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NVIDIA GeForce 920M

NVIDIA GeForce 920M

The NVIDIA GeForce 920M (sometimes also NVIDIA GeForce GT 920M) is an entry level DirectX 12 graphics card. It is based on the 28 nm Kepler architecture and uses the same GK208 chip as the GeForce GT 730M, 825M and 740M. The 384 shaders are clocked at 954 MHz, while the memory (64-bit DDR3 interface) runs at 900 MHz (1800 MHz effective).

Architecture

GK208 is based on the Kepler architecture and offers two shader blocks, called SMX, each with 192 shaders for a total of 384 shader cores. The shaders are clocked at the same speed as the rest of the chip. Furthermore, the GK208 chip has 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs on a 64-bit memory interface.

PCIe 3.0 is now supported by the mobile Kepler series and GPU Boost 2.0 mode can automatically overclock the card if the laptop cooling system allows it. This feature is available on any notebook with a graphics card from the 800M series.

Performance

The GeForce 920M offers a performance similar to the AMD Radeon R7 M260 or R7 M360 and will handle modern games (as of 2014/2015) in low settings only. For comparison, a GeForce 930M is about 20 to 30 percent faster than the 920M.

Features

The feature set of the 920M corresponds to the GT 730M and 825M. This includes support for up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840x2160 pixels can now be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a if available. HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Another feature is the inclusion of a dedicated video encoding engine similar to Intel QuickSync that can be accessed via the NVENCI API.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce 920M is similar to the 825M and suited for 13-inch laptops and above.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 900M Series
GeForce 945M 512 @ 928 - 1045 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5) 384 @ 954 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 5012 MHz
GeForce 940MX 384 @ 1122 - 1242 (Boost) MHz64 Bit
GeForce 940M 384 @ 1072 - 1176 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930MX 384 64 Bit
GeForce 930M 384 @ 928 - 941 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920MX 256 64 Bit
GeForce 920M 384 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 910M 384 @ 641 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
CodenameN16V-GM-S
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *954 MHz
Memory Speed *1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
Transistors1300 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Date of Announcement27.01.2015
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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min: 44.5     avg: 46.9 (10%)     median: 46.9 (10%)     max: 49.2 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
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min: 52.1     avg: 55.2 (49%)     median: 55.2 (49%)     max: 58.3 fps
Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 1120     avg: 1165.2 (3%)     median: 1161.5 (3%)     max: 1259 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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min: 1023     avg: 1051.3 (4%)     median: 1047.5 (4%)     max: 1099 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 7053     avg: 7333.4 (4%)     median: 7242 (4%)     max: 8206 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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min: 4167     avg: 5211.8 (15%)     median: 5240.5 (15%)     max: 5778 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 85619     avg: 89909.7 (20%)     median: 90619 (20%)     max: 93491 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 35690     avg: 39046.5 (11%)     median: 39046.5 (11%)     max: 42403 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 36457     avg: 52038.1 (7%)     median: 51654 (7%)     max: 70114 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
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min: 280     avg: 280 (6%)     median: 280 (6%)     max: 280 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
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min: 586     avg: 586 (7%)     median: 586 (7%)     max: 586 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 1581     avg: 1710.8 (3%)     median: 1718.5 (3%)     max: 1816 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 1573     avg: 1796.6 (7%)     median: 1822 (7%)     max: 1899 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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min: 22.1     avg: 22.1 (12%)     median: 22.1 (12%)     max: 22.1 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst
low 1280x720
30.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
54  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
38.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
19.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Ashes of the Singularity
low 1280x768
12.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
6.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Need for Speed 2016
low 1280x720
21.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Hitman 2016
low 1280x720
19.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
15.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Division
low 1280x720
23.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
21  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
21.5  fps    + Compare