GT 940M Benchmarks and Info

Benchmark Suite Scores

2017Lowest
Bioshock Infinite, High@768p
Thief, Very high@768p
Battlefield 4 Campaign, Medium@768p
35.70
* Scores are average FPS
GT 940M Specs
ModelGT 940M (Maxwell I)
CoreGM108, 384 cores @ 1.072GHZ - 1.176GHZ
VRAM4GB DDR3 @ 1GHZ (2GHZ eff.), 64-bit.
GFLOPS (w/Boost)903 (FP32)
Memory bandwidth14.4 GB/s
TMUs
ROPs
Power~23W

The GT 940M is a low tier GPU based on the Maxwell I GM108 core. It’s based on the previous generation GT 840M with the same GM108 core and performance is around the same. Released in 2015, it is still in use in some previous generation laptop models, but cost effectiveness is rather low compared to new low-tier GPUs like the Nvidia MX150 and the AMD Vega 8 iGPU inside the mobile Ryzen 2500U while prices are the same, if the laptop is carefully picked.

The performance of the GT 940M, like the 840M before it, is enough for low-medium graphics gaming@768p/1080p, but some of the more demanding 3D games won’t run smoothly even at 768p. For example, Fornite at medium settings will run at around 35-40FPS. The newer Nvidia MX150 is at least 50% faster and often is twice as fast for gaming, so a GT 940M and even the 940MX GDDR5 version competitiveness is low compared to a $450-$500 MX150 based laptop, and the GDDR5 version is the faster of them.

The GT 940M is an incarnation of the GT 840M which was incarnated into the 940MX which incarnated into the MX130 which is still in use in 2018.

  • GT 840M
  • GT 940M
  • GT 940MX GDDR5 (GM107)
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At this point, it would be better to look for other GPUs, even for low priced machines. Laptop with the Nvidia MX150 GPU or the AMD 2500U CPU (with Vega 8 based iGPU) will be much preferable.

worstavgbest

Crysis 3

768p
Medium(768p)
system spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx
232323
Low(768p)
333333
details
ML
Acer Aspire E5-573G | GT 940M DDR3 | I5-5200U
Intel Core I5-5200U (Broadwell 2c / 4t, 2.2 - 2.7GHZ)
23
33
system spec, texture resolution: "medium" preset; SMAA 2Tx

Bioshock Infinite

DX11
768p
Highest(768p)
"Ultra" preset
252525
Very high(768p)
"Very High" preset
343434
High(768p)
"High" preset
393939
details
HSTVHH
Acer Aspire E5-573G | GT 940M DDR3 | I5-5200U
Intel Core I5-5200U (Broadwell 2c / 4t, 2.2 - 2.7GHZ)
25
34
39
"Ultra" preset"Very High" preset"High" preset

Thief

768p
Highest(768p)
171717
Very high(768p)
202020
Medium(768p)
252525
details
HSTVHM
Acer Aspire E5-573G | GT 940M DDR3 | I5-5200U
Intel Core I5-5200U (Broadwell 2c / 4t, 2.2 - 2.7GHZ)
17
20
25

Civilization : Beyond Earth

768p
Highest(768p)
232323
Very high(768p)
232323
High(768p)
272727
details
HSTVHH
Acer Aspire E5-573G | GT 940M DDR3 | I5-5200U
Intel Core I5-5200U (Broadwell 2c / 4t, 2.2 - 2.7GHZ)
23
23
27

Battlefield 4 Campaign

DX11
768p
Highest(768p)
181818
High(768p)
323232
Medium(768p)
484848
details
HSTHM
Acer Aspire E5-573G | GT 940M DDR3 | I5-5200U
Intel Core I5-5200U (Broadwell 2c / 4t, 2.2 - 2.7GHZ)
18
32
48

World of Tanks

DX9
768p
Medium(768p)
333333
Low(768p)
535353
details
ML
Acer Aspire E5-573G | GT 940M DDR3 | I5-5200U
Intel Core I5-5200U (Broadwell 2c / 4t, 2.2 - 2.7GHZ)
33
53

Shadow Of Mordor

768p
Highest(768p)
232323
Very high(768p)
272727
High(768p)
353535
details
HSTVHH
Acer Aspire E5-573G | GT 940M DDR3 | I5-5200U
Intel Core I5-5200U (Broadwell 2c / 4t, 2.2 - 2.7GHZ)
23
27
35

Total War : Attila

768p
Highest(768p)
111111
Very high(768p)
191919
High(768p)
252525
Medium(768p)
353535
details
HSTVHHM
Acer Aspire E5-573G | GT 940M DDR3 | I5-5200U
Intel Core I5-5200U (Broadwell 2c / 4t, 2.2 - 2.7GHZ)
11
19
25
35

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