NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5) vs NVIDIA GeForce 945M vs NVIDIA GeForce 930M

NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)

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The Nvidia Maxwell GPU is a dedicated graphics card in the Microsoft Surface Book laptop. It is based on the Maxwell GM108 chip as the Geforce 940M with 384 shaders. Instead of the DDR3 graphics memory, the Surface Book graphics card features faster GDDR5 memory (both 64 Bit though). 

Thanks to the faster graphics memory, the Surface Book Geforce is performing better than the average GeForce 940M. However, the 945M and GTX 950M are still noticeably faster. Demanding games therefore only run in low settings fluently.

More details can be found in our extensive review of the 2015 Microsoft Surface Book with the dedicated Maxwell GPU.

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 930M

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The NVIDIA GeForce 930M (sometimes also called Nvidia GeForce GT 930M) is a (lower) mid-range, DirectX 11-compatible graphics card for laptops unveiled in March 2015. It is based on the last years GeForce 840M. In addition to the "normal" 25 Watt 930M, there is also a low power variant with a TDP of 12 Watt and support for DDR3 and GDDR5. The DDR3 variant should be approximately 10% slower than the 25 Watt version. The performance of the GDDR5 version is still unknown. The shader count for these low power 930M are also unknown. As the LP version is clocked only at 457 MHz + Boost it may feature more shaders (or a high Boost).

Update: The N16S-LP variant (5-12 Watt TDP, Low Power version?) will be available with GDDR5 starting in the first quarter of 2016. Later in 2016, the successor named GeForce 930MX was released that was available with GDDR5.

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. The 930M should feature the full GM108 with 3 SMMs (384 shader cores, 24 TMUs, and 8 ROPs due to the 64-bit interface). 

Another optimization is the massively enlarged L2 cache. The larger size can process some of the memory traffic to allow for a relatively narrow memory interface without significantly reducing performance.

Similar to GM107, the GM108 supports DirectX 12 with Feature Level 11_0 only.

Performance

The performance should be a bit below an average GeForce 840M due to the slower core clock. This means that demanding games like Evolve are only playable in lowest settings. Less demanding games like F1 2014 or Fifa 15 on the other hand should run in highest settings. See gaming benchmarks below for more details.

Features

GM108 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 930M should be about 33 Watts or less. Therefore, the 930M is best suited for laptops 13 inches in size or larger. The 900M series also supports Optimus to automatically switch between an integrated graphics card and the Nvidia GPU.

NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)NVIDIA GeForce 945MNVIDIA GeForce 930M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
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 @ 4000 MHz
GeForce 940M 384 @ 1072 - 1176 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930MX 384 @ 952 - 1020 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930M 384 @ 928 - 941 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920MX 256 @ 965 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920M 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) 384 @ 954 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 5012 MHz
GeForce 940MX 384 @ 1122 - 1242 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce 940M 384 @ 1072 - 1176 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930MX 384 @ 952 - 1020 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930M 384 @ 928 - 941 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920MX 256 @ 965 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920M 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) 384 @ 954 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 5012 MHz
GeForce 940MX 384 @ 1122 - 1242 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce 940M 384 @ 1072 - 1176 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930MX 384 @ 952 - 1020 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
GeForce 930M 384 @ 928 - 941 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920MX 256 @ 965 - 993 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 920M 384 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 910M 384 @ 641 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
CodenameSurface BookN16S-GM-B/S, N16S-LP
ArchitectureMaxwellMaxwellMaxwell
384 - 512 - 384 -
Core954 - 993 (Boost) MHz928 - 1045 (Boost) MHz928 - 941 (Boost) MHz
Memory5012 MHz2000 MHz1800 MHz
Bus64 Bit128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR5DDR3DDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB4096 MB2048 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), 5.0
Technology28 nm28 nm28 nm
FeaturesGPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, GeForce ExperienceGPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, GeForce ExperienceGPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, GeForce Experience, GameWorks
Introduced01.10.2015 12.03.2015 12.03.2015
Transistors1870 Million
Size
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
123411 Points (23%)
193684 Points (36%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
15597 Points (2%)
95097 Points (13%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 7424     avg: 7464.5     median: 7464 (12%)     max: 7505 Points
min: 7913     avg: 9643     median: 9643 (16%)     max: 11373 Points
min: 5685     avg: 6270.8     median: 6071 (10%)     max: 7808 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 11340     avg: 11380     median: 11380 (6%)     max: 11420 Points
min: 17980     avg: 19405     median: 19405 (11%)     max: 20830 Points
min: 8148     avg: 8373.3     median: 8309 (5%)     max: 8684 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1886     avg: 1919     median: 1919 (7%)     max: 1952 Points
min: 2434     avg: 2504.5     median: 2504 (9%)     max: 2575 Points
min: 1267     avg: 1299.8     median: 1290 (5%)     max: 1369 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2031     avg: 2075.5     median: 2075 (5%)     max: 2120 Points
min: 2816     avg: 2850     median: 2850 (7%)     max: 2884 Points
min: 1435     avg: 1469.7     median: 1460 (4%)     max: 1527 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 54088     avg: 54397     median: 54397 (7%)     max: 54706 Points
min: 55858     avg: 85595.5     median: 85595 (11%)     max: 115333 Points
min: 40616     avg: 59247.5     median: 56647 (8%)     max: 80544 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 2711     avg: 2736     median: 2736 (8%)     max: 2761 points
min: 2877     avg: 3451     median: 3451 (10%)     max: 4025 points
min: 2131     avg: 2250.9     median: 2247 (6%)     max: 2456 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2548     avg: 2577     median: 2577 (5%)     max: 2606 points
min: 2759     avg: 3309.5     median: 3309 (6%)     max: 3860 points
min: 2057     avg: 2144.7     median: 2153 (4%)     max: 2271 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
27.3 fps (12%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce 945M
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce 930M
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
113.6 fps (21%)
60.5 fps (11%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
59.4 fps (16%)
59.2 fps (16%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
513 Samples/s (10%)
439 Samples/s (8%)
372 Samples/s (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
1065 Samples/s (10%)
733 Samples/s (7%)
694 Samples/s (6%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
1676 Points (6%)
1454 Points (5%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5) → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 945M → 139%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 930M → 88%

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

FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
76.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
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low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
26  fps
GeForce 930M:
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Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
19.6  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
42  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
36.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
31.6  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
26  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
44.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Anthem

Anthem

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
18.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
20  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
12  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
35.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
20.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
51.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
28.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
74.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
24  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Hitman 2

Hitman 2

2018
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
16.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
26.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
20  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
29  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
90.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
23  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
31  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
22.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
28.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
21  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
World of Tanks enCore

World of Tanks enCore

2018
low 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
203.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
31.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
11.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
36.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
21.6  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
15.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
56.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
42.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
13.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
26.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
52.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
33.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
21  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
ELEX

ELEX

2017
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
25.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
14.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
28  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
FIFA 18

FIFA 18

2017
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
94.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
24.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
39  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
34.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
76.2  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
70  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
61  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
62.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
23.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
79.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
29  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
51.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
37  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
27.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
24  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
39.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
54  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
26.1  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
20.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
23.6  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
19.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
31.8  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
28.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
52  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
38.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
121.2  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
77.2  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
31.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
40.5  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
26.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
50  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
22  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
17.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
103  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
75  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
40  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
21.6  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
14.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
39  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
23.6  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
68.3  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
48.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
34  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
27.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x768
GeForce 930M:
17.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
35.2  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
28.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
23  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
23.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
34.5  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
21.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
27  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
26  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
9.6  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
6.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
3.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
25  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
16.4  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
9.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
7.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
62  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
39  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
19.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
12.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
34.3  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
28  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
13.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
12.6  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
46.2  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
28.5  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
12.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
11.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
21.8  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
17.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
9.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
4.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
GeForce 945M:
54  fps
GeForce 930M:
32.3  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
33  fps
GeForce 930M:
19.8  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
18  fps
GeForce 930M:
11.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
15  fps
GeForce 930M:
9.2  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
46.7  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
29.2  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
13.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
9.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
63.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
40.6  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
37.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
22.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
17.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
9.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
7.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
4.8  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
GeForce 945M:
201  fps
GeForce 930M:
99.7  fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
103.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
57.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
69.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
36.4  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
130.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
102.6  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
113.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
75.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
65.6  fps
GeForce 930M:
34.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
43.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
21.7  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
42  fps
143%
GeForce 945M:
60  fps
143%
GeForce 930M:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
35.9  fps
167%
GeForce 945M:
60  fps
113%
GeForce 930M:
40.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
19.7  fps
179%
GeForce 945M:
35.2  fps
83%
GeForce 930M:
16.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
13.3  fps
178%
GeForce 945M:
23.7  fps
88%
GeForce 930M:
11.7  fps
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
»
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
65.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
34.5  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
31.6  fps
GeForce 930M:
16.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
29.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
15.4  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
64  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
63  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
23  fps
204%
GeForce 945M:
47  fps
87%
GeForce 930M:
13 26 ~ 20 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
14  fps
279%
GeForce 945M:
39  fps
114%
GeForce 930M:
11 21 ~ 16 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
18  fps
GeForce 930M:
5 10 ~ 8 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
5 5 ~ 5 fps
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
»
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
51.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
26 (!) 27 ~ 27 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
30.6  fps
GeForce 930M:
16.7  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
17  fps
GeForce 930M:
9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
9.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
6.9  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
229  fps
GeForce 930M:
137.4  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
98.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
42.2 53.5 ~ 48 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
52.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
21.4 27.5 ~ 24 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
22.1  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
57.5  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
50.8  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
13.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
5.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
117.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
56.2 61.3 ~ 59 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
89.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
39.7 46.3 ~ 43 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
32.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
16.9 16.9 ~ 17 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
20.4  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
59.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
32.2 33.4 ~ 33 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
36.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
23.3 23.9 ~ 24 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
20.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
18  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
The Crew

The Crew

2014
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
34.7  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
26.4  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
17.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
7.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
98.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
43.5 (!) 46.5 ~ 45 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
62  fps
GeForce 930M:
32.4 35.3 ~ 34 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
21.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
20  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
14  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
72.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
38.6 41.8 ~ 40 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
53  fps
GeForce 930M:
26.7 29.2 ~ 28 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
23.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
19.1  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
44.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
23.7 25.2 ~ 24 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
30.1  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
18.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
12.4  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
114.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
50.1 64.6 ~ 57 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
61  fps
GeForce 930M:
30.1 30.6 ~ 30 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
28.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
15.7  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
57.3  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
25.2 76 ~ 51 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
19.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
117  fps
77%
GeForce 930M:
90 (!)  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
94  fps
79%
GeForce 930M:
66 (!) 81 ~ 74 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
76  fps
68%
GeForce 930M:
45 59 ~ 52 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
49  fps
65%
GeForce 930M:
30 34 ~ 32 fps
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
40.2  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
29.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
15.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
32.8  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
21.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
130.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
45.7 63.5 66.7 ~ 59 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
85.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
32.8 41.8 42.4 ~ 39 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
43.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
18.9 21.2 21.2 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
30.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
15.7  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 945M:
75.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
37 39.3 ~ 38 fps
med. 1344x756
GeForce 945M:
47.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
23.8 24.6 ~ 24 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
26.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
20  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
high 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
66.6 66.9 ~ 67 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
43.8 47 ~ 45 fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
184  fps
GeForce 930M:
184.5  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
101.1  fps
GeForce 930M:
90.1  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
57.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
40.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
45.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
33.9  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
48.2  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
29.3  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
11  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
7.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
198.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
98.4 187.2 ~ 143 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
118.8  fps
GeForce 930M:
58.3 75.8 80.4 ~ 72 fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
68.5  fps
GeForce 930M:
27.6 36.6 36.7 ~ 34 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
33.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
15 16.6 17.2 ~ 16 fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
65  fps
GeForce 930M:
40.4  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
53.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
25.8  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
19.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
7.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
13.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
4.8  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
40.2  fps
med. 1280x720
GeForce 930M:
33.8  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
17.6  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
45.6  fps
156%
GeForce 945M:
71  fps
83%
GeForce 930M:
35.2 39.9 ~ 38 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
28.2  fps
159%
GeForce 945M:
44.7  fps
85%
GeForce 930M:
22.6 25.9 ~ 24 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
22.3  fps
166%
GeForce 945M:
37  fps
85%
GeForce 930M:
18.3 19.8 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
9.4  fps
197%
GeForce 945M:
18.5  fps
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
»
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
111.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
53.3 62 ~ 58 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
78.3  fps
GeForce 930M:
38.2 40.7 ~ 39 fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
54.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
26.1 27.1 ~ 27 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
21.6  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
133  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
101  fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
73  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
17  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
59.3 63.1 ~ 61 fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
26.3 32.1 ~ 29 fps
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
59.6  fps
137%
GeForce 945M:
81.5  fps
72%
GeForce 930M:
40.8 45.8 ~ 43 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
44.7  fps
149%
GeForce 945M:
66.7  fps
76%
GeForce 930M:
32.7 35.5 ~ 34 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
30.7  fps
126%
GeForce 945M:
38.6  fps
68%
GeForce 930M:
20.1 21.2 ~ 21 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
15.7  fps
120%
GeForce 945M:
18.8  fps
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
»
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
94.2  fps
158%
GeForce 945M:
148.5  fps
87%
GeForce 930M:
73.4 79.2 83.2 92.3 ~ 82 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
64.8  fps
143%
GeForce 945M:
92.9  fps
74%
GeForce 930M:
45.4 47 47.7 49.6 50.6 ~ 48 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
56.5  fps
139%
GeForce 945M:
78.7  fps
69%
GeForce 930M:
36.5 38.4 38.8 40 41 ~ 39 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
20.8  fps
127%
GeForce 945M:
26.4  fps
63%
GeForce 930M:
12.6 13.2 13.4 13.6 13.7 ~ 13 fps
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
»
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
258  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
141.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
74.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
37.5  fps
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
161.5  fps
144%
GeForce 945M:
233.3  fps
76%
GeForce 930M:
118.2 121.4 122 123.2 128 ~ 123 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
82.8  fps
142%
GeForce 945M:
117.6  fps
72%
GeForce 930M:
58 58.4 58.7 60 60.9 61.6 ~ 60 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
55.2  fps
123%
GeForce 945M:
68  fps
60%
GeForce 930M:
31.9 32.5 33 33.2 33.4 33.5 ~ 33 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
25.8  fps
122%
GeForce 945M:
31.4  fps
62%
GeForce 930M:
15.6 15.6 15.7 16 16.4 ~ 16 fps
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
»
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
GeForce 945M:
85.7  fps
GeForce 930M:
36.4 37.7 ~ 37 fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
50.4  fps
GeForce 930M:
21.7 22 ~ 22 fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
33.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
12.6  fps
GeForce 945M:
»
GeForce 930M:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
112.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
85.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
42.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
10.9  fps
Maxwell GPU (940M, GDDR5):
»
low 1024x768
GeForce 930M:
138.4  fps
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
93.1  fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
73.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
44.9  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
med. 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
63  fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 930M:
37.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 930M:
18.2  fps
GeForce 930M:
»
med. 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
50  fps
high 1366x768
GeForce 945M:
48  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce 945M:
40  fps
GeForce 945M:
»

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Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce 945M → 157%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce 930M → 81%

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