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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3840QM GeForce 9500M GS
Cyberpunk 2077 1728% 4331%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1572% 3953%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1518% 3822%
FIFA 21 822% 2135%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1518% 3822%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 1389% 3508%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2521% 6253%
Watch Dogs Legion 1664% 4175%
Genshin Impact 1728% 4331%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2473% 6135%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 3840QM are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 9500M GS.

The HD i7 3840QM was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9500M GS, and so the HD i7 3840QM is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9500M GS when running the latest games.

The GeForce 9500M GS has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i7 3840QM does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 3840QM has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9500M GS has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3840QM is 83 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9500M GS is 38. The HD i7 3840QM having 45 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i7 3840QM delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9500M GS.

The HD i7 3840QM transistor size technology is 58 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9500M GS. This means that the HD i7 3840QM is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9500M GS.

The HD i7 3840QM requires 45 Watts to run and the GeForce 9500M GS requires 20 Watts. The HD i7 3840QM requires 25 Watts more than the GeForce 9500M GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 3840QM to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 9500M GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs475 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy Bridge GT2G84
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs01 Feb 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - green tick vs green tick -
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2560x1440 - green tick vs green tick -
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs32
Actual Shader Performance4%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
Pixel Rate1.3 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs20 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3840QM 4-Core 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewN/AThe NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS GPUs, deliver the ultimate balance between mobility and performance for astounding PureVideo HD technology playback capabilities combined with 3D features to enable visually-intense applications and games.
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