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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 840M 2GB GeForce 9700M GTS
Red Dead Redemption 2 529% 1893%
Doom Eternal 441% 1613%
Cyberpunk 2077 765% 2637%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 529% 1893%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 288% 1129%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 765% 2637%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 765% 2637%
Grand Theft Auto VI 862% 2945%
Need For Speed Heat 529% 1893%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 76% 23%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 840M 2GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 9700M GTS.

The GeForce 840M 2GB was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9700M GTS, and so the GeForce 840M 2GB is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9700M GTS when running the latest games.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has 1536 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9700M GTS, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 9700M GTS has 35.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 840M 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9700M GTS is noticeably better than the GeForce 840M 2GB.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9700M GTS has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 840M 2GB is 583 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9700M GTS is 25. The GeForce 840M 2GB having 558 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 840M 2GB delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9700M GTS.

The GeForce 840M 2GB requires 33 Watts to run and the GeForce 9700M GTS requires 60 Watts. The GeForce 9700M GTS requires 27 Watts more than the GeForce 840M 2GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 9700M GTS to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 840M 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1029 MHzvs530 MHz
Boost Clock1124 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108G94
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date12 Mar 2014vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7
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1600x900
5.4
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1920x1080
3.9
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2560x1440
2.6
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3840x2160
1.7
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs48
Actual Shader Performance28%vs1%
Technology28nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate24.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate8.2 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power33 Wattsvs60 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4100M 2.5GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 840M 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The Maxwell architecture features many improvements and among them is the extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM108 which has 3 SM activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1029MHz and goes up to 1124MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The Frame Buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 1001MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.2 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 33W, it will only be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 20% faster than the older GeForce GT 740M. Therefore, it should match GeForce GT 750M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce 840M 2GB.
Extreme gaming reaches new levels with the NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS GPUs, delivering optimized performance for immersive gaming on-the-go. With increased performance over previous enthusiast class GPUs, the GeForce 9700M GTS GPUs powers the next generation of visual computing, blazing-fast mobile gaming, and the ultimate HD experience with PureVideo HD technology. This product is also enabled for CUDA applications and is NVIDIA PhysX-ready.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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