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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 940MX 2GB Radeon HD 6970M
Cyberpunk 2077 674% 468%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 674% 468%
eFootball PES 2020 284% 182%
Control 887% 624%
Grand Theft Auto VI 761% 532%
Borderlands 3 495% 337%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 695% 483%
FIFA 20 200% 120%
Red Dead Redemption 2 674% 468%
F1 2019 542% 371%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6970M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has a 442 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 6970M, but the Radeon HD 6970M has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. As a result, the Radeon HD 6970M exhibits a 5.7 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 442 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 6970M, but the Radeon HD 6970M has 24 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. As a result, the Radeon HD 6970M exhibits a 12.8 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 Radeon HD 6970M, 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 Radeon HD 6970M when running the latest games.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB and the Radeon HD 6970M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon HD 6970M has 99.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 6970M is massively better than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6970M has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6970M is 326. The GeForce 940MX 2GB having 318 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon HD 6970M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 6970M. This means that the GeForce 940MX 2GB is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 6970M.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 6970M requires 75 Watts. The Radeon HD 6970M requires 50 Watts more than the GeForce 940MX 2GB to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 6970M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1122 MHzvs680 MHz
Boost Clock1242 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108-N16S-GTRTerascale 2 Blackcomb XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs04 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
5.7
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1920x1080
4.2
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2560x1440
2.8
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3840x2160
1.9
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs960
Actual Shader Performance31%vs16%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs48
Texture Rate26.9 GTexel/svs32.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs32
Pixel Rate9 GPixel/svs21.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs1600x900
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs75 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHzvsIntel Core i7-2630QM 4-Core 2.0GHz
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.
Radeon HD 6970M is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Terrascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Barts Core (therefore related to Radeon HD 6850) and offers 980 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. Its central clock runs at 680MHz and the memory clock operates at 900MHz.
Despite being based on the same Core used on Radeon HD 6850, its performance is more comparable to Radeon HD 6790 due to being heavily underclocked.
Most of today's modern games are playable at the highest settings but some exceptions will require lower resolutions or modest presets to be played optimally.
Recommended CPUIntel Pentium Dual Core B960 2.2GHz
AMD APU A6-3410MX Quad-Core
Intel Core i5-470UM 1.33GHz
Intel Core i5-540UM 1.2GHz
Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz
Intel Core i7-6567U 2-Core 3.3GHz
Intel Core i5-5350H 3.1GHz
Intel Core i7-2635QM 4-Core 2.0GHz
Intel Core i7-2630QM 4-Core 2.0GHz
Intel Core i5-6287U 3.1GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesN/AN/A
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