Intel Iris Graphics 540 vs NVIDIA GeForce 940M

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the Intel Iris Graphics 540 on one side and NVIDIA GeForce 940M on the other side.

The first video card was released on Sep 1st, 2015. This GPU is equipped with System Shared of System Shared memory, with a bandwidth of System Dependent. The architecture of this card: base clock of 300 MHz and a boost clock of 1000 MHz, TDP of this video card is 15 W.

The second video card was released on Mar 13th, 2015 and comes with 2 GB of DDR3 memory, with a bandwidth of 14.40 GB/s. This GPU also has a base clock of 1020 MHz and a boost clock of 1098 MHz, and it has a TDP of 75 W.

This table also comprises board specifications, pixel and texture filtration, launch price, and benchmarks such as G3DMark, PassMark G2D, 3DMark Firestrike, FPS, and Hashrate.

Key Differences

Advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 540:

  • Intel Iris Graphics 540 is newer: launch date is Sep 1st, 2015.
  • Passmark G3DMark is 10.86%: higher: 1252 vs 1116.
  • Passmark PassMark G2D is 52.63%: higher: 323 vs 153.
  • Consumes less energy: 75 W vs 15 W.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 940M:

  • Up to 240% higher base clock speed: 1020 MHz vs 300 MHz.
  • Up to 9.8% higher boost clock speed: 1098 MHz vs 1000 MHz.
  • Up to 46.35% higher in FLOPS: 1124 GFLOPS vs 768 GFLOPS.

Technical specifications

Intel Iris Graphics 540 NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: Intel Iris Graphics 540 NVIDIA GeForce 940M
GPU Variant: - N16S-GT1-KB-B
Processor: Generation 9.0 Maxwell
Foundry: Intel TSMC
Technology: 14 nm+ 28 nm
Transistors: unknown 1870 million
Die Size: unknown 148 mm²
General information
Release Date: Sep 1st, 2015 Mar 13th, 2015
Availability: - -
Generation: HD Graphics-M (Skylake) GeForce 900M
Predecessor: - GeForce 800M
Successor: - GeForce 10 Mobile
Production: Active End-of-life
Launch Price: - -
Current Price: - -
Bus Interface: Ring Bus MXM-B (3.0)
Reviews: 2 in our database -
Clock Speeds
Base Clock Speed: 300 MHz 1020 MHz
Boost Clock Speed: 1000 MHz 1098 MHz
SOC clock: - -
UVD clock: - -
Memory Clock: System Shared 900 MHz 1800 Mbps effective
Memory specs
RAM: System Shared 2 GB
Type of memory: System Shared DDR3
Memory Bus: System Shared 64 bit
Memory Bandwidth: System Dependent 14.40 GB/s
Render Config
Shading Units: 384 512
TMUs: 48 32
ROPs: 6 16
Compute units: - -
Tensor Cores: - -
RT Cores: - -
L0 Cache: - -
L1 Cache: - 64 KB (per SMM)
L2 Cache: - 2 MB
L3 Cache: - -
Board specs
Slot Width: IGP MXM Module
Length: - -
Width: - -
Height: - -
TDP: 15 W 75 W
Suggested PSU: - -
Outputs: No outputs No outputs
Power Connectors: - -
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - -
Technology Support
DirectX: 12 (12_1) 12 (11_0)
OpenGL: 4.6 4.6
OpenCL: 6252 -
Vulkan: 2018 -
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: - -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6 GPixel/s
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
17.57 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48 GTexel/s
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
35.14 GTexel/s
FP32 (float):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
768 GFLOPS
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
1124 GFLOPS
FP64 (double):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
35.14 GFLOPS (1:32)
Unified Shaders:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
384
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
No data
Texture Mapping Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
No data
Render Output Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
No data

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
1252
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
1116
PassMark (G2D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
323
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
153
3DMark (Fire Strike):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
0
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
506
3DMark (Ice Storm):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
123587
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
120740
OpenCL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6252
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
No data
Vulkan:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
2018
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
No data
METAL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6079
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
No data

Gaming performance benchmarks comparison

Game
Frames per second (avg)
Counter-Strike: GO
Intel Iris Graphics 540
No data
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
140.6
Fortnite
Intel Iris Graphics 540
No data
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
122

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