840M vs RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

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)
0.20
 
2.58
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Turing
GPU code name
N15S-GT
 
N18E-G2R
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
12 March 2014 (7 years ago)
 
2 April 2020 (1 year ago)
Price now
$743
 
$812

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
 
930 MHz
Boost clock speed
1124 MHz
 
1155 MHz
Number of transistors
no data
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
33 Watt
 
80 Watt
Texture fill rate
17.98
 
184.8
Floating-point performance
863.2 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 840M and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
medium sized
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

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
4 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
11000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
16.02 GB/s
 
352.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

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
 
No outputs
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

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

Optimus
+
 
-
VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
1.2.140
CUDA
+
 
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 840M 3.94
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 54.45 +1282%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GeForce 840M 8724
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 126747 +1352.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce 840M 1361
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 18395 +1251.6%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GeForce 840M 1573
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 20873 +1227%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GeForce 840M 2340
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 27724 +1084.8%

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GeForce 840M 7191
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 65101 +805.3%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GeForce 840M 119888
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 461648 +285.1%

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 840M 1061
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 14673 +1282.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 840M and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
92 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

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

GeForce 840M satisfies 72% minimum and 61% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
72%
Recommended
61%
Minimum
72%
Recommended
61%

RTX 2070 Super Max-Q satisfies 100% minimum and 99% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
99%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
99%

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

 
GeForce 840M
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
900p
 
45
no data
1080p
 
18 −488.9%
106 +488.9%
1440p
 
no data
73
4K
 
no data
45

Competitors of GeForce 840M from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 840M from AMD is Radeon HD 6740G2, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 840M:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 6600M, which is slower by 29% and lower by 49 positions in our rating.

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 840M

Cheaper ($743 vs $812)

Lower power consumption (33W vs 80W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

1282% faster (about 14 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (2 April 2020 vs 12 March 2014)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)

More pipelines (2560 vs 384)

Higher memory bandwidth (352 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 Max-Q, 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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