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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 920M 2GB GeForce GTX 280M
Cyberpunk 2077 737% 724%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 666% 654%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 641% 629%
Hitman 3 989% 972%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1078% 1060%
FIFA 21 322% 316%
Far Cry 6 1111% 1093%
Genshin Impact 737% 724%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1100% 1082%
Watch Dogs Legion 707% 695%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 920M 2GB.

The GeForce GTX 280M has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 920M 2GB. This results in the GeForce GTX 280M providing 19 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 GeForce GTX 280M has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 920M 2GB. This results in the GeForce GTX 280M providing 4.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce 920M 2GB was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 280M, and so the GeForce 920M 2GB is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 280M when running the latest games.

The GeForce 920M 2GB has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 280M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce GTX 280M has superior memory performance.

The GeForce GTX 280M has 46.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 920M 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 280M is noticeably better than the GeForce 920M 2GB.

The GeForce 920M 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 280M has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 920M 2GB is 366 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 280M is 187. The GeForce 920M 2GB having 179 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTX 280M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 920M 2GB transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 280M. This means that the GeForce 920M 2GB is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 280M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 920M 2GB should consume less power than the GeForce GTX 280M.

The GeForce 920M 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 280M requires 75 Watts. The GeForce GTX 280M requires 50 Watts more than the GeForce 920M 2GB to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 280M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 920M 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed575 MHzvs585 MHz
Boost Clock954 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208-N16V-GMTesla G92-N10E-GTX
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date13 Mar 2015vs01 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs950 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs60.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 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 Units384vs128
Actual Shader Performance18%vs9%
Texture Mapping Units32vs64
Texture Rate18.4 GTexel/svs37.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate4.6 GPixel/svs9.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs75 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4110M 2.6GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 920M 2GB is an Entry-Level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Kepler Architecture.

This Graphics Card Equips the Kepler GK208 GPU which is essentially a power optimized version of the GK107 GPU. Whereas it still has a count of 2 Stream Multiprocessors, the bus-width has been cut in half to allow for even a smaller power consumption and consequently a cooler operating temperature.
Additionally, the GK208 GPU allows the Central Unit to reach a significant higher frequency, thanks to the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology. The better the laptop's cooling system, the higher the frequency.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK208-N16V-GM which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is Initially clocked at 575MHz and goes up to 954MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it is suited for small laptops.

GeForce 920M 2GB is essentially a slightly faster GeForce GT 735M and offers more or less comparable performance.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 920M 2GB.
GeForce GTX 280M is the second most powerful GPU of the 200M Series released by NVIDIA in 2009/2010. The biggest hindrance it has is the fact that it only supports DirectX up to 10 so DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
It uses the 'G92b' architecture, similar to the one 9800M GTX has but was manufactured at 55nm, instead of 65nm. It also features extra Pipelines as well as increases core frequencies so the performance is much better but still nothing like its desktop version - GeForce GTX 280. It's technically a slower GeForce GTX 285M.
Compared to powerful Mobile GPUS (e.g. GTX 485M, Radeon HD 6990M), GeForce GTX 280M is not far behind and it's capable of playing demanding games (like Crysis 2) at high settings. However, very demanding games like Metro 2033 can only be played at medium settings.
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