NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M vs 920M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
NVIDIA GeForce 920M

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
G9x
 
Kepler
Code name
N10E-GTX1
 
N16V-GM-S
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
2 March 2009
 
27 January 2015

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
384
CUDA cores
128
 
no data
Core clock speed
1500 MHz
 
954 MHz
Transistor count
754 Million
 
915 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
33 Watt
Texture fill rate
38 billion / sec
 
30.53 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
384.0 gflops
 
297.6 gflops
Gigaflops
576
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M 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
large
 
no data
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
SLI options
2-way
 
-
MXM Type
MXM 3.0 Type-B
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M: 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
GDDR3
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
no data
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
61 GB / s
 
14.4 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
Single Link DVIVGALVDSHDMIDual Link DVIDisplayPort
 
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HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
no data
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
 
no data

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
GPU Boost
no data
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
-
 
+
Power management
8.0
 
no data
CUDA
+
 
+
HybridPower
+
 
no data
Verde Drivers
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
 
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
OpenGL
2.1
 
4.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 285M 1.36 +18.3%
GeForce 920M 1.15

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 285M 6498 +16.3%
GeForce 920M 5587

Passmark

GTX 285M 734 +2.7%
GeForce 920M 715

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4403 −3.1%
 
4541 +3.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4403 −3.1%
 
4541 +3.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
40 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M

18.3% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (61 vs 14.4 GB/s)
HybridPower
PureVideo HD (VP2)
PhysX ready
HDMI

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 920M

Much newer (27 January 2015 vs 2 March 2009)
More pipelines (384 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (33 vs 75 watts)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
Verde Drivers
3D Vision
3DTV Play
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
3D Vision Surround
Optimus Support
NVIDIAGameWorksSupport

So, GTX 285M or 920M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 285M and GeForce 920M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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