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NVIDIA GeForce 930MX

NVIDIA GeForce 930MX

The Nvidia GeForce 930MX is an entry-level DirectX 12 graphics card for laptops that was announced in the first quarter of 2016. It is the refresh of the GeForce 930M and now supports GDDR5 graphics memory. It is based on the same GM108 chip and may feature slightly increased clock rates.

The performance will depend on the used graphics memory. With fast GDDR5 it should be similar or slightly faster than the Maxwell GPU in the Surface Book. With DDR3 it performs be somewhere between the old 930M and 940M. That means that only non demanding games of 2017 run fluently (in lowest detail settings) on the GeForce 930M. Games with low demands like Dota 2 or Path of Exile should run in higher detail settings and resolution.

The power consumption should be quite similar to the 930M and 940M and therefore also suited for smaller laptops.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
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 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 (compare) 384 @ 641 MHz64 Bit @ 2000 MHz
CodenameN16S-GMR
ArchitectureMaxwell
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed952 - 1020 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5/DDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesGPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, GeForce Experience
Date of Announcement10.03.2016
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook...

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 58151     avg: 58991     median: 58991 (8%)     max: 59831 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 6639     avg: 7226     median: 7025.5 (12%)     max: 8611 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 8187     avg: 8918.7     median: 9053 (5%)     max: 9122 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1340     avg: 1424.3     median: 1427 (5%)     max: 1491 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1502     avg: 1593.8     median: 1597 (4%)     max: 1660 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 54961     avg: 69103.2     median: 69562.5 (9%)     max: 82327 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 2100     avg: 2331.3     median: 2339 (7%)     max: 2568 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2092     avg: 2215     median: 2201.5 (4%)     max: 2376 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 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
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 +
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 264     avg: 290     median: 264 (5%)     max: 342 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 543     avg: 571     median: 544 (5%)     max: 626 Samples/s
- 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
43  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
13.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.