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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 5500M 4GB GeForce 940MX 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 26% 495%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 15% 444%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11% 426%
Grand Theft Auto VI 77% 737%
FIFA 21 37% 200%
Genshin Impact 26% 495%
Far Cry 6 82% 761%
Hitman 3 63% 674%
Watch Dogs Legion 21% 474%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 80% 753%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 5500M 4GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The RX 5500M has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. This results in the RX 5500M providing 94.1 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 RX 5500M has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. This results in the RX 5500M providing 35 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 RX 5500M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 940MX 2GB, and so the RX 5500M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 940MX 2GB when running the latest games.

The RX 5500M has 2048 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 RX 5500M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 940MX 2GB has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 5500M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is slightly better than the RX 5500M.

The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB has 1408 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 940MX 2GB has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 5500M is 1506 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940MX 2GB is 644. The RX 5500M having 862 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 5500M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The RX 5500M transistor size technology is 21 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 940MX 2GB. This means that the RX 5500M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 940MX 2GB.

The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB requires 85 Watts to run and the GeForce 940MX 2GB requires 25 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 5500M. The RX 5500M requires 60 Watts more than the GeForce 940MX 2GB to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 5500M 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 Speed1375 MHzvs1122 MHz
Boost Clock1645 MHzvs1242 MHz
ArchitectureNaviMaxwell GM108-N16S-GTR
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date07 Oct 2019vs01 Mar 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2001 MHzvs1001 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory Type-vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs16GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1408vs384
Actual Shader Performance72%vs31%
Texture Mapping Units88vs24
Texture Rate121 GTexel/svs26.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs8
Pixel Rate44 GPixel/svs9 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power85 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3580U 4-Core 2.1GHzvsIntel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1366x768

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB is an entry-level laptop graphics card which is part of the AMD Radeon RX 5000M Laptop card series. It was announced on October 7th, 2019.

It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, 88 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1375 MHz and goes up to 1645 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

The RX 5500 XT comes with a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR6 through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 85W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070M. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2019 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this Radeon RX 5500M 4GB card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 5500M 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range R5 Ryzen processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal gaming performance from the RX 5500M 4GB.
GeForce 940MX 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the Maxwell 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.

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.

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.
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