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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB GeForce 940MX 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 26% 495%
Hitman 3 63% 674%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 15% 444%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11% 426%
FIFA 21 37% 200%
Grand Theft Auto VI 77% 737%
Far Cry 6 82% 761%
Genshin Impact 26% 495%
Battlefield 6 63% 674%
Resident Evil 8 26% 495%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has a 84 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980MX, but the GTX 980MX has 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. As a result, the GTX 980MX exhibits a 81.1 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 84 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980MX, but the GTX 980MX has 56 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. As a result, the GTX 980MX exhibits a 57.4 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 GTX 980MX was released less than a year after the GeForce 940MX 2GB, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 980MX has 6144 MB more video memory than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980MX also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980MX has 144.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980MX is massively better than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB has 1664 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980MX is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644. The GTX 980MX having 1890 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980MX delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB requires 122 Watts to run and the GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts. The GTX 980MX requires 97 Watts more than the GeForce 940MX 2GB to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980MX may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1038 MHzvs1122 MHz
Boost Clock1128 MHzvs1242 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204Maxwell GM108-N16S-GTR
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Jun 2016vs01 Mar 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
7.4
1600x900 - vs green tick
5.7
1920x1080
9.4
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4.2
2560x1440 - vs green tick
2.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.9

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1253 MHzvs1001 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth160.4GB/secvs16GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1664vs384
Actual Shader Performance100%vs31%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units104vs24
Texture Rate108 GTexel/svs26.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs8
Pixel Rate66.4 GPixel/svs9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power122 Wattsvs25 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM204-??? which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU and is identical to the GM204-200-A1 used on the Desktop GeForce GTX 970.
It has 13 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 1664 Shader Processing Units, 104 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at ????MHz and goes up to ????MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 8GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 122W, it may only be used on Very Large Notebooks.

Performance
Product Not Released Yet.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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