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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 940MX 2GB Radeon R9 M270X
Cyberpunk 2077 495% 414%
Hitman 3 674% 568%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 444% 370%
Resident Evil 8 495% 414%
FIFA 21 200% 159%
Grand Theft Auto VI 737% 623%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 426% 355%
Genshin Impact 495% 414%
The Medium 642% 541%
Far Cry 6 761% 643%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 M270X are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has a 397 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R9 M270X, but the Radeon R9 M270X has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. As a result, the Radeon R9 M270X exhibits a 7.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has a 397 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R9 M270X, but the Radeon R9 M270X has 8 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. As a result, the Radeon R9 M270X exhibits a 2.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB was released over a year more recently than the Radeon R9 M270X, and so the GeForce 940MX 2GB is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon R9 M270X.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB and the Radeon R9 M270X have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon R9 M270X has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R9 M270X is noticeably better than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 M270X has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 M270X is 496. The GeForce 940MX 2GB having 148 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon R9 M270X performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 M270X requires 50 Watts. The Radeon R9 M270X requires 25 Watts more than the GeForce 940MX 2GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R9 M270X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1122 MHzvs725 MHz
Boost Clock1242 MHzvs775 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108-N16S-GTRGCN 1.1 Venus XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs01 Jun 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.4
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8.2
1600x900
5.7
vs green tick
6.2
1920x1080
4.2
vs green tick
4.6
2560x1440
2.8
vs green tick
3.2
3840x2160
1.9
vs green tick
2.1

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs640
Actual Shader Performance31%vs24%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs48
Texture Rate26.9 GTexel/svs34.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate9 GPixel/svs11.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.2
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHzvsIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 940MX 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the Maxwell Architecture.

Architecture
GeForce 940MX 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM108-N16S-GTR which is a First Gen Maxwell GPU and is identical to the GM108-N16S-GT-S used on GeForce 940M but with the addition of GDDR5 Support.
GM108-N16S-GTR has 3 Compute Units Unlocked and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is Clocked at 1122Hz and goes up to 1242MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with DDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 64-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1001MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it is suited for small and medium sized laptops.

Performance
Equipped with DDR3, GeForce GT 940MX is only slightly faster than GeForce GT 940M.

System Suggestions
GeForce 940MX 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We Recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon R9 M270X is an upcoming high-end mobile graphics Card, based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
Radeon R9 M270X offers a GPU codenamed Venus xT which is at essence a mobile version of the Cape Verde XT GPU. Thus, it offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5.
The central unit runs at 725MHz and goes up to 775MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1000MHz. Expect a rated board TDP of 60W.
Its performance is therefore positioned between Radeon 7750 and Radeon 7770 and thus the card is not suited for 1080p gaming but it needs to be paired with at least 8GB of RAM and a considerably powerful Dual-Core processor.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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