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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 445M v2 GeForce 830M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 707% 653%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 589%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 614% 567%
Hitman 3 950% 880%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1036% 960%
FIFA 21 307% 280%
Far Cry 6 1068% 990%
Genshin Impact 707% 653%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1057% 980%
Watch Dogs Legion 679% 627%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 830M 2GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 445M v2.

The GeForce 830M 2GB has a 512 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GT 445M. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GeForce 830M 2GB manages to provide 3.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce 830M 2GB has a 512 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 445M, but the GT 445M has 8 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 830M 2GB. As a result, the GT 445M exhibits a 0.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce 830M 2GB. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce 830M 2GB was released over three years more recently than the GT 445M, and so the GeForce 830M 2GB is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 445M when running the latest games.

The GeForce 830M 2GB has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 445M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GT 445M has superior memory performance.

The GT 445M has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 830M 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the GT 445M is slightly better than the GeForce 830M 2GB.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 has 144 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 830M 2GB has 256. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 445M is 164 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 830M 2GB is 397. The GeForce 830M 2GB having 233 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 445M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 830M 2GB transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 445M. This means that the GeForce 830M 2GB is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 445M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 830M 2GB should consume less power than the GT 445M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce 830M 2GB requires 25 Watts. The GT 445M requires 10 Watts more than the GeForce 830M 2GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 445M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 830M 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed570 MHzvs1082 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1150 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF106-N11E-GE-A1Maxwell GM108
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs12 Mar 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed625 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs256
Actual Shader Performance8%vs19%
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate13.7 GTexel/svs17.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs8
Pixel Rate9.1 GPixel/svs8.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-540M 2.53GHzvsIntel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 445M v2 is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106-N11E-GE-A1 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 144 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 570MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with the desktop GeForce GT 450 v4.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 445M v2.
GeForce 830M 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

The Maxwell architecture features many improvements and among them is the extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

It equips a GPU codenamed GM108 which has 2 SM activated and thus offers 256 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1082MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The Frame Buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.2 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it will only be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 20% faster than the older GeForce GT 730M. Therefore, it should match GeForce GT 740M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce 830M 2GB.
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