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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 940MX 2GB Iris i7 5950HQ
Cyberpunk 2077 495% 465%
Hitman 3 674% 635%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 444% 417%
Resident Evil 8 495% 465%
FIFA 21 200% 185%
Grand Theft Auto VI 737% 695%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 426% 400%
The Medium 642% 605%
Genshin Impact 495% 465%
Far Cry 6 761% 718%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris i7 5950HQ are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has a 822 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Iris i7 5950HQ. This results in the GeForce 940MX 2GB providing 24.5 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 822 MHz higher core clock speed and 6 more Render Output Units than the Iris i7 5950HQ. This results in the GeForce 940MX 2GB providing 8.4 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 less than a year after the Iris i7 5950HQ, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 1920 MB more video memory than the Iris i7 5950HQ, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Iris i7 5950HQ has 13.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the Iris i7 5950HQ is slightly better than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Iris i7 5950HQ has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644 and the actual shader performance of the Iris i7 5950HQ is 442. The GeForce 940MX 2GB having 202 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 940MX 2GB delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Iris i7 5950HQ.

The Iris i7 5950HQ transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. This means that the Iris i7 5950HQ is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Iris i7 5950HQ should consume less power than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the Iris i7 5950HQ requires 47 Watts. The Iris i7 5950HQ requires 22 Watts more than the GeForce 940MX 2GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Iris i7 5950HQ 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 MHzvs300 MHz
Boost Clock1242 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108-N16S-GTRBroadwell GT3-E
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Great vs Ok
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs02 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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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 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs933 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs29.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs48
Actual Shader Performance31%vs21%
Technology28nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs8
Texture Rate26.9 GTexel/svs2.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs2
Pixel Rate9 GPixel/svs0.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2304
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs47 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHzvsIntel Core i7-5950HQ 4-Core 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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
Intel Iris i7 5950HQ is the Specific Version of Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Mobile that is Integrated in the Core i7-5950HQ Processor.

Architecture
The Broadwell Architecture Succeeds the Haswell Architecture and offers Faster & More Efficient Integrated Graphics. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.
The GPU Codenamed GT3-U offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The Operating Memory Clock depends at which speed the System's RAM is running and which Memory Type is installed and is ultimately limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 933MHz.
Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface.
An addition to the Iris Graphics is the access to a L4 Cache of 128MB eDRAM which further increases the Memory Performance.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 2GB.

Performance
Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary heavily from System to System.
Best Case Scenario, expect Performance Identical to a dedicated GeForce 940M.

System Suggestions
Intel Iris i7 5950HQ is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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