NVIDIA GeForce 945M vs NVIDIA GeForce 910M

NVIDIA GeForce 945M

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The NVIDIA GeForce 945M is a mid-range, DirectX 12-compatible graphics card for laptops unveiled in March 2015. It is based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture (GM107 chip) and manufactured in 28 nm. The 945M offers 512 shaders (compared to the 640 of the GTX 950M) clocked at 928 MHz. The dedicated DDR3 graphics memory is connected with a 128 Bit bus clocked at 1000 MHz (effective 2000, 32 GB/s). 

Architecture

Compared to Kepler, Maxwell has been optimized in several details to increase power efficiency. Smaller Streaming Multiprocessors (SMM) with only 128 ALUs (Kepler: 192) and an optimized scheduler should lead to better utilization of the shaders. Nvidia promises that a Maxwell SMM with 128 ALUs can offer 90 percent of the performance of a Kepler SMX with 192 ALUs. GM107 features 5 SMMs and thus 640 shader cores, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs (128-bit interface).

Another optimization is the massively enlarged L2 cache (GM107: 2 MB). The increased size can handle some of the memory traffic to allow for a relatively narrow memory interface without significantly reducing the performance.

GM107 supports DirectX 12 with feature level 11_0 only.

Performance

The performance of the 945M is slightly worse than the GTX 950M but clearly faster than the 940M. The DDR3 variant of the GTX 950M is about 10 percent faster for example. Therefore, it is most suited for medium details of demanding games in 2015 (see below for benchmarks).

Features

GM107 integrates the sixth generation of the PureVideo HD video engine (VP6), offering a better decoding performance for H.264 and MPEG-2 videos. Of course, VP6 supports all features of previous generations (4K support, PIP, video encoding via NVENC API). Unfortunately, HDMI 2.0 is still not supported.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce 945M should be somewhere around 40 Watt. Therefore it is most suited for bigger laptops from 14-inch and up.

NVIDIA GeForce 910M

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The NVIDIA GeForce 910M is an entry-level DirectX 12 compatible graphics card announced in late 2015. Its core is based on the 28nm GF117 chip (Fermi architecture) and is equipped with 64-bit DDR3 memory. The 910M is a renamed GeForce 820M, which already was based on the the old GT 620M, GT 720M and GeForce 710M.

Architecture

The GF117 is based on the optimized GF108 Fermi chip (GeForce GT 540M) and offers 96 shaders, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. Each shader core is clocked twice as fast as the rest of the graphics chip, a technique known as hot clocking. More detailed information on Fermi can be found on the GT 435M GPU page.

It should be noted that the GF117 does not offer dedicated graphic ports and can therefore only be used in conjunction with Optimus.

The 820M supports GPU Boost 2.0, which can automatically overclock the card if the laptop cooling system allows it.

Performance

The gaming performance should be identical to the old GeForce 820M (see this page for benchmarks and game tests) and therefore also GT 720M and the Intel Iris Graphics 5100. This places the card in the entry level segment. Only old or low demanding games run fluent on this graphics card.

Features

The shader cores (also called CUDA cores) can be used for general calculations with APIs such as CUDA, DirectCompute 2.1 and OpenCL. PhysX is theoretically possible, but the 910M is too slow to handle both PhysX and 3D rendering in modern games. 3D Vision is not supported according to Nvidia.

Power consumption

The power consumption of the Geforce 910M should be similar to the old 820M and GT 720M. As a result, the GPU is best suited for notebooks 13 inches in size or greater. The efficiency however cant be compared to a modern Maxwell based GPU like the GeForce 920MX.

NVIDIA GeForce 945MNVIDIA GeForce 910M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce 900M Series
GeForce 945M 512 @ 928 - 1045 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5) (compare) 384 @ 954 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 5012 MHz
GeForce 940MX (compare) 384 @ 1122 - 1242 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce 940M (compare) 384 @ 1072 - 1176 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930MX (compare) 384 @ 952 - 1020 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930M (compare) 384 @ 928 - 941 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920MX (compare) 256 @ 965 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920M (compare) 384 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 910M 384 @ 641 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 945M 512 @ 928 - 1045 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5) (compare) 384 @ 954 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 5012 MHz
GeForce 940MX (compare) 384 @ 1122 - 1242 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce 940M (compare) 384 @ 1072 - 1176 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930MX (compare) 384 @ 952 - 1020 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930M (compare) 384 @ 928 - 941 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920MX (compare) 256 @ 965 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920M (compare) 384 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 910M 384 @ 641 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwellKepler
512 - 384 -
Core928 - 1045 (Boost) MHz641 MHz
Memory2000 MHz2000 MHz
Bus128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3DDR3
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0
Transistors1870 Million900 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesGPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, GeForce ExperiencePhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, Play, Optimus, GPU Boost 2.0
Size
Introduced12.03.2015 01.09.2015
CodenameN15V-GM

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
193684 Points (36%)
42738 Points (8%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
95097 Points (13%)
24517 Points (3%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 7913     avg: 9643     median: 9643 (16%)     max: 11373 Points
3677 Points (6%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 17980     avg: 19405     median: 19405 (11%)     max: 20830 Points
6636 Points (4%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2434     avg: 2504.5     median: 2504.5 (9%)     max: 2575 Points
913 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2816     avg: 2850     median: 2850 (7%)     max: 2884 Points
1022 Points (3%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 55858     avg: 85595.5     median: 85595.5 (11%)     max: 115333 Points
28613 Points (4%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 2877     avg: 3451     median: 3451 (11%)     max: 4025 points
1432 points (5%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2759     avg: 3309.5     median: 3309.5 (6%)     max: 3860 points
1413 points (3%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 910M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 910M
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 910M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
14.4 fps (5%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
13.3 fps (8%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
18 fps (8%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 910M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 910M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 910M
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 910M
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce 910M
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
113.6 fps (2%)
42.6 fps (1%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
59.4 fps (2%)
41.8 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
22.3 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
25.1 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
439 Samples/s (8%)
95 Samples/s (2%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
733 Samples/s (7%)
189 Samples/s (2%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
929 Points (3%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 945M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 910M → 55%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1280x720
GeForce 910M:
22.6  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
13.8  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
6.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
3.9  fps
GeForce 910M:
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low 1280x720
GeForce 910M:
19.6  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
11.5  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
5.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
3.1  fps
GeForce 910M:
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low 1280x720
GeForce 910M:
16  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
8  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
5  fps
GeForce 910M:
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
GeForce 910M:
13.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
7.1  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
4.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
2.1  fps
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 910M:
14.5  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
9.4  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
6.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
3.5  fps
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 910M:
38.8  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
25.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
12.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
10.7  fps
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 910M:
16.6  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
14.8  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
8.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
5.7  fps
GeForce 910M:
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low 1024x768
GeForce 910M:
23.2  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
16.2  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
7.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
4.3  fps
GeForce 910M:
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce 945M:
54  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
33  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
18  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
15  fps
GeForce 945M:
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Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
63.3  fps
35%
GeForce 910M:
22.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
37.8  fps
36%
GeForce 910M:
13.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
17.2  fps
37%
GeForce 910M:
6.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
7.3  fps
42%
GeForce 910M:
3.1  fps
GeForce 945M:
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GeForce 910M:
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FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce 945M:
201  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
103.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
69.3  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
130.2  fps
26%
GeForce 910M:
33.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
113.7  fps
24%
GeForce 910M:
27.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
65.6  fps
30%
GeForce 910M:
20  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
43.7  fps
32%
GeForce 910M:
13.9  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
60  fps
68%
GeForce 910M:
40.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
60  fps
49%
GeForce 910M:
29.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
35.2  fps
38%
GeForce 910M:
13.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
23.7  fps
37%
GeForce 910M:
8.7  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 910M:
»
Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
65.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
31.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
29.4  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce 945M:
47  fps
28%
GeForce 910M:
13  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
39  fps
31%
GeForce 910M:
12  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
18  fps
39%
GeForce 910M:
7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
4  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
51.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
30.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
17  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
9.3  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
229  fps
20%
GeForce 910M:
46.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
98.5  fps
24%
GeForce 910M:
24  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
52.7  fps
32%
GeForce 910M:
16.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
22.1  fps
57%
GeForce 910M:
12.5  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
117.8  fps
7%
GeForce 910M:
7.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
89.8  fps
8%
GeForce 910M:
7.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
32.3  fps
19%
GeForce 910M:
6.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
20.4  fps
29%
GeForce 910M:
5.9  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 910M:
»
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
59.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
36.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
20.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
18  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
98.4  fps
29%
GeForce 910M:
28.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
62  fps
32%
GeForce 910M:
20.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
21.2  fps
34%
GeForce 910M:
7.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
14  fps
31%
GeForce 910M:
4.4  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 910M:
»
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
72.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
53  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
23.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
19.1  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
44.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
30.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
18.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
12.4  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
114.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
61  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
28.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
15.7  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
GeForce 910M:
41  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
32  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
24  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
16  fps
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
130.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
85.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
43.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
30.2  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce 945M:
75.4  fps
med. 1344x756
100%
GeForce 945M:
47.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
26.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
20  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
184  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
101.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
57.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
45.5  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
198.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
118.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
68.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
33.2  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
65  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
53.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
19.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
13.7  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
71  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
44.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
18.5  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
111.9  fps
30%
GeForce 910M:
33.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
78.3  fps
31%
GeForce 910M:
24.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
54.4  fps
34%
GeForce 910M:
18.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
21.6  fps
34%
GeForce 910M:
7.3  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
133  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
101  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
73  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
17  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
81.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
66.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
38.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
18.8  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce 945M:
148.5  fps
34%
GeForce 910M:
50.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
92.9  fps
32%
GeForce 910M:
29.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
78.7  fps
33%
GeForce 910M:
25.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
26.4  fps
33%
GeForce 910M:
8.6  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
233.3  fps
32%
GeForce 910M:
73.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
117.6  fps
33%
GeForce 910M:
38.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
68  fps
37%
GeForce 910M:
24.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
31.4  fps
34%
GeForce 910M:
10.7  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 910M:
»
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
85.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
50.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
33.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
12.6  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 910M:
39.1  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
36.3  fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
34.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
29.7  fps
GeForce 910M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 910M:
52.8  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
48.6  fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 910M:
45.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 910M:
30.6  fps
GeForce 910M:
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med. 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
50  fps
high 1366x768
100%
GeForce 945M:
48  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce 945M:
40  fps
GeForce 945M:
»

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce 945M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce 910M → 33%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)