GeForce 940M vs GeForce GTX 970

GeForce 940M
Memory: 2048Mb DDR3MOBILE
Release date: 13 Mar 2015
GeForce 940M
GeForce GTX 970
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce 940M

115 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 970 .
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 970

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce GTX 970

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 970

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce 940MGeForce GTX 970
GPU NameGM108 (N16S-GT-S)vsGM204 (GM204-200-A1)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size0 mm²vs398 mm²
Transistorsunknownvs5,200 million
Shaders384vs1664
Compute Units3vs13
Core clock1072 MHzvs1050 MHz
ROPs8vs56
TMUs24vs104

Memory Configuration

GeForce 940MGeForce GTX 970
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Bus Width64 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce 940MGeForce GTX 970
TDP33 wattsvs148 watts
Release Date13 Mar 2015vs19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce 940M
    8.58 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    58.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce 940M
    25.73 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    109.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce 940M
    14.40 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce 940M
    823.30 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 970
    3494.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better