Nvidia GeForce 940M Lower-Mid-Range Laptop Video Card

The Nvidia GeForce 940M is a lower-mid-range dedicated video card, aimed to boost graphics capabilities of the mainstream non-gaming laptops. Many of these notebooks come with just basic integrated graphics good for only casual and totally non-demanding games. The GeForce 940M makes many of the demanding blockbuster titles playable on these machines, after you lower graphics detail settings and resolution. In addition, the dedicated GPU improves performance of some programs, primarily video editing and photography editing software with support for graphics acceleration.

As a side-note, the widely adopted GeForce 940MX performs very similar to the 940M and is only slightly faster.

Nvidia GeForce 940M 3D Mark 11 Benchmark

Nvidia GeForce 940M Benchmark 3D Mark 11


YouTube lists many 940M gameplay videos by various users with different laptop configurations. For instance, GTA 5 is playable on mostly high settings and 1366×768 resolution, with frame rates above 30fps. The same applies to Battlefield 4.

Most of the time, you’ll see the GPU paired with one of the Intel Core U series processors, like the i5-5200U and i7-5500U.

Check out laptops with Nvidia GeForce 940M.

Specifications of the Nvidia GeForce 940M

Here's the specs sheet of the Nvidia GeForce 940M:

GPU Name

Nvidia GeForce 940M

GPU Type

Dedicated video card

Number of Execution Units, Cores, Shaders

384 unified


16 / 32

Core Clock Speed

Default 1072 MHz, Boost 1176MHz

Memory Bus Width


Video Memory Size


Memory Type


Video Memory Speed

1000 MHz

Production Technology


3D Mark 11 (Performance Mode) Score



Written by Dan on September 22, 2015

User reviews, Q&A, and videos about the Nvidia GeForce 940M

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  1. Ankit

    nvidia 840m vs 940m ? which one is better

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    • Danijel Z

      They are basically the same GPUs with the 940M having a bit faster clock speed as the main difference. However, for some reason 3D Mark test show the 840M is marginally better. During gaming you won’t notice any difference between them.

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