AMD FireStream 9250 vs NVIDIA GeForce 840A

Price now no data
Games supported 58%
NVIDIA GeForce 840A
NVIDIA GeForce 840A
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1029 MHz
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 2002 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD FireStream 9250
FireStream 9250
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 625 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1986 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 58%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating669675
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)TeraScale (2005−2013)
GPU code nameGM108RV770
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date17 March 2014 (9 years old)16 June 2008 (14 years old)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384800
Core clock speed1029 MHz625 MHz
Boost clock speed1124 MHzno data
Number of transistorsno data956 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)33 Watt150 Watt
Texture fill rate17.9825.00
Floating-point performance863.2 gflops1,000.0 gflops

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsno data1x 6-pin


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount2 GB1 GB
Memory bus width64 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed2002 MHz1986 MHz
Memory bandwidth16.02 GB/s63.55 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs1x DVI

API support

List of supported APIs, including specific versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)10.1 (10_1)
Shader Model5.14.1
CUDA5.0no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GeForce 840A 2.97
FireStream 9250 2.94
  • Passmark


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

GeForce 840A 1179
FireStream 9250 1164

GeForce 840A outperforms FireStream 9250 by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 2.97 2.94
Recency 17 March 2014 16 June 2008
Memory bus width 64 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 384 800
Memory bandwidth 16.02 63.55
Chip lithography 28 nm 55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 33 Watt 150 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 840A
GeForce 840A


AMD FireStream 9250
FireStream 9250

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of GeForce 840A by AMD

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 840A is Hainan, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our ranking.

AMD Hainan Hainan

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Competitors of FireStream 9250 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FireStream 9250 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 460 OEM, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 OEM GeForce GTX 460 OEM

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to FireStream 9250:

GeForce 840A 101.02
FireStream 9250 100
GeForce 930A 97.62
GeForce 830A 97.62

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User rating

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