840A vs RTX 2070 Super

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
2.03
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Turing
GPU code name
GM108
 
Turing TU104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
17 March 2014 (7 years ago)
 
2 July 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$499
Price now
no data
 
$1271

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 cores
384
 
2560
Core clock speed
1029 MHz
 
1605 MHz
Boost clock speed
1124 MHz
 
1770 MHz
Number of transistors
no data
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
33 Watt
 
215 Watt
Texture fill rate
17.98
 
283.2
Floating-point performance
863.2 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
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267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR3
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
2002 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
16.02 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

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 Connectors
No outputs
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
1.2.131
CUDA
5.0
 
7.5

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 4.45
RTX 2070 Super 68.49 +1439.1%

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.

GeForce 840A 1179
RTX 2070 Super 18128 +1437.6%

Gaming performance

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

GeForce 840A satisfies 73% minimum and 62% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
73%
Recommended
62%
Minimum
73%
Recommended
62%

RTX 2070 Super satisfies 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GeForce 840A
RTX 2070 Super
1080p
 
no data
138
1440p
 
no data
93
4K
 
no data
66

Competitors of GeForce 840A from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 840A from AMD is FireStream 9250, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 840A:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2070 Super from AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 2070 Super's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2070 Super:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 840A

Lower power consumption (33W vs 215W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super

1439.1% faster (about 15.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (2 July 2019 vs 17 March 2014)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)

More pipelines (2560 vs 384)

Higher memory bandwidth (448 vs 16.02 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)

DLSS

Raytracing

VR Ready

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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