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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris i5 5350H GeForce GTX 950M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 501% 205%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 450% 179%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 432% 170%
FIFA 21 203% 54%
Grand Theft Auto VI 746% 330%
Far Cry 6 770% 342%
Genshin Impact 501% 205%
Hitman 3 682% 297%
eFootball PES 2021 203% 54%
Watch Dogs Legion 480% 195%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB are significantly better than the Intel Iris i5 5350H.

The GTX 950M has a 614 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the Iris i5 5350H. This results in the GTX 950M providing 34.2 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 614 MHz higher core clock speed and 14 more Render Output Units than the Iris i5 5350H. This results in the GTX 950M providing 14 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 Iris i5 5350H was released less than a year after the GTX 950M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 950M has 1920 MB more video memory than the Iris i5 5350H, 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 50.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Iris i5 5350H, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 950M is much better than the Iris i5 5350H.

The Iris i5 5350H has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the Iris i5 5350H is 403 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950M is 858. The GTX 950M having 455 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 950M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Iris i5 5350H.

The Iris i5 5350H transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950M. This means that the Iris i5 5350H is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950M.

The Iris i5 5350H requires 47 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB requires 50 Watts. The GTX 950M requires 3 Watts more than the Iris i5 5350H to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 950M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Iris i5 5350H.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs914 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs993 MHz
ArchitectureBroadwell GT3-EMaxwell GM107-N16P-GT
OC Potential None vs Good
Driver Support Ok vs Great
Release Date02 Jun 2015vs12 Mar 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed933 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth29.9GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs640
Actual Shader Performance19%vs41%
Texture Mapping Units8vs40
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs36.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs16
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs14.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2304vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-5350H 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris i5 5350H is the Specific Version of Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile that is Integrated in the Core i5-5350H Processor.

The Broadwell Architecture Succeeds the Haswell Architecture and offers Faster & More Efficient Integrated Graphics. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.
The GPU Codenamed GT3-U offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The Operating Memory Clock depends at which speed the System's RAM is running and which Memory Type is installed and is ultimately limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 933MHz.
Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface.
An addition to the Iris Graphics is the access to a L4 Cache of 128MB eDRAM which further increases the Memory Performance.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 2GB.

Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary heavily from System to System.
Best Case Scenario, expect Performance Identical to a dedicated GeForce 940M.

System Suggestions
Intel Iris i5 5350H is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 950M 2GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first variant of the Maxwell 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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