NVIDIA GeForce 830M vs NVIDIA GeForce 930M – benchmarks and gaming tests

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Today we decided to compare two generations of mid-range NVIDIA GPUs with one year between the releases of the two – the GeForce 830M and GeForce 930M. Both cards are used primarily in budget and multimedia notebooks as more powerful (but certainly no gaming-grade) alternatives to Intel’s integrated graphics. It is clear you won’t be able to play at high settings, but will they have enough power at least for low graphics settings?

The two graphics cards have a lot of things in common – both use the GM108 Maxwell GPU, come with 2GB DDR3 memory, the same number of ROP cores and same power consumption of 25W. The most notable differences are higher frequency of 830M and the more shading units and TMUs on the 930M. You can see the differences in the table below.

For GeForce 830M we are using a Dell Vostro 5480 configuration with Intel Core i3-4005U, coupled with 4GB RAM and for the GeForce 930M we used ASUS K555L with Intel Core i5-5200U and 4GB RAM.

GeForce 830M GeForce 930M
GPU GM108 GM108
GPU frequency 1082MHz (1150MHz Boost) 928MHz (941MHz Boost)
Memory 2GB 2GB
Memory frequency 1800MHz 1800MHz
Memory type DDR3 DDR3
Memory bus width 64-bit 64-bit
TMUs 16 24
ROPs 8 8
Shading units 256 384
Power consumption (TDP) 25W 25W

You can find more detailed information regarding 930M (2GB DDR3) here: http://laptopmedia.com/video-card/nvidia-geforce-930m-2gb-ddr3/

You can find more detailed information regarding 830M (2GB DDR3) here: http://laptopmedia.com/video-card/nvidia-geforce-830m-2gb-ddr3/

Download the latest drivers: http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Benchmark tests

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)


Gaming tests

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Tomb Raider (768p, Low) Tomb Raider (768p, Medium) Tomb Raider (768p, Max)
GeForce 830M 83 fps 31 fps 14 fps
GeForce 930M 92 fps (+11%) 31 fps (0%) 15 fps (+7%)

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F1 2014 (768p, Low) F1 2014 (768p, Medium) F1 2014 (768p, Max)
GeForce 830M 72 fps 57 fps 41 fps
GeForce 930M 82 fps (+14%) 66 fps (+16%) 39 fps (-5%)

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Thief (768p, Low) Thief (768p, Medium) Thief (768p, Max)
GeForce 830M 26 fps 21 fps 13 fps
GeForce 930M 34 fps (+31%) 24 fps (+14%) 14 fps (+8%)

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GTA V (768p, Low) GTA V (768p, Medium) GTA V (768p, Max)
GeForce 830M 13 fps 4 fps 2 fps
GeForce 930M 36 fps (+177%) 16 fps (+300%) 9 fps (+350%)
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aliefizzulhaq
aliefizzulhaq
6 years ago

Hello my laptop is core i5 6200u-2.3ghz
Ram 4gb graphic card nvidiagt930m 2gb
Can i run low set GTA V on my laptop?

Narayanan
Narayanan
5 years ago
Reply to  aliefizzulhaq

Yes man You can run. But i recommend you to upgrade your RAM to 8GB For better performance.

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