NVIDIA GeForce 930M vs GeForce 940M – benchmarks and gaming tests

geforce-930m-3qtr

Today we are going to compare the overall performance of two GPUs from NVIDIA that are part of the Maxwell generation and are commonly used in entry-level notebooks for multimedia and light gaming. Interestingly, last year NVIDIA didn’t release a GeForce 830M GPU, but this year we’ve got a direct successor of the 840M (940M) going head to head with the 930M.

Both GPUs have a lot in common – they are based on last year’s the 840M graphics card and even sharing the same GPU inside (GM108). Also, we’ve got the same amount of ROPs and shading units (CUDA cores). The most notable difference, however, is the higher memory speed and higher base and boost clock of the GPU. You can see the differences on the table below.

GeForce 930M GeForce 940M
GPU GM108 GM108
GPU frequency 928MHz (941MHz Boost) 1072MHz (1176MHz Boost)
Memory 2GB 4GB
Memory frequency 1800MHz 2000MHz
Memory type DDR3 DDR3
Memory bus width 64-bit 64-bit
TMUs 24 16
ROPs 8 8
Shading units 384 384
Power consumption (TDP) 25W 33W

You can find more detailed information regarding 940M (4GB DDR3) here: http://laptopmedia.com/video-card/nvidia-geforce-940m-4gb-ddr3/

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

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)


Gaming tests

tomb-raider-2013-wallpaper1

Tomb Raider (768p, Low) Tomb Raider (768p, Medium) Tomb Raider (768p, Max)
GeForce 930M 92 fps 31 fps 15 fps
GeForce 940M 102 fps (+10%) 34 fps (+9%) 18 fps (+17%)

f1-2014-940x156

F1 2014 (768p, Low) F1 2014 (768p, Medium) F1 2014 (768p, Max)
GeForce 930M 82 fps 66 fps 39 fps
GeForce 940M 52 fps (-37%) 38 fps (-43%) 37 fps (-5%)

thief_4_wallpaper_by_christian2506-d5x4ppb1

Thief (768p, Low) Thief (768p, Medium) Thief (768p, Max)
GeForce 930M 34 fps 24 fps 14 fps
GeForce 940M 35 fps (+3%) 25 fps (+4%) 15 fps (+7%)

gta-5-cover

GTA V (768p, Low) GTA V (768p, Medium) GTA V (768p, Max)
GeForce 930M 36 fps 16 fps 9 fps
GeForce 940M 56 fps (+36%) 18 fps (+12%) 8 fps (-12%)
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
2 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Goran_Serbia
Goran_Serbia
6 years ago

Nice work. Thank you for helping me decide. Its not easy just to rely on numbers in chip name so articles like this help a lot!

Yog Yogi
6 years ago

Nice bro where k401lb vs asus asus a456uf, please reply OK

BEST LAPTOPS FOR GAMES

Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for GTA V Top 100 Best Laptops for Red Dead Redemption 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for ARK: Survival Evolved Top 100 Best Laptops for AC: Odyssey Top 100 Best Laptops for AC Valhalla [AnvilNext 2.0] Top 100 Best Laptops for Battlefield 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Top 100 Best Laptops for CS:GO Top 100 Best Laptops for Cyberpunk 2077 Top 100 Best Laptops for Darksiders Genesis Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Eternal Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2021 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry New Dawn Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 19 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 20 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 21 Top 100 Best Laptops for For Honor Top 100 Best Laptops for Fortnite Top 100 Best Laptops for Gears 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Halo: Reach Top 100 Best Laptops for Hearthstone Top 100 Best Laptops for League of Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for Metro Exodus Top 100 Best Laptops for Minecraft Top 100 Best Laptops for Need For Speed Heat Top 100 Best Laptops for Overwatch Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2020 Top 100 Best Laptops for PUBG Top 100 Best Laptops for Resident Evil 2 [RE Engine] Top 100 Best Laptops for Rise of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Rocket League Top 100 Best Laptops for Shadow of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Team Fortress 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for The Witcher 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Wildlands Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Six Siege Top 100 Best Laptops for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Top 100 Best Laptops for Warframe Top 100 Best Laptops for World of Tanks