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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 940MX 2GB HD i5 2520M
Cyberpunk 2077 495% 2711%
Hitman 3 674% 3557%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 444% 2471%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 426% 2388%
FIFA 21 200% 1318%
Grand Theft Auto VI 737% 3855%
Far Cry 6 761% 3967%
Genshin Impact 495% 2711%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 753% 3930%
Battlefield 6 674% 3557%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB are massively better than the Intel HD i5 2520M.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB was released over three years more recently than the HD i5 2520M, 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 HD i5 2520M when running the latest games.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 2048 MB video memory, but the HD i5 2520M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the HD i5 2520M has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644 and the actual shader performance of the HD i5 2520M 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 HD i5 2520M.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the HD i5 2520M requires 35 Watts. The HD i5 2520M requires 10 Watts more than the GeForce 940MX 2GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i5 2520M 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 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1242 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108-N16S-GTRSandy Bridge
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2016vs30 Mar 2011
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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1920x1080
4.2
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2560x1440
2.8
green tick vs -
3840x2160
1.9
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1001 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs21.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs12
Actual Shader Performance31%vs1%
Technology28nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate26.9 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate9 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs35 Watts
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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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.
HD i5 2520M is specific version of Intel HD 3000 graphics that is built into the 'Intel Core i5 2520M' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row The Third, Battlefield 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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