We know that a lot of you are eager to know how some of upcoming NVIDIA GPUs part of the Maxwell family will score against their predecessors. We are happy to inform you that we have an engineering sample of the GeForce 940M. It uses A GM108M graphic processor or also known as N165-GT-S.

The 940M is equipped with 2GB of dedicated DDR3 memory, 8 ROPs, 32 texture units and 64-bit bus. The GPU is clocked at 1072MHz and can go up to 1176MHz when needed. Also, the memory’s frequency is 1001MHz. So, in general, last year’s 840M GPU has the same amount of shading units (384), a bit lower base clock of 1029MHz and again, slightly lower boost frequency – 1124MHz. However, as you can see from the table below, the 940M shows around 10% better performance over last year’s successor. Have you expected more or you are satisfied with the results? Keep in mind, though, that the GPU we’ve tested is an engineering sample, so until it’s released, results may differ.

940m

Benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
1631193797 753 laptop default
NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2GB DDR3)
NVIDIA Prototype
price
1727.00

performance
Lenovo Z50
NVIDIA GeForce 840M (4GB DDR3)
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
1531.00-11.3%
laptop main 191 F555
NVIDIA GeForce 840M (2GB DDR3)
ASUS F555LN
1576.00-8.7%
laptop main 141 acer aspire e1 572g NX MJREX 001
AMD Radeon R7 M265 (2GB DDR3)
Acer Aspire E1-572G
1221.00-29.3%
1636474866 342 laptop main 184 asus n551jkcn112d
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (2GB DDR3)
ASUS N551
3062.00+77.3%
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
1631193797 753 laptop default
NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2GB DDR3)
NVIDIA Prototype
price
470.00

performance
Lenovo Z50
NVIDIA GeForce 840M (4GB DDR3)
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
428.00-8.9%
laptop main 191 F555
NVIDIA GeForce 840M (2GB DDR3)
ASUS F555LN
440.00-6.4%
laptop main 141 acer aspire e1 572g NX MJREX 001
AMD Radeon R7 M265 (2GB DDR3)
Acer Aspire E1-572G
396.00-15.7%
1636474866 342 laptop main 184 asus n551jkcn112d
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (2GB DDR3)
ASUS N551
930.00+97.9%
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
1631193797 753 laptop default
NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2GB DDR3)
NVIDIA Prototype
price
350.00

performance
Lenovo Z50
NVIDIA GeForce 840M (4GB DDR3)
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
339.00-3.1%
laptop main 191 F555
NVIDIA GeForce 840M (2GB DDR3)
ASUS F555LN
320.00-8.6%
laptop main 141 acer aspire e1 572g NX MJREX 001
AMD Radeon R7 M265 (2GB DDR3)
Acer Aspire E1-572G
0.00-100%
1636474866 342 laptop main 184 asus n551jkcn112d
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (2GB DDR3)
ASUS N551
737.00+110.6%
Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)
1631193797 753 laptop default
NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2GB DDR3)
NVIDIA Prototype
price
0.00

performance
Lenovo Z50
NVIDIA GeForce 840M (4GB DDR3)
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
0.00
laptop main 191 F555
NVIDIA GeForce 840M (2GB DDR3)
ASUS F555LN
0.00
laptop main 141 acer aspire e1 572g NX MJREX 001
AMD Radeon R7 M265 (2GB DDR3)
Acer Aspire E1-572G
0.00
1636474866 342 laptop main 184 asus n551jkcn112d
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (2GB DDR3)
ASUS N551
0.00

Currently, GeForce 940M is ranked in the middle of our Laptop Graphics ranking list.

Gaming tests

1636431312 171 game fifa14

Low settings
220
Frames/second
Average settings
193
Frames/second
High settings
175
Frames/second
1636431339 98 game metro

Low settings
36
Frames/second
Average settings
30
Frames/second
High settings
12
Frames/second
1636431371 442 game raider

Low settings
105
Frames/second
Average settings
36
Frames/second
High settings
17
Frames/second

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