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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 940MX 2GB GeForce GTX 970M 3GB
Cyberpunk 2077 495% 59%
Hitman 3 674% 107%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 444% 46%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 426% 41%
FIFA 21 200% 20%
Grand Theft Auto VI 737% 124%
Far Cry 6 761% 130%
Genshin Impact 495% 59%
Battlefield 6 674% 107%
Resident Evil 8 495% 59%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has a 198 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 970M, but the GTX 970M has 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. As a result, the GTX 970M exhibits a 47 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 198 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 970M, but the GTX 970M has 40 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. As a result, the GTX 970M exhibits a 35.4 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 GTX 970M, 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 GTX 970M.

The GTX 970M has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 970M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 970M has 104.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 970M is massively better than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 970M 3GB has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 970M is 1794. The GTX 970M having 1150 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 970M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970M 3GB requires 81 Watts. The GTX 970M requires 56 Watts more than the GeForce 940MX 2GB to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 970M may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1122 MHzvs924 MHz
Boost Clock1242 MHzvs1038 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108-N16S-GTRMaxwell GM204
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs07 Oct 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.4
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10
1600x900
5.7
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10
1920x1080
4.2
vs green tick
8.4
2560x1440
2.8
vs green tick
6.1
3840x2160
1.9
vs green tick
4.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs1253 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs120.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs1280
Actual Shader Performance31%vs86%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs80
Texture Rate26.9 GTexel/svs73.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs48
Pixel Rate9 GPixel/svs44.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs81 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHzvsIntel Core i7-4930MX 4-Core 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 970M 3GB is a high-end Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression 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.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204 which has 10 SM activated and thus offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 924MHz and goes up to 993MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The frame buffer size is adequate and any extra memory wouldn't add any extra performance.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Temperature
The Card is known to run cool. However, ultimately, it all depends on the notebook's cooling system.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 81W, it will only be equipped in large notebooks.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 10% faster than GeForce GTX 880M. Therefore, it should even surpass GeForce GTX 760 and be around as fast as desktop GeForce GTX 670. GeForce GTX 970M is therefore the second fastest mobile Graphics Card as of October 2014 and AMD's Radeon R9 M290X is beaten in over 20%.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 970M 6GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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