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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 940MX 2GB Radeon HD 8850M v2
Cyberpunk 2077 495% 465%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 444% 417%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 426% 400%
Hitman 3 674% 635%
Grand Theft Auto VI 737% 695%
FIFA 21 200% 185%
Far Cry 6 761% 718%
Genshin Impact 495% 465%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 753% 710%
Watch Dogs Legion 474% 445%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8850M v2 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has a 597 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8850M. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GeForce 940MX 2GB manages to provide 5.9 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 940MX 2GB has a 597 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Render Output Units than the HD 8850M. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GeForce 940MX 2GB manages to provide 0.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. 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 HD 8850M, 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 HD 8850M.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB and the Radeon HD 8850M v2 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 8850M has 56 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8850M is much better than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8850M v2 has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8850M is 464. The GeForce 940MX 2GB having 180 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 8850M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8850M v2 requires 45 Watts. The HD 8850M requires 20 Watts more than the GeForce 940MX 2GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 8850M 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 MHzvs525 MHz
Boost Clock1242 MHzvs725 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108-N16S-GTRGCN 1.1 Venus PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs01 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.4
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7.5
1600x900
5.7
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5.8
1920x1080
4.2
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4.4
2560x1440
2.8
green tick vs green tick
2.8
3840x2160
1.9
green tick vs
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs72GB/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%vs22%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs40
Texture Rate26.9 GTexel/svs21 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate9 GPixel/svs8.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs45 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHzvsIntel Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz
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.
Overview
Radeon HD 8850M v2 is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Venus PRO which has 10 Compute Units activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 525MHz and goes up to 725MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The memory clock operates at 1125MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 45W, it is suited for 17" or larger laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 660M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8850M v2.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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