275DX, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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