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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 840M 2GB GeForce GT 130M
Cyberpunk 2077 559% 2071%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 508% 1903%
Genshin Impact 565% 2090%
FIFA 21 235% 1005%
Watch Dogs Legion 541% 2012%
eFootball PES 2021 235% 1005%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 576% 2129%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 488% 1838%
Marvel's Avengers 529% 1974%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 853% 3040%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 840M 2GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 130M.

The GeForce 840M 2GB was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GT 130M, 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 GT 130M when running the latest games.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 130M, 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 GT 130M has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 840M 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 130M is marginally better than the GeForce 840M 2GB.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 130M has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 840M 2GB is 583 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 130M is 48. The GeForce 840M 2GB having 535 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 840M 2GB delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 130M.

The GeForce 840M 2GB transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 130M. This means that the GeForce 840M 2GB is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 130M.

The GeForce 840M 2GB requires 33 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 130M requires 23 Watts. The GeForce 840M 2GB requires 10 Watts more than the GeForce GT 130M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 840M 2GB to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GT 130M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1029 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock1124 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108G96b
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date12 Mar 2014vs08 Jan 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs32
Actual Shader Performance28%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate24.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate8.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power33 Wattsvs23 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
GeForce GT 130M is a middle-class level GPU of the 100M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2009.
Since it only supports DirectX up to 10, games that use DirectX 11 are not supported and unplayable.
It uses the 'G96b' architecture, same as GeForce 9700M GT, GeForce 9650M GT and GeForce 9600M GT, but features higher clock frequencies (higher than 9600M and 9650M but lower than 9700M) and lower power consumption. The technology is also different being 55nm instead of 65nm.
The performance is therefore somewhere between the GeForce 9600M GT and the GeForce 9700M GT.
Very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher 2 are probably unplayable, even at the lowest settings, while demanding games like Crysis 2 and Skyrim V can be played at low or medium settings (depending on the resolution used).
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