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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 940MX 2GB GeForce 310M v2
Cyberpunk 2077 495% 2725%
Hitman 3 674% 3575%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 444% 2484%
Resident Evil 8 495% 2725%
FIFA 21 200% 1325%
Grand Theft Auto VI 737% 3875%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 426% 2400%
Genshin Impact 495% 2725%
The Medium 642% 3425%
Far Cry 6 761% 3988%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 310M v2.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has a 516 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 310M v2. This results in the GeForce 940MX 2GB providing 22.1 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 516 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 310M v2. This results in the GeForce 940MX 2GB providing 6.6 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 three years more recently than the GeForce 310M v2, and so the GeForce 940MX 2GB is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 310M v2 when running the latest games.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce 310M v2, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 940MX 2GB also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 5.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 310M v2, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is marginally better than the GeForce 310M v2.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 310M v2 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 310M v2 is 24. The GeForce 940MX 2GB having 620 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 940MX 2GB delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 310M v2.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 310M v2. This means that the GeForce 940MX 2GB is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 310M v2.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce 310M v2 requires 14 Watts. The GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 11 Watts more than the GeForce 310M v2 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 940MX 2GB to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 310M v2.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1122 MHzvs606 MHz
Boost Clock1242 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108-N16S-GTRTesla GT218-N11M-GE1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs10 Jan 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.4
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1600x900
5.7
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2.3
1920x1080
4.2
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1.6
2560x1440
2.8
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3840x2160
1.9
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0.1

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs10.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs16
Actual Shader Performance31%vs1%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs8
Texture Rate26.9 GTexel/svs4.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate9 GPixel/svs2.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs14 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHzvsIntel Core i3-M330 2.13GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

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 310M v2 is an Entry-Level Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT218-N11M-GE1 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 606MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 667MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 14W, it may be used on very small notebooks.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance slightly above the desktop GeForce 210.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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