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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 940MX 2GB GeForce GTX 470M
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 Nvidia GeForce GTX 470M are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has a 587 MHz higher core clock speed but 24 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 470M. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GeForce 940MX 2GB manages to provide 1.2 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 587 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 470M, but the GeForce GTX 470M has 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. As a result, the GeForce GTX 470M exhibits a 3.8 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 three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 470M, 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 GTX 470M when running the latest games.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 470M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce GTX 470M has superior memory performance.

The GeForce GTX 470M has 44 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 470M is noticeably better than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470M has 288. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 470M is 308. The GeForce 940MX 2GB having 336 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTX 470M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 470M. This means that the GeForce 940MX 2GB is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 470M.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470M requires 75 Watts. The GeForce GTX 470M requires 50 Watts more than the GeForce 940MX 2GB to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 470M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1122 MHzvs535 MHz
Boost Clock1242 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108-N16S-GTRFermi GF104-N11E-GT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs03 Sep 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.4
vs green tick
8.1
1600x900
5.7
vs green tick
6.1
1920x1080
4.2
vs green tick
4.6
2560x1440
2.8
vs green tick
2.9
3840x2160
1.9
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs625 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs60GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs288
Actual Shader Performance31%vs15%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs48
Texture Rate26.9 GTexel/svs25.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs24
Pixel Rate9 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
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 i7-840QM 4-Core 1.86GHz
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
GeForce GTX 470M is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture was first manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF104-N11E-GT which has 6 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 288 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 24 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 550MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1.5GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it is only suited for large laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance identical to a desktop GeForce GTS 450.

System Suggestions
We recommend a fast processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 470M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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