NVIDIA GeForce 830M vs NVIDIA GeForce 930M – benchmarks and gaming tests


Today we decided to compare two generations of mid-range NVIDIA GPUs with one year between the releases of the two – the GeForce 830M and GeForce 930M. Both cards are used primarily in budget and multimedia notebooks as more powerful (but certainly no gaming-grade) alternatives to Intel’s integrated graphics. It is clear you won’t be able to play at high settings, but will they have enough power at least for low graphics settings?

The two graphics cards have a lot of things in common – both use the GM108 Maxwell GPU, come with 2GB DDR3 memory, the same number of ROP cores and same power consumption of 25W. The most notable differences are higher frequency of 830M and the more shading units and TMUs on the 930M. You can see the differences in the table below.

For GeForce 830M we are using a Dell Vostro 5480 configuration with Intel Core i3-4005U, coupled with 4GB RAM and for the GeForce 930M we used ASUS K555L with Intel Core i5-5200U and 4GB RAM.

GeForce 830MGeForce 930M
GPU frequency1082MHz (1150MHz Boost)928MHz (941MHz Boost)
Memory frequency1800MHz1800MHz
Memory typeDDR3DDR3
Memory bus width64-bit64-bit
Shading units256384
Power consumption (TDP)25W25W

You can find more detailed information regarding 930M (2GB DDR3) here: http://laptopmedia.com/video-card/nvidia-geforce-930m-2gb-ddr3/

You can find more detailed information regarding 830M (2GB DDR3) here: http://laptopmedia.com/video-card/nvidia-geforce-830m-2gb-ddr3/

Download the latest drivers: http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Benchmark tests

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests


Tomb Raider (768p, Low)Tomb Raider (768p, Medium)Tomb Raider (768p, Max)
GeForce 830M83 fps31 fps14 fps
GeForce 930M92 fps (+11%)31 fps (0%)15 fps (+7%)


F1 2014 (768p, Low)F1 2014 (768p, Medium)F1 2014 (768p, Max)
GeForce 830M72 fps57 fps41 fps
GeForce 930M82 fps (+14%)66 fps (+16%)39 fps (-5%)


Thief (768p, Low)Thief (768p, Medium)Thief (768p, Max)
GeForce 830M26 fps21 fps13 fps
GeForce 930M34 fps (+31%)24 fps (+14%)14 fps (+8%)


GTA V (768p, Low)GTA V (768p, Medium)GTA V (768p, Max)
GeForce 830M13 fps4 fps2 fps
GeForce 930M36 fps (+177%)16 fps (+300%)9 fps (+350%)
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7 years ago

Hello my laptop is core i5 6200u-2.3ghz
Ram 4gb graphic card nvidiagt930m 2gb
Can i run low set GTA V on my laptop?

7 years ago
Reply to  aliefizzulhaq

Yes man You can run. But i recommend you to upgrade your RAM to 8GB For better performance.