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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950M 2GB GeForce GTX 460M
Cyberpunk 2077 205% 565%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 179% 508%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 170% 488%
FIFA 21 54% 235%
Grand Theft Auto VI 330% 835%
Hitman 3 297% 765%
Genshin Impact 205% 565%
Far Cry 6 342% 862%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 338% 853%
Watch Dogs Legion 195% 541%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M.

The GTX 950M has a 239 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 460M. This results in the GTX 950M providing 15 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 950M has a 239 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 460M, but the GeForce GTX 460M has 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950M. As a result, the GeForce GTX 460M exhibits a 1.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 950M. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 950M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 460M, and so the GTX 950M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 460M when running the latest games.

The GTX 950M has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 460M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 950M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 950M has 20 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 460M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 950M is slightly better than the GeForce GTX 460M.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460M has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950M is 858 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 460M is 259. The GTX 950M having 599 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 950M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 460M.

The GTX 950M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 460M. This means that the GTX 950M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 460M.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460M requires 50 Watts. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed914 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock993 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107-N16P-GTFermi GF106-N11E-GS-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date12 Mar 2015vs03 Sep 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
green tick vs
7
1600x900
7.8
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5.4
1920x1080
6
green tick vs
3.9
2560x1440
4.3
green tick vs
2.5
3840x2160
2.6
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs625 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs60GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs192
Actual Shader Performance41%vs12%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs32
Texture Rate36.6 GTexel/svs21.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs24
Pixel Rate14.6 GPixel/svs16.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i5-520M 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950M 2GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first variant of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an 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 GM107-N16P-GT which has 5 SM activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The central unit runs at 914MHz and goes up to 993MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

Features
DirectX 12 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it may be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Performance
Because GeForce GTX 950M 2GB is just a higher clocked GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB, its performance is only about 5% faster than its predecessors and so GeForce GTX 860M 2GB is still faster.
Still, it still offers decent gaming at 1920x1080 and most modern games should run fluently at high settings.

System Suggestions
We recommend a strong processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 950M 2GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 460M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106-N11E-GE-A1 which has 4 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 24 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 675MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it is suited for average sized laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with the desktop GeForce GT 450 v2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 460M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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