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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 840M 2GB Quadro FX 3500M
Cyberpunk 2077 559% 2075%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 508% 1907%
Genshin Impact 565% 2094%
FIFA 21 235% 1007%
Watch Dogs Legion 541% 2017%
eFootball PES 2021 235% 1007%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 576% 2133%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 488% 1842%
Marvel's Avengers 529% 1978%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 853% 3046%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 840M 2GB are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3500M.

The GeForce 840M 2GB was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 3500M, 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 Quadro FX 3500M when running the latest games.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has 1536 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 3500M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Quadro FX 3500M has 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 840M 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3500M is slightly better than the GeForce 840M 2GB.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 3500M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 840M 2GB requires 33 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3500M requires 45 Watts. The Quadro FX 3500M requires 12 Watts more than the GeForce 840M 2GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 3500M 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 MHzvs575 MHz
Boost Clock1124 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108G71GLM
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date12 Mar 2014vs01 Mar 2007
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 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs44.8GB/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 Units384vs-
Actual Shader Performance28%vs-
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 Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power33 Wattsvs45 Watts
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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.
The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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