NVIDIA GeForce 945M vs 940MX

NVIDIA GeForce 945M
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

General info

Comparison of GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Maxwell
Code name
GM107
 
GM107
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
27 October 2015
 
28 June 2016

Technical specs

GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX'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 and GeForce 940MX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
512
Core clock speed
928 MHz
 
1122 MHz
Boost Clock
1020 MHz
 
861 MHz
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
1,870 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
23 Watt
Texture fill rate
40.80
 
27.55
Floating-point performance
953.9 gflops
 
762.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX 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
 
medium sized
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX: 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
 
DDR3, GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
5012 MHz
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
 
40.1 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
+
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
Optimus
+
 
+
GameWorks
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
GeForce Experience
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce 945M 4.67 +126.7%
GeForce 940MX 2.06

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GeForce 945M 193684 +31.1%
GeForce 940MX 147706

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GeForce 945M 19405 +68.5%
GeForce 940MX 11513

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce 945M 2505 +36.6%
GeForce 940MX 1834

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GeForce 945M 2850 +42.8%
GeForce 940MX 1996

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GeForce 945M 3310 +29.5%
GeForce 940MX 2556

3DMark Vantage Performance

GeForce 945M 13507 +58%
GeForce 940MX 8549

Passmark

GeForce 945M 2130 +38.3%
GeForce 940MX 1540

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
107 Mh/s +4.9%
 
102 Mh/s −4.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 945M

126.7% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (640 vs 512)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

Somewhat newer (28 June 2016 vs 27 October 2015)
Higher memory bandwidth (40.1 vs 28.8 GB/s)
Less power hungry (23 vs 75 watts)
GameWorks

So, 945M or 940MX?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 945M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 945M and GeForce 940MX, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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