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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 945M 2GB GeForce GTX 950M 2GB
Hitman 3 359% 297%
Cyberpunk 2077 253% 205%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 223% 179%
Resident Evil 8 253% 205%
FIFA 21 78% 54%
Grand Theft Auto VI 397% 330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 213% 170%
Genshin Impact 253% 205%
Far Cry 6 411% 342%
The Medium 341% 281%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 945M 2GB.

The GeForce 945M 2GB has a 14 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950M, but the GTX 950M has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 945M 2GB. As a result, the GTX 950M exhibits a 6.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce 945M 2GB. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce 945M 2GB has a 14 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 945M 2GB providing 0.2 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 945M 2GB 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 GeForce 945M 2GB and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 950M has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 945M 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 950M is noticeably better than the GeForce 945M 2GB.

The GeForce 945M 2GB has 512 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 945M 2GB is 722 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950M is 858. The GTX 950M having 136 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 945M 2GB.

The GeForce 945M 2GB requires 40 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB requires 50 Watts. The GTX 950M requires 10 Watts more than the GeForce 945M 2GB 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 GeForce 945M 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed928 MHzvs914 MHz
Boost Clock1045 MHzvs993 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107Maxwell GM107-N16P-GT
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 Oct 2015vs12 Mar 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.5
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9.9
1600x900
7.4
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7.8
1920x1080
5.6
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6
2560x1440
3.6
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4.3
3840x2160
2.4
vs green tick
2.6

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs640
Actual Shader Performance35%vs41%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs40
Texture Rate29.7 GTexel/svs36.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate14.8 GPixel/svs14.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power40 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHzvsIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 945M 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the Maxwell Architecture.

Architecture
GeForce 945M 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM107-???? which is a First Gen Maxwell GPU and is identical to the GM107-300-A2 used on the desktop GeForce GTX 750 but without GDDR5 Support.
GM107-???? has 4 Compute Units Unlocked and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is Clocked at 928Hz and goes up to 1045MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with DDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 40W, it is suited for medium sized laptops.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Performance can match the older but Higher Positioned GeForce GTX 765M.
As a Result, Gaming 1080p is possible but not recommended.

System Suggestions
GeForce 945M 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We Recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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