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).


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.


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.


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.

GeForce 900M Series
GeForce 945M (compare) 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 384 @ 954 MHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce 910M (compare) 384 @ 641 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed954 MHz
Memory Speed1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
Transistor Count1300 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, GPU Boost 2.0
Date of Announcement27.01.2015
Link to Manufacturer Page


3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 85619     avg: 89910     median: 90619 (17%)     max: 93491 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 4167     avg: 5212     median: 5240.5 (8%)     max: 5778 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 7053     avg: 7333     median: 7242 (4%)     max: 8206 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1023     avg: 1051     median: 1047.5 (4%)     max: 1099 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1120     avg: 1165     median: 1161.5 (3%)     max: 1259 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 36457     avg: 52038     median: 51654 (7%)     max: 70114 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 1573     avg: 1797     median: 1822 (5%)     max: 1899 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 1581     avg: 1711     median: 1718.5 (3%)     max: 1816 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 44.5     avg: 46.9     median: 46.9 (8%)     max: 49.2 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 52.1     avg: 55.2     median: 55.2 (15%)     max: 58.3 fps
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
49.2 Watt (11%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
74.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
70  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
67.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
65.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
9.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
6.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
40.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
59.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
21.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
20.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
23  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2018

F1 2018

low 1280x720
12  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
24.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
9.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5